Bhutan Snowman Trek

  • Trip duration 28 Days
  • Trip GradeModerate + Hard
  • All Inclusive Price Contact us

Bhutan Snowman Trek is one of the most challenging trek in Bhutan and ranks amongst the very finest anywhere in the Himalaya. It is undertaken by only a handful of trekkers each season and accesses Lunana, the most remote region of Bhutan. The trek crosses eleven high passes over (4,500m/14,763ft) including 5 over 5000 metres, and visit the almost separate mountain kingdom of Lunana, one of the remotest inhabited valleys on the planet Earth. Along the way we'll journey through fabled villages, such as Laya and Thanza, walk beneath peaks of six and seven thousand-metres, including Chomolhari, the astounding Jitsu Drake, and the World's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkar Puensum. We'll also have time to absorb some of the incredible culture of this unique Himalayan Kingdom with visits to the spectacular cliff-face Takstang 'Tiger's Nest' Monatery and the picturesque Punakha Dzongthat define the borders of Bhutan and Tibet. Savouring views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake, we follow trails through yak herders encampments and isolated farming settlements as we prepare for our trek to Lunana. Amid a constant backdrop of 7000m peaks we discover a region of tiny Buddhist monasteries and secluded villages that are isolated from the rest of Bhutan for many months of the year. A truly classic Himalayan trek, which we have operated successfully for many years, join us for a once in a lifetime adventure!

Outline Itinerary

  • Day 01: Take a flight from Kathmandu to Paro (2,280 M/7,480ft), (Hotel + D),
  • Day 02: Sightseeing around Paro Valley & Takstang Monastery (3,100 M/10,170ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 03: Drive from Paro to Drukyel Dzong (2,580 M/8,464ft) and trek to Shana (2,860 M/9,383ft), 16 KM, 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 04: Trek from Shana to Tsema Marpu (3,300 M/10,826ft), 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 05: Trek from Tsema Marpu to Soi Thangthangkha (3,600 M/11,811ft), 1 hrs and rest day, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 06: Trek from Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang (4,100 M/13,451ft), 17 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 07: Reserve day at Jangothang (4,100 M/13,451ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 08: Trek from Jangothang to Lingshi Village (4,010 M/13,156ft) via crossing Nyile-La (4890 M/16,043ft), 21 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 09: Trek from Lingshi Village to Chebisa Village (3,990 M/13,090ft), 16 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 10: Trek from Chebisa Village to Shomuthang (3,990 M/13,090ft) via crossing Gombu-La (4,440 M/14,566ft), 15 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 11: Trek from Shomuthang to Robluthang (4,165 M/13,664ft) via crossing Jare-La (4,785 M/15,698ft), 16 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 12: Trek from Robluthang to Lemithang (4,150 M/13,615ft) via cross Sinche La (5,005 M/16,420ft), 14 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 13: Trek from Lemithang to Laya village (3,800 M/12,467ft), 13 hrs, 4-5 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 14: Rest day in Laya and small hike to the Military Camp, 2 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 15: Trek from Laya to Rodophu (4,215 M/12,823ft), 14 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 16: Trek from Rodophu to Narethang (4,900 M/16,079ft) via crossing Tsemo-La (4,905 M/16,092ft), 11 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 17: Trek from Narethang to Tarina (3,938 M/12,919ft) via crossing Karakachu-La (5,020 M/16,469ft), 17 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 18: Trek from Tarina to Greenlake, 15 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 19: Trek from Greenlake to Chozo (4,070 M/13,353ft) via crossing Keche-La (4,666 M/12,132ft), 17 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 20: Rest day to explore around Chozo (4,070 M/13,353ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 21: Trek from Chozo to Tshochena (4,940 M/16,207ft) via via Sintia-La (5,200 M/17,060ft), 18 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 22: Trek from Tshochena to Jichu Dramo (4,900 M/16,079ft) via Loju-La (5,145 M/16,879ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 23: Trek from Jichu Dramo to Chukarpo (4,600 M/15,091ft) via crossing Rinchen Zoe-La (5,326 M/17,473ft), 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 24: Trek from Chukarpo to Tampoe Tsho (4,330 M/14,206ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 25: Trek from Tampoe Tsho to Marothang (3,698 M/12,321ft) via crossing Tempe-La (4,665 M/15,305ft), 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 26: Trek from Marothang to Nikka Chhu (2,627 M/8,618ft), 5-6 hrs, and drive to Thimphu, 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 27: Drive from Thimpu to Paro, 2 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 28: Onward flight from Paro, (B).

