9 Days Gasa Hot Spring Tour and Trek

9 Days Gasa Hot Spring Tour and Trek

Sketch Itinerary

The 9 days Gasa Hot Spring tour is one of the most popular and prominent destinations for both national and international people. The local populace of Bhutan believe that this particular hot spring cures the human body of various ailments like skin diseases, joint pains, unitary tract infection, ulcer etc…

This tour has started to get prominence among many visitors because of its uniqueness these days.

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Sketch Itinerary:

Day 01. Arrive at Paro.

Day 02. Paro Sightseeing.

Day 03. Paro – Thimphu.

Day 04. Thimphu – Punakha.

Day 05. Punakha – Gasa.

Day 06. Gasa – Gangtey.

Day 07. Gangtey – Wangdi Phodrang – Thimphu.

Day 08. Thimphu Sightseeing – Paro.

Day 09. Thimphu Sightseeing – Paro.

Detail Itinerary

Detail Itinerary for 9 Days Gasa Hot Spring Tour and Trek

Day 01: Arrive Paro and Paro Sightseeing (Altitude: 2280 m)

Upon arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be received by the representative of Yak Holidays Int’l and transfer you to your hotel.

After lunch,

  • Ta Dzong (built in1656 and renovated in 1968)
  • Rimpung Dzong(literally meaning “Heap of Jewels”) and walk across the Nyemi Zam to your car.
  • Evening at leisure or a visit to a farm house can be arranged.

Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.

Day 02: Paro Sightseeing: Acclimatization: You will begin an early morning hike to the Taktsang monastery. In this exercise, you will be gaining roughly 800 meters in less than three hours. Lunch will be served in the cafeteria.

After lunch,

  • Drive to the ruins of Drukgyel Dzong
  • Kyichu Lhakhang.

Dinner and overnight in Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.

Day 03: Paro – Thimphu (Altitude: 2320 m) (Distance: 54 km, 1 hr drive): After breakfast, drive to Thimphu. On the way,

  • View Tamchog Lhakhang.
  • Visit Simtokha Dzong the oldest fortress in Bhutan built in the 17th century by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the unifier of Bhutan.

After Lunch, visit

  • Drive to Sangay Gang viewpoint to have a full view of Thimphu valley.
  • Takin Preserve Centre where National Animals are kept.
  • Tashichho Dzong, fortress of the glorious religion.

Evening at leisure. Your guide can take you to a few souvenir shops if you desire.  Dinner and overnight in Hotel Migmar or similar.

Day 04: Thimphu – Punakha (Altitude: 1310 m) (76 km, 3hrs). After breakfast, drive to Punakha via Dochula Pass (3150 m).

  • Royal Botanical Park at Lamperi.

After lunch, visit

  • Punakha Dzong built in 1637 by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal.

Dinner and O/N in Meri Punsum Resort or similar.

Day 05. Punakha – Gasa (71 km, 3hrs). After breakfast, drive to Gasa. From the road point, walk an hour or so to reach the Tsachu (hot spring). Enjoy the Gasa hot springs. Dip yourself in the hot springs and get rejuvenated. Overnight in camp.

Day 06: Tsachu – Gangtey (Altitude: 3120 m)(139 km, 6-7 hrs): Dip yourself once again in the hot spring before taking a hike to the Gasa town about an hour from the hot spring. While in town, visit

  • Gasa Dzong.

We then drive to Punakha. After lunch, drive to Gangtey. Dinner and overnight in Theckchen Phodrang guest house or similar.

Day 07: Gangtey – Wangdi Phodrang – Thimphu (2320 m)(144km, 6-7 hrs): After Breakfast, visit:

  • Gangtey Gompa – Gyaltse Pema Thinley, the grandson and mind reincarnation of Pema Lingpa founded the Temple in 1613, and Tenzin Legpai Dhendup.
  • Explore Phobjikha valley, famous for the Black Necked Cranes during winter.

After lunch, drive to Wangdi / Metshina and hike to Chime Lhakhang, which was built by Lama Drukpa Kuenley. The Temple is also known as “the Temple of Fertility”.

In the evening, drive to Thimphu. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Migmar or similar.

Day 08: Thimphu Sightseeing – Paro (2280 m)(54km, 1 hr): After breakfast, visit

  • Memorial Chorten
  • The National Library
  • The National Folk Heritage Museum
  • The Traditional Painting school of Arts and Crafts
  • The Institute of Traditional Medicine

After lunch,

  • Buddha Point

And drive to Paro and over night at Tashi Namgay Resort or similar.

Tour Day 09: Departure from Paro: Early morning, drive to the airport and farewell.

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Value Added Services
  • Hot stone bath.

    bhutanese archery

    Practicing Archery

  • Cycling around Paro valley.
  • Practice Archery.
  • Bhutanese cooking class.
  • Bhutanese cultural show featuring various mask dances and folk dances.
  • Talk on Gross National Happiness / Buddhism.
  • Consulting an Astrologer.
  • Practice Dart.
  • Performing religious ceremony.
  • Marriage ceremonies.
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Optional Activities
  • Village walk
  • Hike to Dzongdrakha Monastery.
  • Hike to Kila Gompa.
  • Excursion to Chelila Pass.