Laya-lunana Mountain Expedition

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Laya-lunana Mountain Expedition

EXPEDITION
23 Nights / 24 Days
includes:
  • transports
  • sight seeing
  • food
  • hotels

This is a difficult and long trek takes 20 days and it requires not only excellent health but also a high spirit of adventure as it passes through five passes over 5,000 meters (16,400 feet). It starts off taking the same route as the Laya trek starting from the Punakaha valley. After reaching Laya, it turns eastwards crossing the Gangla Karchung Pass (5,100 meters / 16,730 feet) and two other high passes which affords superb views of the Eastern Himalayas, into Lunana region. Human habitation is concentrated in the villages of Thega and Chozo valley with its Dzong. It is the most difficult region of Bhutan to reach, lying at 4000 meters (13,000 feet) at the foot of the peaks that rise to 7,000 meters (23,000 feet). The inhabitants are farmer-herders who are famous for their hardy character shaped by adapting to the harsh conditions. From the villages of Lunana the trek heads south and after crossing Rinchenzoe Pass (5,220 meters / 17, 125 feet), it ends at the tarmac road at the Nikkarchu bridge on the Wangdu-Tsongsa highway. The Lunana trek can be combined with the Chomolhari trek to become the Snowman trek, a long and demanding trek taking three weeks.

Best Season: April, May, September, October & November.
Trek Grade: Strenuous and Demanding.
Maximum Altitude: 5140m/16,865ft.
Maximum Camp Altitude: 4880m/16,000ft.

Day 01: Arrival in Paro

Arrive Paro, Bhutan.Afternoon visit Museum and Paro Town. Hotel.

Day 02:

Paro-Valley sightseeing and hike to Taksang. Hotel.

Day 03:

Full day sightseeing of Thimpu. Hotel.

Day 04:

Drive to Punakha. Hotel.

Day 05 - 09:

Start trekking up the Punakhas valley to Laya. Camps.

Day 10 - 16:

Trek over high passes to remote Lunana valley. Camps.

Day 17 - 22:

Continue trek from Lunana to Nakachhhu. Camps.

Day 23:

End trek and drive to Wangdu or Punakha. Hotel.

Day 24:

Drive over the Dochula pass to Thimpu and continue to Paro. Hotel. Day 25: Departure from Bhutan

Inclusion & Exclusion will be added soon

STARTING WITH PRICE: USD $ PER PERSON - ON REQUEST

**Rates might vary so kindly contact us before booking with us.

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Booking

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Payments

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Payment Options

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Rights to amend the itinerary if required

Tour once commenced will strictly go as per the itinerary finalised. In case of events and circumstances beyond our control, we reserve the right to change all or parts of the contents of the itinerary for safety and well being of our esteemed passengers.

Policy Regarding Cancellation / No Show / Early Departure

In case of cancellation of tour/travel services due to any avoidable/unavoidable reason/s we must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive letter in writing and cancellation charges would be as follows:

  • 30 days & prior to arrival – 10% of the tour/service cost.
  • 20 days to 18 days prior to arrival – 20% of the tour/service cost.
  • 14 days to 16 days prior to arrival – 25% of the tour/service cost.
  • 10 days to 08 days prior to arrival – 50% of the tour/service cost.
  • 07 days & less, prior to arrival or no show – NO REFUND.

Please note – Irrespective of above mentioned cancellations slabs – in case of cancellation of tour services after the booking is made with us – a minimum 10% service charges would be applicable.

Refund

In case you cancel the trip after commencement refund would be restricted to a limited amount that too would depend on the amount that we would be able to recover from the hoteliers we patronize. For unused hotel accommodation, chartered transportation and missed meals etc. we do not bear any responsibility to refund.

Where as in case of Cancellation before the commencement, it will take atleast two weeks time to refund the said amount.

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Please note that after the finalization of the tour/service cost, if there are any hikes in entrance fees of monuments/museums, taxes, fuel cost or guide charges by the Govt. of India, the same would be charged as extra.

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All itineraries are sample itineraries, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants etc. may dictate itinerary changes either before the tour or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change any schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort & general well being.

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We do not have any insurance policy covering the expenses for accident, sickness, loss due to theft, or any other reasons. Visitors are advised to seek such insurance arrangements in their home country. All baggage & personal property/s at all times are at the client’s risk.

Passports & Visas

To travel to India from overseas countries except for the citizen of Nepal & Bhutan, one needs a 06 months valid passport and a valid Visa. And processing of Passport and Visa are not included in the tour cost.

Health

Any person who has a contagious disease is forbidden to travel, any person found during the tour with such a disease will be asked to leave the tour and will have to make their own arrangements to return home.