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Laya-lunana Mountain Expedition
Overview

This is a difficult and long trek takes 20 days and it requires not only excellent health but also a high spirit of adventure as it passes through five passes over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). It starts off taking the same route as the Laya trek starting from the Punakaha valley. After reaching Laya, it turns eastwards crossing the Gangla Karchung Pass (5,100 meters / 16,730 feet) and two other high passes which affords superb views of the Eastern Himalayas, into Lunana region. Human habitation is concentrated in the villages of Thega and Chozo valley with its Dzong. It is the most difficult region of Bhutan to reach, lying at 4000 meters (13,000 feet) at the foot of the peaks that rise to 7,000 meters (23,000 feet). The inhabitants are farmer-herders who are famous for their hardy character shaped by adapting to the harsh conditions. From the villages of Lunana the trek heads south and after crossing Rinchenzoe Pass (5,220 meters / 17, 125 feet), it ends at the tarmac road at the Nikkarchu bridge on the Wangdu-Tsongsa highway. The Lunana trek can be combined with the Chomolhari trek to become the Snowman trek, a long and demanding trek taking three weeks.

Best Season: April, May, September, October & November.
Trek Grade: Strenuous and Demanding.
Maximum Altitude: 5140m/16,865ft.
Maximum Camp Altitude: 4880m/16,000ft.

Outline Itinerary
Day 01: Arrive Paro, Bhutan.Afternoon visit Museum and Paro Town. Hotel.
Day 02: Paro-Valley sightseeing and hike to Taksang. Hotel.
Day 03: Full day sightseeing of Thimpu. Hotel.
Day 04: Drive to Punakha. Hotel.
Days 05-09: Start trekking up the Punakhas valley to Laya. Camps.
Days 10-16: Trek over high passes to remote Lunana valley. Camps.
Days 17-22: Continue trek from Lunana to Nakachhhu. Camps.
Day 23: End trek and drive to Wangdu or Punakha. Hotel.
Day 24: Drive over the Dochula pass to Thimpu and continue to Paro. Hotel. Day 25: Departure from Bhutan
Contact Us
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