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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Laya-Lingzhi Trek (17 days itinerary with 13 days trekking) 2017

Region : West Central
Level of trek : Medium to Hard
Highest point reached : 4,900 m
Trek Style : In tents on trek
Trek start and end : Starts atShana Zampa  and ends at Damji, Gasa
Tourist Profile : Healthy / fit; below 55 years; enjoys hiking/walking combined with sites and stories on history and culture

The Laya-Lingzhi trek is one of the most formidable adventurous treks recommended for experienced trekkers. The journey takes you through the beautiful alpine region of Laya and Lingshi with spectacular breath-taking close-up views of some of the world’s highest peaks such as Mt. Jumolhari, Mt. Jechu Drake and Mt. Tsherim Gang (6780 m). Trails through Laya and Lingshi communities provide a great deal of cultural interests of pastoral farmers (at 4000 m) who live in the shadows of those towering peaks. Their hospitality is intense and warmly welcoming. They are rarely visited by outsiders.  The trail passes through wildlife habitats of endangered animal species such as Snow Leopard, Blue Sheep, Raven and Blue Poppy, our national flower. Locals here at this altitude harvest Cordycep Sinenses, a rare caterpillar of high medicinal value used for health tonics.

Tour brief:

Day 1 : Arrive in Paro.
Day 2 : Excursion to Taktsang (Tiger Nest monastery) for acclimatization.
Day 3 : Drive upto Sharna-Zampa (32 Kms.) and trek to Soe Thang-Thangkha (22 Kms.).
Day 4 : Trek Soe Thang-Thangkha to Jango-Thang (6 hrs.).
Day 5 : Rest day at Jango-Thang.
Day 6 : Trek Jango-Thang to Lingzhi (6-7 hrs.) 
Day 7 : Trek Lingzhi  to Chebisa (4-5 hrs.);
Day 8 : Trek Chebisa to Shomothang (6-7 hours).
Day 9 : Trek Shomothang to Robluthang (7-8 hrs.).
Day 10 : Trek Robluthang to Limithang (6-7 hrs.).
Day 11 : Trek Limithang to Laya (4-5 hrs.).
Day 12 : Rest day at Laya.
Day 13 : Trek Laya to Koena (6-7 hrs.).
Day 14 : Trek Koena to Gasa Tsachu (6-7 hrs.).
Day 15 : Trek Gasa Tsachu to Goen Damjee (4-5 hrs.).  Our car will pick you up for transfer to Punakha,
Day 16 : Drive Punakha to Paro (5 hrs.).  Rest of the day for shopping
Day 17 : Drive to Paro International airport  for on-ward journey.

Package Costs:


  • 3 stars accommodation (All-inclusive)           - US$3600
  • 4 stars accommodation (All-inclusive)           - US$4000
  • 5 star (Luxury) accommodation (All-inclusive)- US$9584


Additional US$30 surcharge per pax per night for smaller groups with one to two pax.

Covers 3 meals plus 2 refreshments per day, lodge in hotels on twin-sharing basis for 3 and 4 star hotels, a resourceful licensed guide, all entry fees, local transport in suv cars/coaches, flight reservation and all taxes.

Exclude: Air tickets, visa fee (US$40), expenses on medical emergencies and evacuations, liabilities due to cancellation of flights, roadblock, etc.; personal expenses, or any supplemental costs.