Laya, Lingshi, Gasa Trek
This 14-day trek is also known as Queen of Himalayas. It is quite popular because it traverses a great cross section of Bhutan as it winds from the Paro valley in Bhutanese middle hills, up to Laya and Lingshi in Northwest Bhutan which are situated above 13040 feet. Few visitors a year make their way into Laya, one of the most culturally and ecologically pristine regions in the long arc of the Himalaya. The scenery along the way, past the elegant Mount Jumolhari is awe-inspiring with views of alpine landscape, snowcapped mountains and mirrored crystal lakes dotted with yak hair tents of the migratory yak herders. Descend to Gasa and its hot springs where you can soak away the rigors of your trek before ending the trek at Damji and driving back to Thimphu and Paro. This is also end of half part of the Snowman trek.
Grade: Moderate /Demanding.
Trek:14days /Tour duration: 18days.
Distance: 125miles / 201.5km
Altitude gain: 17,069 / 5204m.
Altitude loss: 23,042ft / 7025m