Trekking in bhutan

This trek route offers huge assortment of trekking conditions which is considered probably the most scenic treks, offering amazing views of probably the most pristine and unspoiled landscapes in Bhutan.

Across the trail you can place indigenous creatures for example blue sheep, marmots, musk deer and Takin, the nation’s animal of Bhutan. You’ll traverse remote mountain villages lived on by Layaps (people of Laya), a market from the Bhutanese society with unique culture, traditions and search. The trek also provides each day of relaxation in the famous Gasa hot springs that will certainly refresh you.

This is among the difficult treks offered in Bhutan because of the high altitudes and steep ascents and descents across the path. The very best seasons to accomplish this concern have been in April-June and Mid-September-Mid-November.

First Day: Gunitsawa village- Sharna Zampa (40mins, 80m descent, camp altitude 2850m)

This trek begins at Gunitsawa Village had you been pass the military publish. In the army publish just outdoors Gunitshawa your trek permit is going to be checked and endorsed. The campground is on the other side from the river, near Gunitsawa.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 2: Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha (Distance 22km, 7-8hours, 770m ascent, 10m descent, camp altitude 3610m)

About this lengthy day, the path continues with a lot of small good and the bad, its gradual climb plus the Pa-Chhu (Paro River) through forests of oak, rhododendrons and ferns and breathtaking vistas. After going uphill with the river valley the valley finally narrows progressively to some mere path which descends to some field.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 3: Thangthangkha – Jangothang (Distance 19km, 5-6hours, 480m ascent, camp altitude 4080m)

If you didn’t see Mt. Jomolhari the prior evening, you still are able to obtain a great view early today. The path is constantly on the stick to the river and passes a little army publish in which the valley starts to widen again. Views of high ridges and snow-capped peaks is visible on every side. Only at that altitude (about 4040 m) you’ll be able to see yaks and yak herders. Camp is beneath a destroyed fortress at the bottom of Mount Jomolhari (7314m).

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 4: Jangothang Halt

The remainder day in Jangothang provides lots of options for day hikes with great views of ponds and snowcapped mountain tops for example Jomolhari and Jichu Drake or visit nearby Tshophu Lake.

You will find good chances to place some blue sheep around the upper slopes from the valley.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 5: Jangothang – Lingshi (Distance 18km, 6-7hours, 840m ascent, 870m descent, camp altitude 4010m)

15 minutes’ walk from Jangothang presents spectacular views of Mount. Jichu Drake (6989m) and additional ahead Mount Tserim Kang (6789m).The ultimate pull enroute is Nyile la pass (4750m) about 4 hrs from Jangothang. Several Yak pastures is visible along the size of the path. When the weather conditions are obvious, there’s a great look at Lingshi Dzong. The path travels over the tributary of Mo Chhu River, progressively climbing down towards the campground at Lingshi (4010m).

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 6: Lingshi – Chebisa (Distance 10km, 5-6hours, 280m ascent, 410m descent, camp altitude 3880m)

Today may be the shortest walking day, and you may really relax. Soon after beginning you’ll achieve a chorten below Lingshi Dzong built-in the 17 centuries, perched around the hilltop having a commanding look at the eco-friendly hillsides, the Winding River and luxurious peaks. After an hour or so from Lingshi, the path reaches a cairn and prayer flags on the ridge at 4,140m after which constitutes a lengthy descent towards the enjoyable settlement of Gayul (3870m).

Departing this village, determination short ascent and descent, the path results in the astounding Chebisa valley. Campground on the field in an altitude of 3880m

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 7: Chebisa – Shomuthang (Distance 17km, 6-7hours, 890m ascent, 540m descent, camp altitude 4220m)

The morning begins with a lengthy ascent behind Chebisa Village (2-3 hrs) via a wide pastureland towards Gobu La (pass). In route, you will notice a couple of people herding yaks. There’s additionally a great opportunity to recognizing blue sheep, branded vultures and Himalayan griffons.

The path later crosses Gombu la pass (4500m) after which descends through rhododendrons shrubbery to some stream at approximately 4170m. The path further climbs more than a small ridge via a cedar plank forest then in to the primary Jholethang Chhu valley inside a deep forest of fir and birch after which towards the village of Shakshepasa (3980m).

