This part of the route describes the trek after Jangothang (Jumolhari Base camp) to Laya and descending into Punakha via Gasa and Gasa Hot Springs. Refer description of Chomolhari treks, prior to this. It describes route after Jangothang to Lingshi, Chebisa, Shomulthang, Robluthang, Limithang, Laya, Koena, Gasa and ending into Punakha.
Approximate recorded GPS location have been provided for mapping but the information is not verified.

Refer description of Chomolhari treks from our website to check the description of trek preceding Laya.

Attractions in Chomolhari to Laya Gasa Trek, around and from Chomolhari to Laya Gasa Trek

  • Halt in Laya The extra day in Laya is to get some rest and to explore and meet the locals. Laya is a large isolated community of roughly 1000 people, who have their own dialect, customs and distinct dress. The wom

  • Laya - Koena Approx.19km about 6-7 hours trek, 260 ascent. 1070m descent
    From the village the trail drops near the river, where there is an army camp. Then trail winds up and down along the river valley avoiding

  • Trek Chebisa - Shomuthang Approximately: 17km about 6-7 hours, ascend 890m/ 540m descent
    From the village you begin by climbing uphill ,a steep slope. Several large herds of blue sheep live near here. You may also see bearded

  • Trek Gasa - Gasa Tsachu (hot spring) After breakfast tour around Gasa village. Gasa is a recently created administrative district's headquarter that oversee the affairs of villages, north till Laya and south till Tashithang . Plans for

  • Trek Gasa Tsachu - Geon Damji - Punakha After a short climb from the hot springs, the trail winds through the rolling hills and passes through pine and oak forests, villages and wheat fields. If you look back, you will see the beautiful vie

  • Trek Jangothang - Lingshi Approximately: distance 18km, 6-7hours trek. 840m ascent and 870m descend.
    Those who face altitude issues, it is a good idea to retrace back to Paro from Jangothang Base camp.

    From the campsite,

  • Trek Koena - Gasa Approximately: 14km about 6-7 hours trek, 900m ascend and 1710m descent
    From the campsite, make a gradual climb and descend through the forest of fir and arrive at Babela pass at 3900m, marked by sto

  • Trek Lemithang - Laya Approx. 10km about 4 -5 hours trek, 60m ascent and 340m descent
    Walk through the cedar forest, crossing river, small streams and make a descent to valley and then climb again and walk through the hea

  • Trek Lingshi - Chebisa Approximately: Distance 10km about 5 hours, ascend 280m/ 400m descent. Today is one of the shortest walking day and you can really take it easy. Hike to the Dzong, descend to visit the Lingshi village

  • Trek Robluthang - Lemithang Approximately: 19km about 7 hours trek- 850m ascent. 870m descent.
    Today is a long and tough day, crossing the Shingela pass, the highest pass on the trek. Follow the stream for a while, then climb o

  • Trek Shomuthang - Robluthang Approximately: 18km about 7 hours, ascend 700m/ 760m descent
    As the walk is little strenuous, it is advisable to start a little early. After crossing the Jerela pass (4750m) you come down to Tsharija