Gasa Hot Spring Trek
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Gasa Hot Spring Trek

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  • Duration 12 Days
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The Gasa Hot Spring Trek is one of the simpler and shorter treks in Bhutan. As it lies at a low elevation and on a decent path corresponding to and above the Mo Chhu. The path associates the Tsachu from Tashitang street head in one day and afterward leads towards Damji. Gasa Hot Spring Trek is just a three-day trek. Despite the fact that the elevation contrast between the beginning and finishing point is insignificant, there is some up and downhill walk on the way that can make this a bit more strenuous than it first seems. Nonetheless, the unwinding at the Tsachu and the perspectives and a visit to Gasa Dzong is completely fulfilling. 

Hot Spring in Bhutan

The beautiful hot springs lie underneath Gasa Dzong (2760 m). Furthermore, it is an old shipping lane to Tibet at a height of 2220 m, one of the bigger and most accessible destinations. The Bhutanese visit these springs primarily for clinical reasons. Over the most recent few years, the site has grown hugely with new showers. The boiling water is diverted and isolated among five concrete-walled pools. Each spring draws in excess of 7000 guests every year. In earlier days animals also used these springs however, it is prohibited now. 

It is likewise possible to get to the trekking trail of the Gasa Hot Spring Trek with a drive from Punakha. It is a lovely valley going north on a dusty or sloppy street, right to Gasa Dzong. Most of the way along the path you will see Yambesa on the privilege at the head of the slope. It is a noteworthy Chorten, prominently famous as the Khamsum Yuley Namgyel. A major stone entryway denotes the passageway to the Jigme Dorji National Park. Close by is a fenced knoll and camp held for nature clubs and school gatherings. 

After the drive of 1.5 hrs, the road reaches Tashithang (1600 m), the old beginning point of the trip. The dirt road now moves to the town of Damji (2250 m), bypassing the town of Kabina (1860 m). The street can be incompletely out of utilization, particularly after precipitation. In mid-year, the Punakha valley looks exceptionally delightful with a warm and lovely atmosphere.

Trip Facts:

Name: Gasa Hot Spring Trek

Duration: 12 Days

Max. Altitude: 3,120m(The Tiger Nest Monastery)

Best Season: September to November and March to May

Meal: Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)

Transportation: Private car, van


Day 01


Land at Paro by the Bhutanese National Carrier flying over the world’s most noteworthy mountains lastly landing at the rich green Paro valley. A cool and clean outside air welcomes the guest as they land the plane. Upon clearing customs and visa conventions, meet our representative and the Bhutanese guide, listen to a short visit brief by the guide, and then move to Paro town for lunch. After lunch visit Ta Dzong. Ta Dzong, which once served as a watchtower, was built to shield Rinpung Dzong during the valley wars of the seventeenth century. It was initiated as Bhutan’s National Museum in 1968. A short time later visit Rinpung Dzong. Rinpung Dzong was built in 1646 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the main profound and worldly leader of Bhutan; the Dzong proceeds with its well-established capacity as the seat of the regional organization, region court, and the ascetic body. The southern part of the Dzong has a customary roofed cantilever connection called Nemi Zam. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 02



After breakfast, drive towards Thimphu which is around 1 a half hours drive. On the way to Thimphu, one can make a short climb to Tamchog Monastery, a private temple claimed by the descendants of popular Tibetan scaffold – manufacturer Thangthong Gaylpo. Later on, proceed with the drive to Thimphu and visit Buddha point for a dazzling perspective on Thimphu city and Takin Compound: One the path to the viewpoint over Thimphu is the home of Bhutan’s national animal, the Takin, an unusual looking monster which somehow resembles a bee-stung moose. The Bhutanese have their own story to describe how the Takin was made by the Divine Madman – Master Drukpa Kuenley.

While sightseeing in Thimphu visit Tashi Choe Dzong: The stronghold of the magnificent religion was first developed in 1641 and reconstructed by King Jigme Dorji Wangchuk during the 1960s. Visit the Folk Heritage Museum – a long-term old customary house changed over into a historical center. (Both open Mon-Fri). Brush shoulders with the regular Bhutanese shopping for food for neighborhood produce at the Centenary Farmers Market (Open Fri – Sun). Likewise, observe the new legitimate art bazaar (Closed on Tue) of 80 stalls exhibiting works by craftsmen from rustic regions will grandstand. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 03

Drive to Punakha

After early breakfast, drive towards Punakha which is around 1 a half hours drive that passes through DochuLa Pass at 3140m. In a clear climate, the pass offers a magnificent display of the Eastern Himalayas. From the pass, the street plunges through fluctuated woods lastly leading into the exceptionally developed valley of Punakha. Take a short climb through excellent rice fields to Chimmi Lhakhang, a temple devoted to Drukpa Kuenley, who is a most loved holy person of the Bhutanese public is referred to tenderly as “the Divine Madman ”. The temple is on a slope in rice fields and has become a journey site for childless couples. In the early evening, visit Punakha Dzong. Situated at the conjunction of the Pho-chu and Mo-chu, the Punakha Dzong is seemingly the greatest dzong in the nation. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 04

