We will fly you to our sister lodge in Punakha across the scenic Laya village (3,800m). The Layaps people call their home ‘Beyul’, which is a Buddhist word for a hidden paradise. They believe that they are protected by an ancient gate leading to the main village, used by their guardian deities to keep a Tibetan invasion at bay. At an annual ceremony, the Layaps pay homage to the protective forces, who turned all the stones and trees around the gate into soldiers to repel the invaders. From the west of the village you can view the mountains of Gangchen Tag (6,784m), Tshendag Gang (6,994m) and Khang Bum (6,494m), and also catch a glimpse of Masa Gang (7,194m).
You can also visit a Laya temple and try yak riding before a picnic. Your vehicle will be waiting at Zomlingthang.
Punakha to transfer you by road to our sister lodge, COMO Uma Punakha, which is a 20-minute journey.
Flying duration: Approximately 1 hour 30 minutes
Overnight: COMO Uma Punakha
Note: Royal Bhutan Helicopter Services Ltd is subject to availability and reserves the right to cancel or change flight route subject to weather conditions.