Himalaya Gasa Hot Spring Trek
During your vacation to Bhutan do ask for Himalaya Gasa Hot Spring Trek which is an easier trek although it is advisable to connect the walking days and walk up to the hot spring from Tashitang road head in one day. The altitude difference between starting and ending point is small, but several ups and downs on the way can make it more strenuous than it appears initially. However, the relaxation at the hot spring, the views of nature and a visit to Gasa Dzong are absolutely rewarding. Leeches are abundant en route from April to September as the warm and humid climate during this time of the year favors leeches to thrive on Punakha valley.
- Visit the impressive Dzong (fortresses), former palaces and Buddhist monasteries!
- Hike through the ridge top Goembas (monasteries) and meet the monks.
- Hike through the terraced farmlands and villages, visit the farmhouses and meet the villagers.
- Attend the local festivals and events.
- Visit the vibrant markets and towns.
- Visit the traditional arts and crafts workshop, meet the artisans, weavers and painters!
- And much more…
- Receive and Transfer to Airport
- Double/Twin in 3 Star Hotel
- 3 Meals every day with Evening Tea
- Toyota SUV for FIT & Toyota Bus for Group with Driver.
- English Speaking Guide
- All Sightseeing
- Museum Fees
- Bhutan Visa
- All Permits
- Bottled Mineral Water
- Walks and Hikes
What’s is Not Include
- Guide and Driver tip
- International Airfare
- Laundry Charges
- Internet, International calls
- Other Beverages
- Donation when photographing
- Travel Insurance
- Baggage Handlers tip
You’ll follow an itinerary which has been researched and planned by our experts, saving you all the hassle of organizing the trip. The itineraries are designed to minimize the time spent travelling and maximize the variety of experiences. From small buses to riverboats as well as on foot.
Itinerary at a Glance:
- DAY 1: Arrive Paro International Airport by Druk Air-Thimphu
- DAY 2: Thimphu-Punakha
- DAY 3: Punakha-Tashithang-Damji
- DAY 4: Damji-Gasa Tsachu
- DAY 5: Rest at Gasa Tsachu
- DAY 6: Gasa Tsachu-Damji
- DAY 7: Damji-Tashithang-Punakha
- DAY 8: Punakha-Paro
- DAY 9: Paro-Paro
- DAY 10: Inernational Departure
Overnight at Hotel
The trek starts from Tashithang village by the riverside, following first the feeder road and then a well-made path through semi tropical forest. This part of the area is quite wet and one has to be careful of leeches. Flower lovers will find abundant wild orchids here. The day’s walk is fairly gentle climbing up to Damji village.
The path continues through sub-tropical forests and villages up to Gasa hot spring. You can enjoy the stunning views of the Gasa Dzong on the way. Due to their well-known curative properties the hot springs are very popular amongst the Bhutanese. The place is usually crowded especially in December.
The path continues back through sub-tropical forests and leaving the village of Gasa hot spring. You can enjoy the stunning view of the Gasa Dzong on your way back.
The trek ends at Tashithang village by the riverside, following first the well-made path through semi tropical forest we will then have to follow the feeder road where you meet your car who will take you to hotel in Punakha.Overnight at hotel.
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What is the best time to visit Bhutan?
In Bhutan every season has its own charm; as such the country has variety of doings to the tourist according to their interest. But the most visited months are usually March, April and May during which the country is at its best scenery as the spring just hits off and of course in the later months of the year like August, September, October and November. These are the peak seasons as the weather during these time of the years are pleasant and warm and not to forget the festival months. However, Bhutan Creative Tours is focusing to spread out visitation over the year because, come rain or shine, there is something for all parts of the year. The winters are cold, but we have winter treks and festivals in the southern parts of Bhutan,which has warm weather through out the year. A winter in Bhutan is characterized by clear blue skies, but you need your jackets with you.
Do I need a Visa for Bhutan? How can I obtain a Visa for Bhutan?
All visitors traveling to Bhutan are required to obtain a Visa prior to your arrival to Bhutan, except for Indian nationals holding a valid Indian passport. After your confirmation to visit Bhutan with us, you can just download and fill out the Visa Application form from our website and send it to us. We’ll have the visa confirmation letter processed within 7 working days and send it to you. The Visa Application System used by the national tourism office is designed by our CEO when he was working as the Chief Researcher for the Tourism Council of Bhutan. This makes it very easy for us to leverage visa processing even during the final minutes before your arrival to Bhutan.
What Documents will I require at the Airport when I come to Bhutan?
You will need your Passport which has 6 months validity for its expiry date, Druk Air e-ticket, whether you booked it through us or the Druk air’s website and your Visa confirmation letter which we will send you prior to your arrival in the country. And please to carry a copy of your tour itinerary as well.