Bhutan Best Inbound Tours
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Gasa Himalayas And Glacials(1500-7200m)

Gasa, the northernmost district of the country adjoins the districts of Punakha, Thimphu and Wangdue Phodrang and with Tibet to its north. This starkly beautiful region experiences extremely long and cold winters and short but beautiful summers.

It has the smallest population with just about 3000 inhabitants.  This region is inhabited by the Layaps, nomadic herders with a unique culture. Their main sources revenue come from trading products made from their yaks, such as yak hair textiles, cheese, butter and yak meat . They also harvest and sell Cordyceps, (a fungus of extremely high value that is frequently used in oriental medicine).

GASA:

Gasa, the northernmost district of the country adjoins the districts of Punakha, Thimphu and Wangdue Phodrang and with Tibet to its north. This starkly beautiful region with elevations ranging from 1500 to 4,500 metres experiences extremely long and cold winters and short but beautiful summers.

It has the smallest population with just about 3000 inhabitants. This region is inhabited by the Layaps, nomadic herders with a unique culture. Their main sources revenue come from trading products made from their yaks, such as yak hair textiles, cheese, butter and yak meat . They also harvest and sell Cordyceps, (a fungus of extremely high value that is frequently used in oriental medicine).

GASA

Gasa Dzong at Gasa:

Locally known as the Tashi Thongmon Dzong, the fortress served as a defending barrack in the 17th century. It was named after the region’s protecting deity Tashi Thongmon. The fortress is unique with a circular shape and three watch towers that are placed at strategic points. The beauty of the dzong is heightened during clear days with view of Mt. Gangboom. Time your trip there during the annual autumn festival

Gasa Dzong at Gasa

Tshachhu at Gasa:

Gasa is supposed to have more than 100 numbers of Tshachus/Hot Springs and Menchus /Medicinal Spring but most Hot springs are not accessible to road except Gasa Tshachu. 

People from all walk of life flock to the hot spring as it is suppose to have lot of healing effect.

Tshachhu at Gasa

Nature Trip at Gasa:

The natural splendor of Gasa is unparalleled in the country. It has some of the highest peaks arrayed like a saw along the natural border with Tibet. Over a hundred glacial lakes are at the foot of these mountains that feed the two major rivers in the country. The entire district falls under the Jigme Dorji Wangchuck National Park that has some rare flora and fauna species.

One can come across the elusive Snow Leopard, Takin – the national animal, Red Panda, the Mountain Goats, Blue Sheep and the Blue Poppy- the national flower of the country. Each year a number of tourists pass through the region along its popular trails including the famous Snowman trek, one of the most arduous treks in the world.

Nature Trip at Gasa

 Lunana village :

 

The valley of Lunana is the most remote of Gasa district. To see Lunana is to experience the culture of Himalayan people residing amongst the glaciers. The people here make their living from yaks and sheep. The nomads here know a lot on medicinal herbs and have benefited a lot from cordycep harvesting. This wonder worm (Cordyceps sinensis) has given the nomads an extra income which will eventually lead to preservation of this nomadic culture.

 Lunana village

Glacial Lakes:

Bhutan has about 677 glaciers and 2,674 glacial lakes and subsidiary lakes. Most are located above an altitude of 3,500 meters (11,500 ft), and most have no permanent human settlements nearby, though many are used for grazing yaks and may have scattered temporary settlements. While on Laya Gasa trek or snow man trek you may come across some of the astounding Glacial lakes which looks like an abode of god.

As phenomena of nature, all lakes in Bhutan are believed to be inhabited by spirits and is highly revered thus the sanctity of lake is well maintained

Glacial Lakes