This journey starts with a wonderful acclimatization hike through the pristine Haa valley. After a short visit and a few impressions of the capital Thimphu, the trip continues to Punakha, where the real trek begins.
The trail winds up through several forest areas before reaching Laya, an idyllic mountain village at an altitude of almost 4.000 m. The Layaps, a group of indigenous people related to the Tibetans, live here following their special and ancient traditions, revolving mainly around the breeding of yaks and dzo.
The trek path leads to the foot of the Masagang, located in a splendid, almost virgin high valley, rarely visited by tourists. The route naturally also traverses the beautiful Laya village. At the end of the journey, a pilgrimage destination is waiting for you: the mystic Taktshang Monastery in Paro.
Let yourself be enchanted by the silence and loneliness that still prevail in Bhutan’s mountain world, and become one with nature and the magnificent creatures that call this region home.
As individual tour at your preferred date
Best travel time: September-November and March-May
Prices: on request
Here are some important details about this trek:
Average altitude change per day: 300 m-1.000 m
Walking time per day (carrying a backpack): 4-8 hours
Average height: 2.500m-4.500m
Max. height: approx. 5.000m
Sleeping height: approx. 4.500m
The trail winds down into the valley and offers numerous and beautiful views of the surroundings. After about 2 hours, we find ourselves once again at the Punakha Dzong. From there we go back to the hotel. During the Spring trip we also visit the Talo Festival, which takes place in the small mountain village in front of the old monastery. Overnight stay in Wangdue Phodrang.
Basic info for Masagang Trek as individual trip:
The date is up to you, but we are happy to help you find the right time for an improved experience.
Of course, you can also customize the trip to suit your needs: make it longer, shorter, or change some stages! We are open to (almost) everything.
We are happy to offer the trip also for single travelers.
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