Masagang Base Camp

Durations

10 Nights

Altitude

4458m

Best Season

March-May & September-November

Destination Choice

Paro | Punakha | Gasa | Thimphu

Tour Included

Trekking Equipment’s, Meals, Guide, Transportation & Accommodations

HIGHLIGHT OF THE TRIP

Masagang trek will give you most beautiful experience covering Major highlander village such as Lungo, Laya and Gasa District. Highlight of the trek is you get to see the Yak herders camp, very close peak of Masagang 7165 M and Tsendagang Height 7000 M. In Gasa you can experience Gasa Hot spring.

The trek is embellished with rich woods as well as high glades, allowing you to encounter the outrageous height territory inside Bhutan. The trouble of this trip can be considered as moderate and suggested for new trekers and halfway adventurers.

DETAIL ITINERARY

Day 1 : Paro

paro to punakha

Day 2 : Punakha to Gasa

Drive 5 hours through the village of, Shari, Tashithang and Damji. Gasa Village. 2840M Camp at Gasa.

Visit the Gasa Dzong. Gasa Dzong or Gasa Tashi Tongmön Dzong This is one of my favorite dzongs in terms of historic and authentic look and feel. Built on a sloop facing east, Gasa Dzong is the administrative center of Gasa Dzongkhag (district) in the northwestern region of Bhutan. The Dzong was built in the 17th century by Tenzin Drukdra the second Druk Desi over the site of a meditation place established by Drubthob Terkungpa in the 13th century. The Dzong was constructed as a bulwark against attacks from the north and named Tashi Tongmön Dzong. Gasa Dzong has a circular shape with three towers at strategic points, which proves that it was a defense Dzong. The utse is built directly above the cave where Terkhungpa supposedly meditated. The temple of Kap-Goenm, or Kazhimai Lhakhang, lies to the left of the cave, which houses the images of Buddhas of the tree eras, the past, the present, and the future; the Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal; and Guru Rinpoche. Evening strolls through Gasa village and school.

Day 3 : Gasa – Koena

The trail from Gasa is gradual accent through the forest mixed forest of Larch, Fir and Rhododendron for four hours to the Balela Pass(3810 m) After the pass, the trail is descents of three hours to Koina camp site. 3261 m

Day 4 : Koena – Tashimakha

The trail winds up and down, crossing through few streams and wood bridges. On this route we passed some beautiful water fall, cave, forest and rivers. Before Laya you reach to a Taksemakha Army Post where you need to show the trekking permit. From Tatsemakha it is One hour to Laya Village Overnight: Just below the Army Post. 3800 m / 12540ft.

Day 5 : Tashimakha To Nulithang.(Masagang)

From the army post the trail follows the left side of the army post crossing the streams which flows down from Masagang base camp. En route you can see the Yak Herders Tent and A Lot of Yaks grazing on the alpine hills and the valley. As you accent up, vegetation changes with lesser trees, mostly alpine Juniper trees and flower. Overnight: Masagang base camp 4139 M. You get to see Mt Tsendagang Height 7000 M very close from your camp.

Day 6 : Masagang

Early Morning, take a walk around camp to get the picture of early sun hit over the peak of Tsendagang. Tsendagangis 7000M / 22960 ft very close to Our Campsite.

After Breakfast: Excursion towards the Masagang Peak, about 2hr through the open ridge opposite your camp to get very the close view of Masagang 4458M/14622.24Ft you can take picnic Lunch and return to Camp for overnight. You can see many blue sheep of blue ship around the surrounding hills.

Evening: On this day you can visit the family of Yak herders to experience the nomadic life and had a Tea with the Women and children. You can buy some Yak Cheese and Yak Butter.

Day 7 : Masagang – Lungo

Today trek to Lungo village very nice small community village located about 3hr walking distance from Laya it has about 10 house holds. You can visit very old village Temple and walk around and meet with people and children: Overnight: Lungo Camp.

Day 8 : Lungo to Laya

After breakfast trek to Laya, trail from Lungo village drops to the stream and follows up hill around the hills to the Laya village,

Afternoon, explore Laya village. Overnight : Camp at Laya.

Day 9 : Laya– Koena

From Laya descend to Tasemakha army camp and retrace the trail back to Koina following the Mochu river The trail winds up and down crossing through few streams and wood bridges. On this route we passed some beautiful water fall, cave, forest and rivers. Overnight: Camp at Koina 3261 m, Distance 16 Km. Time 5 hrs. Overnight: Koina Camp.

Day 10 : Koena – Gasa – Thimphu

The trail accent through the forest mixed forest of Larch, Fir and Rhododendron for four hours to the Balela Pass (3810 m). After the pass, the trail is descents of three hours to Gasa After Lunch at Gasa Drive to Thimphu.

Day 11 : Departure

Thimphu to Paro airport

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