Trekking in Bhutan: Gasa!

Hello Everyone,

Today we had our last—but not easy—hike out of the mountains to end our trek. We woke up at our beautiful campsite near the Mother River then started our 7 hour hike, which took us up and down as we stayed high above the River. It became pretty muddy on most of the trail before we moved onto a road being constructed that will eventually connect near Laya. We walked 6 – 7 miles along the road until we met our driver a few miles before Gasa. After an hour or so van ride, we descended below Gasa to hot springs where we took showers and soaked in the pools. It was a great way to end the trek! We just finished up dinner, and are settled in to our primitive rooms near the hot springs for the night. Tomorrow we will travel by car to another small town to visit a fortress built in the 1600’s. We will stay that night in Punaka before spending our last day in the capital city, Thimpu. It’s been a great adventure here in Bhutan! I will send a few more photos in the next few days before we wrap up the trip. Thanks for following along on our trek! Below is a photo from Laya a few days ago, where we saw local women sing and dance to some traditional songs.

Thanks,

Ben

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