Trek Begins

After an early breakfast, pass through the valley of Punakha. On the Mo-chu side to Tashithang which will be approx. 18 km and 1 and half hours drive. Begin the trek at Tashithang (1840m) and camp at Geon Damji (2430m). First, the path slowly ascends over the Mo-chu into the rich semi-tropical backwoods loaded up with banana trees, creepers, and various types of orchids. If karma favors ‘Takin’ the national animal can be seen on the other bank of Mo-chu. Geon Damji is an enormous town with rice porches close by. Overnight at camp

Day 05

Second day’s trek

Today, the path continuously goes through oak backwoods, and furthermore, various assortments of orchids can be spotted en route. Before arriving at Gasa, a Dzong can be seen from the viewpoint. The path to Gasa Hot spring is to slip through very thick woodland and smaller than normal bamboo. Overnight at Camp.

Day 06

Rest Day

The day will be at relaxation and evaluating the hot spring situated by the bank of a stream. There are concrete pools to dip into. The day can likewise be spent going up to Gasa Dzong with stuffed lunch. The journey to Gasa Dzong will be a significant extreme trip and takes around 2 hours up to a height of 2770m. Overnight at Camp.

Day 07

Geon Damji camp

The path twists through moving slopes with vistas of fields, towns, and Oak and Pine timberlands. Gasa Dzong will be noticeable behind stuck to the valley divider as the trip continues ahead. The course experiences little settlements lastly at the camp of Geon Damji – a huge town with rice patios on the slopes. Overnight at Camp.

Day 08

Drive to Punakha

Begin from Geon Damji and halt at the vehicle point at Tashithang. From here Punakha is 18 km (1-hour head) however the underlying 5-6 km is the unpaved street. Upon reaching Punakha, rest at the hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 09

Drive to Thimphu

Drive to visit a dazzling hilltop monastery – Sangchen Dorji Lhundrup Chholing. Stop for a moment to talk with the nuns and appreciate the appeal of the encompasses! The temple is committed to the bodhisattva of empathy (Avaloketeshvara) and close to the temple is a wonderful Stupa. Re-crossing Dochula drive towards Thimphu. Upon arrival in Thimphu, rest at the Hotel. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 10

Ha Valley

After breakfast, roll over the Chelela pass (3899 m). From the pass, a great perspective on the Himalayan Ranges and the valley past can be spotted. Now proceed with the drive towards Haa. Haa comprises five districts and was shut to the outside world until 2002. There is a military camp by the Indian Army. In Haa valley, visit Wangchuck Dzong going back to 1915 and Lhakhang Nakpo (Black sanctuary) is said to have been worked by pigeon radiation of King Songtsen Gampo in the seventh century and Lhakhang Karpo (white sanctuary). Later, drive towards Paro. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 11

Taktsang Monastery

Promptly toward the beginning of the day, make a trip to Taktsang Monastery – this must be the monastery with the most extraordinary setting in Bhutan. Set on a vertical bluff face at 2950m above ocean level, it opposes all building rationale. For the enthusiastic, climb 2 hours up to get a more sensational perspective on the monastery. The climb requests a specific degree of wellness and a horse ride to the monastery can be orchestrated at extra expense. Just on the edges of Paro town, visit Kyichu Lhakhang, probably the oldest temple in Bhutan and have the chance to meet the local villages in a local ranch house. Overnight at the Hotel.

Day 12

End of Trip

After breakfast, drive to the Paro air terminal so as to get the forward flight. Say goodbye to the distant and incredible Dragon Kingdom vanishes again.

Note: B L D = Breakfast, Lunch;
Please let us know whether you would like to make your itinerary shorter or longer. It can be designed according to your preferences.


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Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • Private transportation
  • Necessary Bhutan travel permits
  • English speaking Bhutanese guide and Driver
  • Accommodation on Twin sharing/ Single room basis.
  • Sightseeing and monastery entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Meal plan: Full Board Basis
  • Bhutan Government Royalty fee ($ 65 per person / per day)
  • Bhutan Visa fee
  • Flight fare for Kathmandu- Paro- Kathmandu or from other destination.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Additional cost due to natural calamity and unforeseen circumstance
  • Personal expenses such as drink, guide tips & etc.

Trip Info

Short Description Mode Of The Packages: What Are Included In The Packages

Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 2 to 3 stars level, Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room in trekking, both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, necessary permits, all the ground transportation by tourist vehicles, an experienced guide and porter and all the necessary permits.

Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.