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Unknown Laya Trek Bhutan

The Laya Trek

Chomolhari & Jitchu Drake- The delights of Laya - Taktsang Monastery & Punakha Dzong- Trekking in the land of the lost tigers

Definitely one of the most beautiful and scenically magnificent treks in Bhutan. The Laya Trek is essentially most of the first half of the Snowman Trek, as you walk up to Chomolhari Base Camp, onto Lingshi and to the fabled village of Laya. From Laya the trek then splits from the Snowman route and begins to head south following the Mo Chu River Valley. Some of the BBC Lost Land of the Tigers was filmed here, with the surprising discovery that there were tigers in Bhutan living at elevations of up to 4,000m! If you only are ever going to get the chance to do one of our Private Bhutan Treks in your lifetime and enjoy spectacular mountain scenery and unique cultures, then this is the one to do. This is a superlative on foot Himalayan journey. Sightseeing at Punakha and Thimpu is incorporated into this suggested itinerary as well as the hike to the famous Tiger’s Nest-Taktsang Monastery.


Sleeping bags (4 season) will be required for nights spent camping


This trip features a good Bhutanese standard of hotel accommodation, however there are options to upgrade to 4*/5* top end Boutique Hotels in Paro & Thimpu

18 Days -  13 Days Challenging Walking- Max altitude 4900m - 4nts Hotels - 13nts Camping



The price shown is for guideline purposes. The price is inclusive of all accommodation described in the detailed itinerary (twin share in hotels) - all airport and land transfers,  private overland travel, Full Camp Crew Service (inc Cook), Porterage on Trek (usually pack animals), all camping equipment (except sleeping bags). Tents on twin share basis. all meals as indicated in the itinerary,  permits & fees,  sightseeing where specified, Bhutan Visa & Tourist Taxes & an english-speaking Bhutanese guide.

B = Breakfast, L= Lunch, D=Dinner


Price Guide

£ GBP 2725

$ US    3795

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 EUR 3100

Day 1 - Arrive Paro. Transfer to Paro Hotel


Day 2- Begin the Laya trek at Shana


Day 3-Trek up to Soi Thangka


Day 4- Trek to Jangothang-Chomolhari Base Camp


Day 5- Acclimatisation walk beneath Chomolhari


Day 6- Over the Nyele La to Lingshi


Day 7- Trek to Chebisa


Day 8 - Gobu La to Somothang


Day 9 - Over the Jhari La to Robluthang


Day 10- Across the Shinge La to Limithang


Day 11 - Gradual descent to Laya


Day 12 - Rest Day in Laya/Contingency


Day 13- Trek to Koena


Day 14- End of trek at Ghasa


Day 15- Visit Punakha & Thimpu


Day 16- Thimpu sightseeing & Drive to Paro


Day 17 - Tigers Nest warm up hike


Day 18- Depart Paro


Don't forget, this trip can be customised


Bhutan is also renowned for its traditional, colourful festivals. If you’d like your trip to Bhutan to coincide with a  Bhutan festival, and which ones you’d like to witness you can find out more on our Bhutan Festivals page. As all our holidays to Bhutan are exclusively private and tailor made, most of our itineraries can be designed & timed to incorporate your preferred festival choice.


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