Cost Includes:

  • Airport-Hotel-Airport transfer via private vehicle (Nepal & Bhutan),
  • Flight from Kathmandu to Paro and onwards flight from Paro,
  • Portable high altitude chamber (pac) & satellite phone,
  • All group camping equipment,
  • Private transportation,
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits,
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu & Bhutan including all meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Camping accommodation in Bhutan trek including all meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner,
  • Expert bilingual guide,
  • Group medical kit,
  • All group camping equipment, food, staffs & Pack animals to carry all your personal equipment (20 KGS),
  • Private transportation,
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits,
  • All TAX.

Cost Excludes:

  • Insurance for Travel/Accident/Medical/Emergency evacuation,
  • International airfare,
  • Tips for trekking guide and driver (Tipping is expected),
  • All kind of alcoholic drinks,
  • Personal shopping, laundry, trekking equipments etc.
  • Nepal Entry Visa fee,
  • Cost raised by cancellation, landslide, weather, political unrest, illness which are not under our control,
  • Any others expanses which are not mentioned in "Trip Includes" section etc.

Detail Itineraries

  • Day 01Take a flight from Kathmandu to Paro (2,280 M/7,480ft), (Hotel + D),
  • Day 02 Sightseeing around Paro Valley & Takstang Monastery (3,100 M/10,170ft), (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 03Drive from Paro to Drukyel Dzong (2,580 M/8,464ft) and trek to Shana (2,860 M/9,383ft), 16 KM, 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 04Trek from Shana to Tsema Marpu (3,300 M/10,826ft), 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 05Trek from Tsema Marpu to Soi Thangthangkha (3,600 M/11,811ft), 1 hrs and rest day, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 06Trek from Soi Thangthangkha to Jangothang (4,100 M/13,451ft), 17 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 07Reserve day at Jangothang (4,100 M/13,451ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 08 Trek from Jangothang to Lingshi Village (4,010 M/13,156ft) via crossing Nyile-La (4890 M/16,043ft), 21 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 09Trek from Lingshi Village to Chebisa Village (3,990 M/13,090ft), 16 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 10Trek from Chebisa Village to Shomuthang (3,990 M/13,090ft) via crossing Gombu-La (4,440 M/14,566ft), 15 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 11Trek from Shomuthang to Robluthang (4,165 M/13,664ft) via crossing Jare-La (4,785 M/15,698ft), 16 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 12 Trek from Robluthang to Lemithang (4,150 M/13,615ft) via cross Sinche La (5,005 M/16,420ft), 14 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 13Trek from Lemithang to Laya village (3,800 M/12,467ft), 13 hrs, 4-5 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 14Rest day in Laya and small hike to the Military Camp, 2 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 15Trek from Laya to Rodophu (4,215 M/12,823ft), 14 KM, 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 16Trek from Rodophu to Narethang (4,900 M/16,079ft) via crossing Tsemo-La (4,905 M/16,092ft), 11 KM, 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 17Trek from Narethang to Tarina (3,938 M/12,919ft) via crossing Karakachu-La (5,020 M/16,469ft), 17 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 18Trek from Tarina to Greenlake, 15 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 19Trek from Greenlake to Chozo (4,070 M/13,353ft) via crossing Keche-La (4,666 M/12,132ft), 17 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 20Rest day to explore around Chozo (4,070 M/13,353ft), (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 21Trek from Chozo to Tshochena (4,940 M/16,207ft) via via Sintia-La (5,200 M/17,060ft), 18 KM, 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 22Trek from Tshochena to Jichu Dramo (4,900 M/16,079ft) via Loju-La (5,145 M/16,879ft), 5-6 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 23Trek from Jichu Dramo to Chukarpo (4,600 M/15,091ft) via crossing Rinchen Zoe-La (5,326 M/17,473ft), 8-9 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 24Trek from Chukarpo to Tampoe Tsho (4,330 M/14,206ft), 6-7 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 25 Trek from Tampoe Tsho to Marothang (3,698 M/12,321ft) via crossing Tempe-La (4,665 M/15,305ft), 7-8 hrs, (Camp + B-L-D),
  • Day 26Trek from Marothang to Nikka Chhu (2,627 M/8,618ft), 5-6 hrs, and drive to Thimphu, 6-7 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 27Drive from Thimpu to Paro, 2 hrs, (Hotel + B-L-D),
  • Day 28Onward flight from Paro, (B).

Departure Detail

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27 December, 2017 23 January, 2018 US $0 Available Book Now
05 January, 2018 01 February, 2018 US $0 Available Book Now
12 January, 2018 08 February, 2018 US $0 Available Book Now

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The departure schedule can be changed on any unavoidable circumstances such as weather hazards, festivals, natural changes of walking track, road slides, avalanches, public strikes etc.

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