Laya village is under Gasa district or Dzongkhag. The people of Laya have their own dialect, customs and distinct dress. The women keep their hair long (unlike other parts of country) and wear peculiar conical bamboo hats with a bamboo spike at the top. These hats are held on by a beaded band that reaches to the back of the head. They dress in a black woolen jacket and a long woolen skirt with a few stripes. They wear lots of silver jewelry on their backs and some of these display include an array of silver teaspoons.
The Layaps call their land home BAYU or bey-yul (hidden land). Laya is one of the highest villages in the country, at 3700m. The peak of the daunting Tsenda Gang (7100m) towers over the village, which is spread out over a hillside near the Tibetan border. The cluster village is completely hidden by ridges and there are around 140 households spread into small villages in the gewog (sub-district).Villagers grow turnips and mustard and produce one crop of wheat or barley a year, before the region is snowed in for the winter. Its primary source of food and income is the Yaks. During the summer, most people move to the high pastures and live in black yak hair tents. During the evening at your campsite, the village women are easily encouraged to stage an evening 'cultural show', which consists of Bhutanese circle dancing accompanied by traditional Bhutanese and Layap songs. The existing infrastructures include one Community School, BHU (basic health unit), Forest Guard Post, two Wireless stations.BOOK YOUR TOUR WITH US : www.worldtourplan.com #bhutan#layap#nomads#nomadstories#worldnomads#tibet#nepal#gasa#trek#trekking#mountaineering#mountains#himalayas
The beautiful Jomolhari Trek highlights the great diversity that the Bhutanese landscape has to offer. You will pass through thick pine forests, scattered hamlets and alpine meadows that lead to the high pastureland where yak herders graze their animals. Highlights include the fabulous views of snow-capped mountains such as Mt. Jomolhari and Mt. Jichu Drake and camping overnight at the base of Mt Jomolhari. It is a difficult route attaining a maximum altitude of 15,114 ft, and requires trekkers to have very good physical fitness. Before and after your trek, there will also be time to visit the sites of Paro and Thimphu.
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Precariously perched high up on a sheer cliff a dizzying 10,000 feet/3,048 meter above sea level, Paro Taktsang certainly also has the most stunning and fascinating location.. equipped with an injured knee and limited oxygen supply, it took me 2 and a half hours to reach the monastery.. while it is a challenging trek, you definitely gain merit with every step.. with that being said, i sense that my journey in Bhutan was really completed.. 🙏🏽🇧🇹 #instatravel#bhutan#travel#instatraveling#vsco#nofilter#nofilterneeded#travelblogger#travelphotography