Overview of the tour

Masangang Trek to Laya

Embark on the Masangang trek, leading to Laya's remote northwestern region, nestled at the base of Mount Masangang.

Hidden Paradise

Explore the area considered a hidden paradise by the Layaps, a community with distinct customs and traditions.

Cultural Immersion

Immerse yourself in the cultural richness of this remote wilderness, gaining profound insights into Layap traditions and way of life.

Enriching Experience

Experience the untouched beauty and cultural heritage of Laya, forging a deeper connection with Bhutan's wilderness and its people along the Masangang trek.

Itinerary and Tour Cost

  • Arrive Paro International Airport
  • Meet with representative from Bhutan Journeys.
  • Transfer to hotel
  • Drive to visit Paro Rimpong Dzong , Archery and Paro town.
  • Evening at Leisure 
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Day hike to spectacular Taktsang (Tiger Nest) monastery.( Climb through the beautiful pine forest, Spanish moss and  an occasional grove of fluttering prayer flags)
  • Kyichu Lhakhang (oldest monastery in Bhutan)
  • Experience hot stone bath.
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Transfer to Punakha via Thimphu
  • En-route visit Iron Chain Bridge. ( most visible craft in middle ages)  
  • Drive over Dochula pass, 3050M/10,000ft
  • Pass offers a panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.
  • Descend to Lobesa, Punakha
  • Drive to visit Punakha Dzong
  • Hike to Chimi Lakhang (Temple of fertility- Drukpa Kunley, Divine Madman)
  • Visit Lobesa Village
  • Overnight: Hotel
  • Depart to Gasa, 2760m/ 9053ft
  • Visit Gasa Dzong
  • Drive over Bari La: 3900m/7282ft  till the road access to Tongshingdra
  • Hike to Tashimakhang
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Distance: 12 kms/8.7 miles
  • Time: 4- 5 hours
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Distance: 12 kms /7.4 miles
  • Time: 5 hrs.
  • Nublithang: 4050m/13258ft
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Rest day and
  • Day excursion hikes
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Distance: 20kms / 12 miles
  • Time; 7-8 hrs.
  • Laya: 3800m/12,465ft
  • Overnight: Camp
  • Excursion hikes to explore Laya
  • 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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