Laya Ghasa 18 Day Trek
Trekking Laya Ghasa, in fact, trekking Bhutan is like nowhere else in the Himalayas because it is an untouched natural wonderland. Rated as one of Bhutan’s most spectacular treks, the Laya Ghasa trek takes you across northern Bhutan’s border with Tibet.
In October, don’t miss the annual Royal Highlander Festival that takes place in Laya, where you’ll see the local people showcasing their unique culture over a two day event in the remote countryside.
Laya Ghasa trek heads northwest from Paro, offering a great variety of trekking conditions, from picturesque farmland and sub-tropical forests to alpine pastureland and high passes.
This trekking route has a combination of thick forests of rhododendron, willow, oak, blue pine, golden birch, juniper. It takes you through the isolated, unique and traditionally rich villages of Chebisa and Laya, passing through several nomadic campsites.
Wild life such as Takin and Blue Sheep can be seen and even snow leopards can sometimes be spotted on this trek. Relax at the hot springs and enjoy fabulous views of snow-capped mountains and experience the unique culture of the friendly Layap people in a truly remote corner of the Himalayas.
When trekking above altitudes of 9,800ft (3000m), it is important to ascend at a rate that allows your body to adjust to the lack of oxygen available in the air you breath. Often known as AMS (Acute Mountain Sickness), Altitude sickness is the number one cause of illness on high treks.
As for most trekking companies, Ammonite Adventure trekking packages allow for slow ascent and acclimatization days where appropriate. Read more about altitude sickness »
Included In Package
- Airport pick up and drop by private car.
- Guided city tour in Paro
- Hotel accommodation when in Paro including Breakfasts
- Tented accommodation and all required equipment during the trek.
- Drinking water for the duration of the tour.
- Briefing on the evening of Day1 with welcome drinks.
- Licensed English-speaking Bhutanese tour guides.
- Monument and museums entrance fees for all sightseeing locations detailed in the itinerary.
- Bhutan visa fees and processing assistance.
- All trekking, route and monument access permits and fees.
- Government royalty (35% of $225), which goes to the country’s health and education projects.
- All government taxes, official expenses and tourist service charges.
Not Included In Package
- Flight tickets related to international travel.
- Food during your stay in Kathmandu (except breakfasts).
- Any kind of drinks (including bar tabs).
- Your travel insurance.
- Nepal visa fee and entry fee.
- Personal expenses.
- Tips to guide and porter.
- Any other expenses not mentioned in the Price Includes section.
The itinerary outlined is a guide based on previous treks but many factors such as weather, local transport, local politics etc can force Ammonite Adventure to amend the itinerary.
The itinerary outlined can also be customized at your request to accommodate specific needs such as group size, time constraints, physical requirements etc.