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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 women keep their hair long, (unusual in Bhutan where most woman have close-cropped hair) and wear conical bamboo hats with spike at the top. They dress in black Yak wool jacket and skirt with some colored strip. Their jewellery include array of silver teaspoons at the back. The village is spread out over the hillside, close to the Tibetan border at an altitude of 3700m, is one of the highest villages in Bhutan.