Gasa Dzongkhag is one of the 20 dzongkhags (districts) comprising Bhutan. It is the northern most district of the country adjoining the districts of Punakha, Thimphu and Wangdue Phodrang and with Tibet to its north. This starkly beautiful region with elevations ranging from 1500 to 4,500 metres experiences extremely long and hard winters and short but beautiful summers. It has the smallest population with just about 3000 inhabitants. Of culture, meet the people of Laya, the nomads of western Bhutan. These people live on yaks and harvest cordycep (fungi of high value, used in oriental medicine).
Unlike the other Dzongs in Bhutan, Gasa Dzong has three Ta Dzongs(Watch towers)placed at strategic p...Read More
About 1 1/2 hour drive from Punakha one can see the shoe of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal in a house in ...Read More
Gasa has some of the highest peaks arrayed like a saw along the natural border with Tibet. Over a hu...Read More
Each year a large number of tourists pass through the region along its popular trails including the ...Read More
The valley of Lunana is the most remote part of Gasa district. Here people reside amongst the glacie...Read More
Gasa is famed for its numerous hot springs or Tshachus with renowned medicinal properties. The hot s...Read More
Laya makes a great destination for community based eco-tourism. Their lifestyle and dress are unique...Read More