Laya Gasa Trek

Laya Trekking offers a unique opportunity to explore the cultures of the Layap people, who live in an isolated part of Bhutan. The trek begins in Drugyel Dzong and passes through beautiful paddy fields and apple orchards. The alpine landscape includes snowcapped mountains like Mt. Jhomolhari (7316 m), Mt. Masagang (7200 m), Mt. Jichu Drake (6974 m), Mt. Gangchen Ta (6794 m), and Mt. Masang Gang (7194 m). The highest point of the trek is Shinche La Pass (5005 m), with crystal lakes. The trek ends in Laya, the second-highest settlement in Bhutan, where the people are famous for their yak-hair costumes and conical bamboo hats. April is the ideal month for trekking in the Laya region. Visits to isolated farmhouses and a tiny village of stone cottages are also made on the trek.