Gasa Sightseeing

The northern most district of the country is inhabited by the nomadic herders with a unique culture. Gasa has become a tourist destination because of its pristine forests and the exceptionally scenic location of its Dzong. Gasa is famously known for its inhabitants, the Layaps, and for the Snowman Trek - one of the most challenging treks in the Himalayas. You should attend the newly established festival called the Royal Highlander Festival to see the real feature of this remote district.


Major attractions of Gasa are:

Lunana Village
The valley of Lunana is the most remote village under Gasa district, offers stunning and mesmerizing panoramicviews of high Himalayas.If you have interest in adventure and ethnicity, then you must attempt 8days trek to reach Lunana Village, to experience the culture of the Himalayan people residing amongst the glaciers.
Gasa Tshanchu - The healing Hot Spring
A major attraction for Gasa visitors is this hot spring. This hot spring contains three bath houses with different temperatures, so that visitors can choose bathing pool which is suitable for them. There is also an outdoor pool close to the facilities that are frequently used by both domestic and wild animals such as Takins.
Gasa Dzong
Locally known as the Tashi Thongmon Dzong, the fortress served as a defending barrack in the 17th century. 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 a view of Mt. Gangboom. A visit during the annual autumn festival will be worthy for you.
Laya Village
To satisfy your adventure spirit, take a three nights trek to Laya. Situated at an altitude of 3800 m, this village will mesmerize you with their unique culture.Anyone on the Snow Leopard trek or the grand Snowman Trek will converge through Laya. To experience the maximum cultural richness, time your trip during their Owlay festival. This festival only takes place once in three years.
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