Overview of the tour

Mount Jomolhari Base Trek

Embark on a 14-day trek to the base of Mount Jomolhari, immersing yourself in the unique culture of the Layaps while traversing distant communities.

Layap Culture

Discover the distinctive customs and way of life of the Layaps, gaining insights into their traditions as you journey through remote villages.

Scenic Culmination

Conclude your trek in Gasa with a picturesque drive through the dense Damji forest, adding to the allure of your adventure.

Royal Highland Festival

Experience the Royal Highland Festival in Laya, an annual celebration of highland culture that promotes sustainable livelihoods and highlights Highlander innovation while proudly showcasing Bhutan's highland traditions and heritage.

Itinerary and Tour Cost

  • Arrive Paro Airport
  • Meet with representative from Bhutan Journeys
  • Transfer through Paro valley to your hotel
  • Evening at leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Nature excursion drive to Chele pass (3988meters),highest motorable road in Bhutan,
  • Breathtaking views of Mount Jhomolhari and Jichu Drakey on a clear day.
  • Picnic lunch on the way
  • Drive back to Paro
  • Visit Paro Rimpong Dzong,
  • Traditional cantilever bridge
  • Paro town
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • ing places of cultural interest
  • Memorial Chorten, dedicated to 3rd King.
  • Kuensel Phodrang, Buddha Statue 169ft 
  • Art and craft Institute
  • Simply Bhutan Museum
  • Takin enclosure to see the National Animal
  • Evening drive to Paro
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Acclimatization for trek
  • Hike to Paro Taktsang, Tiger Nest,  most sacred site in Bhutan
  • Visit Farmhouse
  • Experience hot stone bath
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Drive to Shana takes 2 hours
  • Pass Drugyel Dzong
  • Meet trekking team
  • Start your trek
  • Time:  5-6 hr (add 1hr if trail is muddy)
  • Distance :9 .6 miles/15 Km
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Distance: 11.9 miles 11.9 miles
  • Time: 4-5 hours
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Rest Day for acclimatization and take  stupendous day hikes
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Distance: 16kms /10 miles
  • Time: 4-5 hrs
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Distance: 14kms /8.5 miles
  • Time: 6-7 hrs
  • Limithang: 4160m/13645ft
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Distance: 9 kms / 5.5 miles
  • Time: 4 hrs
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Rest Day to explore the community of Layaps
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Walk about 4 hours from Laya to Thonhsingdra
  • Meet your transportation
  • Pass through Koina campsite to Gasa
  • Spend night halt Gasa
  • Drive to experience Gasa Hotel Spring
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Morning visit Gasa Dzong
  • Transfer to Punakha through scenic mountains and villiage of Damji
  • 3-4 hour drive.
  • Picnic lunch along the route
  • Drive through Punakha Valley to your hotel
  • Leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Visit Punakha Dzong, architecturally impressive Dzong and named as “ Palace of Great Happiness”
  • Drive to Lobesa
  • Visit Chimi Lhakhang, a monastery of fertility associated with Drukpa Kuenley, “Divine Madman”
  • Drive to Thimphu over Dochulas pass ( 3050m / 10,000ft)
  • Panoramic views of Himalayan peaks
  • Descend to Thimphu, capital of Bhutan
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Visit following places of cultural interest
  • Memorial Chorten, dedicated to 3rd King Of Bhutan
  • Kuensel Phodrang (Buddha statue,169 ft)
  • Art and craft Institute
  • Depart to Paro, 2 hours
  • Check in your hotel
  • Leisure
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Transfer to Paro Airport for your onward flight.
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