Those with a little more time may like to consider this trek which goes beyond Lingshi and into the remote Laya region of western Bhutan. This itinerary is the same as the Chomolhari Trek but from Lingshi you continue on through Chebisa and Robluthang, across three passes—the Gobu La (4350m), the Jari La (4600m) and the Singe La (4900m) —and down into Laya. This walk is particularly fascinating as you are crossing the lush summer grazing lands of the Bhutanese nomads and you are sometimes invited into their tents to share some Tibetan tea.
The small village of Laya is home to two highly revered monasteries. The women of this region wear distinctive hats woven from rattan, now so often associated with the image of Bhutan. Though remote, the Laya region is known for its hospitality and your time here will be delightful.
You then begin the long descent through picturesque valleys, across wild mountain rivers and past numerous waterfalls before reaching farmlands and more substantial villages. You eventually reach the main highway (Bhutan's one and only road!) where you are met and return to Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan.
The Chomolhari Trek is an exceptional trek in itself and to be able to also spend time in Laya is an unforgettable bonus.
Itinerary In Details
Day 01: Arrive Paro
Day 02: In Paro
Day 03: Commence trek
Day 04-15: Trekking days
Day 16: Trek Concludes
Day 17: Return to Thimphu
Day 18: Drive to Paro for departure/trip concludes