1 independent reviews for Laya Gasa trekking holiday in Bhutan

Reviews for Laya Gasa trekking holiday in Bhutan


review 29 Aug 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

I fell in love with Bhutan while doing the Laya - Gasa trek, which is magnificent, challenging, and just a lot of fun. The landscapes in Bhutan are absolutely stunning, the history and culture fascinating, and the people incredibly generous. Life above the treeline is extraordinary.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

This trek is absolutely worth it, but also challenging. You spend a lot of time in high altitude. The trails are steep (constantly up or down), rocky, and muddy. Often all three at the same time. Make sure you're physically (and mentally) very well prepared - and you will be to enjoy and have a lot of fun!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Tourism is an important source of income in Bhutan. And locals are directly involved in the industry because of the way tourism is organised in the country (e.g. you need to be constantly accompanied by a local guide, etc.). Particularly coming out of two years of closure due to the pandemic, everyone I spoke with in Bhutan certainly seemed very excited about welcoming guests again. I am, however, more skeptical about the environmental impacts, which seems to be a bigger issue in the country in general. Greater education and awareness raising is required with the own local population still, particularly when it comes to waste management. It was a shame to see plastic all over the trails, which have been closed to foreigners for the past two years. It was really my individual effort to leave no trace behind. Hopefully everyone visiting takes the same care.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

A unique and wonderful experience - loved it!

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