Masangang Trek


Masangang Trek is a difficult one but that should not sound as a deterrent to our valued clientele. It in fact should be pursued as a hurdle worth crossing after you have entered the land of the thunder dragon. This trek takes you to a remote north western region of Laya nestled at the base of Mount Masagang which stands at 7,200m (2,3615ft) above sea level.

The Layaps(People of Laya) consider their place as ‘Baeyul’ or the hidden paradise where the customs and traditions of the Layaps set them distinctly apart from the rest of their Bhutanese brethrens. This remote yet culturally enriching place inspires every trekker to understand and experience the true beauty that this ‘remote wilderness’ beholds.

DAY 1:  PARO

  • 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 2:  PARO  VALLEY EXPLORATION

  • 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

DAY 3:  PARO – PUNAKHA  (125 Km)

  • Transfer to Punakha via Dochula pass, 3050M/10,000ft, panoramic views of Himalayan peaks.
  • En-route visit Iron Chain Bridge. ( most visible craft in middle ages)
  • 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

DAY 4: (TREK DAY 1): PUNAKHA – DAMJI – GASA (TREK START)

  • Distance: 14. km/8.7 miles, Time: 5hrs
  • Gasa: 2760m/ 9053ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 5: (TREK DAY 2): GASA = KOINA

  • Distance: 15km/9.3 miles
  • Time: 6 hrs.
  • Koina: 3240m/ 10,627ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 6: (TREK DAY 3): KOINA – KUKULAR

  • Distance: 14km/8.7 miles
  • Bari La: 3900m/7282ft.

Overnight: Camp

DAY 7: (TREK DAY 4): KUKULAR – NULITHANG

  • Distance: 12 km /7.4 miles
  • Time: 5 hrs.
  • Nublithang: 4050m/13258ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 8: (TREK DAY 5): NUBLITHANG

  • Rest day

Overnight: Camp

DAY 9: (TREK DAY 6):  NUBLITHANG – LAYA

  • Distance: 20km / 12 miles
  • Time; 7-8 hrs.
  • Laya: 3800m/12,465ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 10: (TREK DAY 7): LAYA – KOINA

  • Distance: 16km /10 miles
  • Koina: 3240m/ 10,627ft

Overnight: Camp

DAY 11: (TREK DAY 8):  KOINA – GASA HOT SPRING (TREK END)

  • Distance: 12km / 7.4miles
  • Time: 6-7 hrs.
  • Bari La: 3900m/7282ft
  • Gasa Tashu: 2220m/7282ft

Overnight: Camp / Farm House

DAY 12: TREK DAY 9 GASA HOT SPRING – DAMJI –  PUNAKHA

  • Distance: 14km / 85 miles
  • Time: 4-5 hrs.
  • Damji: 2250m/7380ft

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 13: PUNAKHA – THIMPHU – PARO (125 Km)

  • Transfer to Thimphu via Paro.

Drive to visit following places of cultural interest:

  • National Memorial Chorten, (stupa), build in memory of Third King of Bhutan.
  • Kuensel phodrang , Buddha statue,169ft)
  • Folk heritage museum
  • Centenary market
  • Evening transfer to Paro, drive 2 hours.
  • Check in your Hotel
  • Farewell and dinner

Overnight: Hotel

DAY 14: PARO DEPARTURE

  • Transfer to Paro Airport for your onward Flight destination.

Price

For travel during high season

  • USD 3, 813 for 1 person
  • USD 3, 683 per person for 2 person
  • USD 3, 293 per person for group with 3 or more

Included

  • Accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • All meals included (B/L/ D) at 3 star hotels and restaurants
  • Transportation for the entire tour
  • Service of licensed English-speaking cultural and trek guide
  • Experienced driver
  • Visa for Bhutan
  • Government fee, Royalty and taxes & surcharge for group travelling as one or two person
  • Entrance fee museum, monument, permits etc.
  • Trek Equipment: Sleeping tent, Dinning tent, Kitchen Tent, Toilet Tent, Table, Chair and sleeping mat. You need to bring your own sleeping bag.
  • Pack ponies for carrying trek equipment.
  • Services of Trek cook, trek assistant and horsemen
  • Mineral water on cultural tour and boiled water on the trek

Not Included

  • Airfare for your desired flight sector fly into and depart from Bhutan
  • Drinks
  • Personal Expenses
  • Tips