Trekking high up in the Himalayas up to the village of Laya and Gasa epitomizes the natural magnificence of Bhutan’s far-flung regions, rarely visited by outsiders. Standing on the shadow of the mighty Himalayas in the north, the cultural heritage and natural allure of this part of Bhutan have long been hidden from the world. But it is here that everything seems sacred at a glance. Beyond the village stands Mount Jomolhari and other towering peaks, the abode of the Gods with a constant presence, physically and through traditions.
Bhutan is a land of religion, traditions, fables, and mystery, all woven together through legend and lore. It is these that steer the culture and art of this land. But beyond all that, it is a beautiful land where hills are engulfed with forests, and the rugged northern mountainous landscapes dominate its wilderness. These are reasons why trekking in Bhutan is an exhilarating experience.
This trek begins from Paro’s Drukgyel Dzong, and the trail takes us farther north towards Shana. On this trek, you will be able to explore the alpine forests of Juniper and Rhododendrons along the slopes where only yak herders linger with their livestock. You can walk past these mystical forests and isolated meadows inhabited by the Himalayan Blue Sheep and elusive Takins.
We will head further north to take in the scenic landscapes around Lingshi and Chebisa, which offer excellent views of Jomolhari and Jichu Drake mountains and revel in the seclusion of Bhutan’s untamed wilderness and rugged natural beauty. During this rather moderate trek, you will find that this is a land protected by the Bhutanese as their natural surroundings. Therefore, their mountains are truly unspoiled, with a wealth of flora and fauna, plentiful and unparalleled anywhere in the Himalayas.