Compared to the other treks listed on our website, this is one of the tougher treks. The Lingzhi-Laya-Gasa trek is basically an extension of the Jumolhari trek and makes up the first half of the notoriously tough Snowman trek. This trek will provide you with sublime views of the Eastern Himalayas.

This trek is recommended for adventurers and people that would like to experience the outdoors for an extended period of time.

Max elevation

5,005 m/16,421 ft

Standard Moderate-hard
Mar-Jun & Sept- Nov

Day 1: Arrival in Bhutan, and sightseeing in Paro

Day 2: Excursion to Bhutan’s cultural icon – the Tigers’ Nest

Day 3: Excursion to Chele la

Day 4: Day 1 of trek (Shana to Thangthanka)

Day 5: Day 2 of trek (Thangthanka to Jangothang)

Day 6: Day 3 of trek (Rest day at Jangothang)

Day 7: Day 4 of trek (Jangothang to Lingzhi)

Day 8: Day 5 of trek (Lingzhi to Chebisa)

Day 9: Day 6 of trek (Chebisa to Shomuthang)

Day 10: Day 7 of trek (Shomuthang to Robluthang)

Day 11: Day 8 of trek (Robluthang to Limithang)

Day 12: Day 9 of trek (Limithang to Laya)

Day 13: Day 10 of trek (Rest day at Laya)

Day 14: Day 11 of trek (Laya to Koena)

Day 15: Day 12 of trek (Koena to Gasa), evening visit to the Gasa hotsprings

Day 16: Drive to the subtropical valley of Punakha

Day 17: Sightseeing in Punakha, and afternoon drive to Thimphu

Day 18: Sightseeing in Thimphu, and afternoon drive to Paro

Day 19: Departure from Bhutan