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Laya Ghasa Trek - Ace the Himalaya
18 days

Laya Ghasa Trek

Start and end in Paro
Tour Operator:
Ace the Himalaya
Max group size:
15
Age range:
13 to 75
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
20041
From
US $7,500
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Itinerary

Start and end in Paro! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Laya Ghasa Trek, you have a 18 days tour package taking you through Paro, Bhutan and 2 other destinations in Bhutan. Laya Ghasa Trek includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 01 - Arrival at Paro Airport (2,280m)
  2. Day 02 - Sightseeing around Paro
  3. Day 03 - Drive from Paro to Shana (2,890m) - Distance: 15 kms - 5 hrs
  4. Day 04 - Trek to Thangthangka (3,575m) - Distance: 22 kms - 7 hrs
  5. Day 05 - Trek to Jangothang, also called Chomolhari Base Camp (4,044m) - Distance: 17 kms - 5 hrs
  6. Day 06 - Rest Day in Jangothang
  7. Day 07 - Trek to Lingshi (4,010m) - Distance: 21 kms - 7 hrs
  8. Day 08 - Trek to Chebisa - Distance: 16 kms - 4 hrs
  9. Day 09 - Trek to Shakya Pasang (4,000m) - Distance: 14 kms - 5 hours
  10. Day 10 - Trek to Robkuthangd (4,160m) - Distance: 16 kms - 8 hrs
  11. Day 11 - Trek to Limithang (4,160m) - Distance: 14 kms - 7 hours
  12. Day 12 - Trek to Laya (3,800m) - Distance: 9 kms - 4 hrs
  13. Day 13 - Rest day in Laya
  14. Day 14 - Trek to Koina (3,240m) - Distance: 16 kms - 6 hrs
  15. Day 15 - Trek to Gasa Hot Springs (2,220m) - Distance: 12 kms - 6 hrs
  16. Day 16 - Trek to Damji Village, and drive to Punakha - Trekking Distance 14 kms - 5 hours
  17. Day 17 - Drive from Punakha to Thimphu, then to Paro in the evening
  18. Day 18 - Transfer to the international airport for your final departure.
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
  • Additional Services

Reviews About This Operator

  • sharon
    · May 11th, 2019
    Pawan was an excellent guide. His information was excellent. He was caring of us and our welfare
  • Holly
    · October 27th, 2016
    We took a custom trip to Nepal, Bhutan and Tibet. Everything went smoothly except for a bad driver in Tibet. The... Show more
  • David
    · March 31st, 2020
    I loved the trip. It was very well organised and the people who were running the company were very caring. The guide... Show more

Dates & Availability

18 days
Laya Ghasa Trek
From Paro to Paro
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  • Upcoming departures
  • April 2021
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Upcoming departures
  • Saturday
    17 Apr, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    4 May, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    24 Apr, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    11 May, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    1 May, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    18 May, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    8 May, 2021
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    Tuesday
    25 May, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    15 May, 2021
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    Tuesday
    1 Jun, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    22 May, 2021
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    Tuesday
    8 Jun, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    29 May, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    15 Jun, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    5 Jun, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    22 Jun, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    12 Jun, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    29 Jun, 2021
    $7,500
  • Saturday
    4 Sep, 2021
    English
    Tuesday
    21 Sep, 2021
    $7,500
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What immunizations will I need?

      No vaccinations are compulsory fro traveling in Nepal, but we do recommend you are covered for diphtheria & TB, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, *malaria, typhoid, polio and tetanus.

      We also recommend:

      · A dental check-up prior to traveling
      · That you know your blood group in case of emergency

      If you have any pre-existing medical conditions which might affect you on tour, you make these known to your tour leader and Ace the Himalaya at the time of your booking.

    • Can I add extra days to my trek?

      No, because we can’t change your Druk air flight once it is booked.

    • Are there any weight restrictions on Druk air flights?

      Druk Air allows only up to 20 kgs of luggage per person, after which the excess baggage charge is USD 5 per kg.

    • What essential documents do I need to bring with me on tours?

      Here are some documents that you will need to carry with you:

      · Valid Passport – must be valid for up to 6 months after you return from your tour (Keep a separate photocopy)
      · Travel insurance (Keep a separate photocopy)

      · Cash and Traveller’s Cheques (Keep numbers and proof of purchase separately)
      · Flight tickets
      · Emergency contact numbers for T/C’s, banks, insurance, family contacts

    • Are the Ace the Himalaya's staff insured?

      Our company insures all our trekking staff members, including guides, cooks, Sherpas and porters. Please browse though Company Information pages to view insurance details.

    • Is the water available drinkable? Do I need to bring purifying tablets/filter?

      The trip price included the drinking water for the all Bhutan trip. You don’t need to bring any bring purifying tablets/filter or pay for the water.

    • Do I need to tip my guide and porters? How much would that be?

      This is a difficult thing to gauge. We have seen everything from USD 20 to USD 1000 per person for guides and porters. Tipping is not required, but a small gesture of thanks to your guides and local porters thanks for their help. The level of the tip should reflect the level of satisfaction from and personal involvement with your guide.

    • How much additional money do I need per day?

      It depends on your spending habits. Generally, all the foods, accommodation and hot drinks are included in the price. You can allocate USD 10 to USD 15 for chocolates and a few drinks during the trip.

    • Can I use credit cards in the places visited in trekking?

      There are just a few ATM’s in Bhutan for credit card (Master card / Maestro) & only few establishments in Bhutan accept credit card payments hence US Dollars (cash or Amex travelers cheques) or Euros Cash is suggested and convenient to cover any personal expenses (eg. beverages , laundry ,phone bills , tipping , shopping etc) that the Pax may make in the Kingdom. 1US$ is equivalent to Nu. 55 & 1 Euro is equivalent to Nu.69 as of today (the day we writing this text). . NU= Ngultrum, the Bhutanese currency

    • Are there any communication facilities during the trek?

      Most hotels have communication services for international calls with fax, but along the camping route they are limited.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Nu.
      Ngultrum
      Bhutan
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M, G. As a traveller from England you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, D, M. As a traveller from South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F, G.

      Type C
      Bhutan
      Type E
      Bhutan
      Type F
      Bhutan
      Type D
      Bhutan
      Type M
      Bhutan
      Type G
      Bhutan
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Typhoid - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Cholera - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Tuberculosis - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 3 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 2 months before travel.
      • Rabies - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
      • Yellow fever - Certificate of vaccination required if arriving from an infected area for Bhutan. Ideally 10 days before travel.
      • Japanese B encephalitis - Recommended for Bhutan. Ideally 1 month before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before May 19th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after May 19th, 2021, a minimum payment of 30% is required to confirm your booking with Ace the Himalaya. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 35 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • Some departure dates and prices may vary and Ace the Himalaya will contact you with any discrepancies before your booking is confirmed.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Ace the Himalaya" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
    • Accessibility
      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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