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Gasa Hot Spring Trek -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.

Trip Duration : 12 Days
Max Altitude : 3,120m
Best Time for Visit : September to November and March to May
MEAL : Full board (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
TRANSPORTATION : Private car, van

Trip Overview

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.


Day 01 :


Day 02 :


Day 03 :

Drive to Punakha

Day 04 :

Trek Begins

Day 05 :

Second day’s trek

Day 06 :

Rest Day

Day 07 :

Geon Damji camp

Day 08 :

Drive to Punakha

Day 09 :

Drive to Thimphu

Day 10 :

Ha Valley

Day 11 :

Taktsang Monastery

Day 12 :

End of Trip

Itenary note

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.


Day 01 Arrival

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 Sightseeing

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.

Price Includes

  • 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.

Price Excludes

  • 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.


Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc. For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please inquire with them.

  •  USA and Canada: Tugo, United Health Care, World Nomad, Blue Cross
  • Australia and New Zealand: Fast Cover, Allianz Australia
  • Singapore: Ergo, World Nomad (Explore plan level 3)
  • Europe: Europe Assistance, Austrian Alpine Club, Allianz Europe
  • India: ICICI Lombard


Based on 26 reviews
Unique path trekking company has excellent staff on ground to make the trekking experience very enjoyable and memorable. The guide and porters go out of their way to make each and every member of the team feel safe and secured. Mr Babu the founder owner of the company is very responsive and is able to assist every member of the team with their individual needs. I would recommend engaging Unique Path for Himalaya trekking.
Sandeep Dasgupta
Sandeep Dasgupta
I like trekking with Unique Path, the guides of this company many times made my way comfortable and safe. I traveled with them to Lobuche, Mera, Island and other places solo and in the groups with my friends. Unique Path is a reliable partner and I plan to trek with them again in Langtang region this autumn.
Andrey Oktyabrev
Andrey Oktyabrev
I have used Unique Path three times and each time the team were all helpful, friendly and informative. Every aspect of our trip to Nepal was taken care of - Pick up at the airport to take us to our hotel. Next day the excitement of getting our trekking details and depending on the trip setting out with our guide and porter. My husband and I prefer to hike on our own, so we did no group options. Our itinerary was always followed exactly. When I go hiking in Nepal this company is my first point of contact. They are a great team and are totally recommended by me and my husband.
Sylvia Schillings
Sylvia Schillings
Unique Path is a great choice for anyone who wants to explore the Himalayas. My wife and I made several treks with Unique Path to Manaslu, Kangchenjunga, Tilicho Lake, and Mustang. It goes without saying, that the scenery in Nepal is stunning. Lots of opportunity to learn about the culture and religion and traditions of Nepal. The people we met along the way were engaging and wonderful. Unique Path's staff was fantastic throughout all the trips. They were very helpful, friendly and knowledgeable. They arranged everything from transportation to accommodation to food. They also provided all the necessary equipment and guidance and handled all the permit applications. I highly recommend Unique Path trekking to anyone who loves adventure and nature. These were once-in-a-lifetime experiences that I will never forget. I am available as a reference. David
DaveBessie Parsnick
DaveBessie Parsnick
I have yet to conclude this trip due to the Pandemic but Babu's response and tour guide plan has been exemplary - I cannot wait to make the trip!
Rachel Glaysher
Rachel Glaysher
Myself and 2 buddies hired Unique Path Trekking to coordinate an EBC trek back in 2014. We couldn't have been more happy with the results...Everything went flawlessly and we had the adventure of a lifetime. Babu and his staff / guides / porters were top-notch and I highly recommend them to anyone who may be reading this.
Marc Ferrari
Marc Ferrari
As with all treks, there will be unforeseen circumstances and you’re always beholden to nature. So you want a guide and an agency that is not only experienced enough but also sensitive and quick to changes on ground. I am very grateful for the deep experience that our guide, Dambar had. He made us feel safe and constantly had everything under control despite the weather and some early sickness some of us had. Coupled with his sharp wit and deep knowledge, this became such an enjoyable climb that was filled with priceless stories that I can’t wait to tell the kids about. The porters too were a lively bunch that ultimately became friends and we shared lots of fun moments on the mountain together. Babu ensured that our arrivals, arrangements and any administrative hassles were smooth and out of our minds so we could focus on the climb ahead. Thank you Unique Path trekking & expedition. Highly recommended for anyone who wants a great time while knowing you’re in safe hands!
Josiah Ng
Josiah Ng
We were very fortunate to have Unique Path Trekking for our EBC with 3 Himalaya passes expedition, we were so happy/satisfied with Unique Path trekking. Babu ( owner of Unique Path Trekking) is so kind, knowledgeable and mellow personality so does their staff ( all guides and porters ). We had great time during this expedition in terms of lodging/food. We had large group ( ~ 18 ppl ) and believe or not no one had any single complain of food. Their guides and porters are so knowledgeable, smart, humorous made our entire expedition lots of fun. They take care of us with positive attitudes with smiley face in entire trip. I definitely recommend Unique Path Trekking for any expedition in Himalaya ( we're looking forward to go with them in Annapurna expedition in near future ). You will very glad/happy if you choose Unique Path and Trekking.
Umesh Patel
Umesh Patel
Babu and his group are exceptional We have done 2 trips organized by Babu We went to Everest base camp and recently to chitwan, Pokara and part of Annapurna cercuit Their guides are very good We will definitely use Babu and his guides again
Guru Motgi
Guru Motgi
I just returned from a wonderful hike to Everest base camp with helicopter return. I was traveling solo am so grateful to Manager Babu and guide Suresh for looking after me. It is a trip I will remember the rest of my life. We started with a half day tour of Kathmandu and then flew to lukla on the next day to begin the trek. All the arrangements were made ahead of time and the folks unique path team constantly got on the phone to make sure the logistics went smoothly. Suresh kept a moderate pace and a great sense of humor. We made good time throughout the hikes and always got to the lodges on time and in daylight with energy left for the next day. The weather also cooperated this March and we had beautiful sunny skies and gorgeous Mountain View’s throughout the trek. I really could not ask for anything more and would very much recommend unique path
Janice Cheng
Janice Cheng