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This invigorating trekking adventure offers Bhutan at its best. On this trek, we will be rewarded with close-up views of Mt. Masagang (7,200m/23616’) – and the unique and mystical culture of Laya, one of the remotest yak herder’s settlement areas. People call their land Beyul, the hidden paradise of yak herders. Laya’s natural beauty offers some of the world’s most dramatic scenery. The 7,200 meter Masagang summit rises as guardian high above the valley. Women in Laya keep their hair long, dress in robes made from the wool of goats, sheep and yaks and wear their distinctive conical bamboo hat, which gives them a unique appearance. Lives of Layaps (people of Laya) and other villages in this region are centered on their yaks. The yak butter, cheese and meat are exchanged for food and provisions. The yak hair is spun into the fabric for tents, ropes, clothes and blankets. The yak dung is collected to be burned for warmth and cooking.
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