There are many yak herders huts enroute. The camp ground reaches Shomuthang (4200m) inside a cluster of brush beside a stream.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 8: Shomuthang – Robluthang (Distance 18km, 6-7hours, 700m ascent, 760m descent, camp altitude 4160m)

The trek starts when walking through edelweiss bound trail having a climb to Jari La pass at altitude 4,700m. The snowcapped peak visible towards the south-east is Kangbum at 6526m. Then descend to Tsarijathang valley, the summer time residence of rare Himalayan Takins (national animal of Bhutan). Came from here we might have to mix the stream as more often than not the footbridge is washed away. After crossing the stream for the left, the path ascends until you achieve Robluthang, a rocky field camp in an altitude of four,200m.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 9: Robluthang – Limithang (Distance 19km, 6-7hours, 850m ascent, 870m descent, camp altitude 4140m)

Today, you’ll mix the greatest pass within our entire trek. Climb all in place through boggy patches crossing stream, traversing marmot holes and moraine, you’ll achieve towards the top of Shingchen La pass (5005m). The vista of snow-covered Gangchenta or even the Tiger Mountain (6,840m) filling the northern horizon is just stunning. Following the pass, descend through rough rocky trail following moraine river valley to Kango Chhu River. The road is very narrow and you might want to mix a stream again and obtain wet. After walking through cedar plank forest we arrive Lingmethang (4,140m), that is a beautiful scattered field through the river with Tiger Mountain towering behind your campground.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 10: Limithang – Laya (Distance 10km, 4-5hours, 60m ascent, 340m descent, camp altitude 3800m)

Today, you walk downhill completely along a narrow, winding river valley. Following a lengthy time, the path goes through densely forested region very enjoyable with wonderful mountain scenery and passing through forests full of moss and singing wild birds.

The village of Laya may be the second greatest settlement in the united states in an altitude of 3800m.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 11: Laya Halt

Spend your day relaxing visiting village houses or happening short hikes over the camp.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 12: Laya – Koina (Distance 19km, 6-7hours, 260m ascent, 1070m descent, camp altitude 3050m)

The path follows the Mo Chhu River downstream completely to Punakha (western Bhutan) several ascents and descents staying away from natural obstacles and affording breath-taking views from the raging river, feeder streams and waterfalls

Even the route offers interesting look at Masang Gang peak (7165m). Camp at Koina in an altitude of 3050m

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 13: Koina – Gasa (Distance 14km, 6-7hours, 740m ascent, 1500m descent, camp altitude 2240m)

Today you’ve got the last major climb from the Laya Gasa Trek. Your day begins with a significant ascent to Bari la pass (3750m) traversing through deep forests of fir.

The path starts lower again, sometimes steeply via a bamboo forest to some stream at 3080m, the vista reason for Gasa Dzong. The path further traverses above Jigme Dorji Wangchuck Park onwards to Gasa.

Overnight Tented Campground

Day 14: Gasa – Punakha

Today spend a couple of hrs using the medicinal waters from the hot springs or drive to Punakha overnight accommodation within the Punakha Valley. (3-4hrs)

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Bhutan Travel Part 15 – Hiking up to Tiger's Nest


Kerry Tolson – Author: This was wonderful, delightfully funny and gorgeous.   Can't wait to do my own trek up to Tigers Nest (soon)….though I definitely won't be jogging  – you crazy lady!   Loved it.

Lingaraju DS: My visit to Tiger Nest is a life time remembrance. I thought I could not complete the trek. But With great enthusiasm and energy me and my friend of aged 60 completed the full trek. Thanks for your video.\nLingaraju (2016)

Dale Willetts: Wow, I am impressed.  You ran all the way up!

M7CVZ: ok, very nice. Glad you made it. Maybe next time traditional soundtrack?

Shivansh Trisal: What's the best time to visit………is April ok….

Dr Pradipta Bhattacharya: ya it's a bit difficult trek as it's vry steep and angle s sharp…bt the ambience is so great….it's dfntly the one I wl remember throughout my life.wl b visiting soon again….

Vikram Thapa: F

Tandin Wangmo: Vikram Thapa U

laki gurung: wht is d name of dis song plz

Georgus: laki gurung paradise By Coldplay