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Gasa Himalayas(1,500 - 7,200M)


Located on the extreme Northwest, Gasa Bhutan holds a significant place in history as Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal came to Bhutan via Gasa in the early 17th century. The first Druk Desi (secular ruler) of Bhutan, Tenzin Drugyel, also came from the well-known house of Hobtsho Lams in Gasa. 

Although quite remote, with far-flung highland communities in the north, Gasa’s natural splendors are unrivaled. In fact, the entire Dzongkhag falls within the Jigme Dorji national park, which is home to rich biodiversity, fauna, and flora.

Gasa is also home to some of the highest peaks in the kingdom. Over a hundred glacial lakes, at the foot of these greater Himalayan peaks, feed some of the major river systems in the country, including the Pho Chhu and the Mo Chhu of Punakha. Gasa, Bhutan is popular for its famed hot spring (tsachus), unique highland culture, and trekking trails that cut across one of the most difficult yet exotic terrains and mountain passes in the country.


Distance from Thimphu: 135 km 4-5 hours (via Punakha)

Best Time to Visit: Spring and Autumn 


Top 8 interesting facts about Gasa Himalayas and Glacial, Bhutan

  1. Gasa experiences extremely long winters and short but beautiful summers.
  2. Gasa has a small population of 3000 inhabitants 
  3. The place has a unique culture
  4. It is famous for yak hair textile
  5. Gasa also harvest and sell Cordyceps
  6. The town was build in 1646
  7. Gasa is known for Snowman Trek
  8. The place popular for its healing hot springs

Here, check out the top tourist places to visit while you are here in Gasa, Bhutan.