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Bhutan - Snowman Trek (27 days)

Snowman Trek is regarded as one of the toughest treks on the planet due to its altitude, distance, climate, and remoteness. The Lunana region of this mystical Kingdom is the one among the awesome areas to visit. You will enjoy the interesting aspects of this trek.

This itinerary is a guideline only and we will follow the itinerary as far as possible but due to weather conditions, health conditions, natural disasters and other unfavorable phenomenon your guide might decide to amend or cancel the itinerary for your own safety. Your guide will help you at any time with providing information regarding conditions and safety during the treks.

Upon arrival at Paro airport, you will be picked up by our representatives and will transfer you to the respective hotel for check-in. Overnight in hotel.

After breakfast, you will be driven to the Drukgyal Dzong up the valley that was built in 1647 by the unifier of medieval Bhutan and it was damaged by accidental fire and left in ruins. Furthermore, you can enjoy the splendid view of Mt. Jhomolhari (7,314 m). The trek to Shana begins here at Drukgyal Dzong following the Paro River via beautiful villages. Overnight in local lodge.

Today, we have an early start as we have to ascend 700 meters and is a long trek. After breakfast, leaving Shana the trail continues upriver through the forest of rhododendron and blue pine. When we enter Jigme Dorji National Park keep your eyes open for wildlife and changes in vegetation as we continue to climb in elevation. If the weather is clear, you can catch the glimpse of Mount Jomolhari. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

After breakfast, we cross an army post and leave the tree line as we head into the high mountains and enjoy a spectacular view of high mountain ridges and snow-capped peaks. After some time, we cross Tengethang, a winter home of the migratory yak herders and the herder’s homes become a regular feature of the landscape. Arriving at Jangothang, one of the most beautiful campsites of the Himalayas, we can watch the sunset on Mt. Jhomolhari (7314m) and Mt. Jichu Drake (6989m).Overnight in local lodge/camp.

Today is a rest day as we have to acclimatize with the altitude. Feel free to roam around the are. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

We continue our trail after having breakfast. The trail gradually ascends as we reach Nyili La Pass at 4,870m, the first of many major passes. From here, you will have spectacular views of Mt. Jomolhari, Jichu Drake, and Tsherimgang. The Nyile La pass at 4890m is about a four-hour ascent. As we trek ahead, one can witness vast yak pastures and yak herder’s tent made from yak wool. As you come down into the Lingshi basin, you get a wonderful view of Lingshi Dzong on a clear day. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

Today, we take our time as it is a short walking. In the morning, we'll visit Lingshi Dzong, also known as Yugyel Dzong in the 17th century, which sits right atop a ridge. After arriving in Chebisa campsite, feel free to roam around the area. Overnight in camp.

Continuing our trail, we pass through a wide pastureland and reach the Gombu La pass at 4350m. Then we descend into a rhododendron filled valley and continue past some yak herder camps to Shakshepasa where we camp. Overnight in camp/local lodge.

Today is a little strenuous journey as we have to ascent about 700m. We have an early start and get us on the trail to Jhari La pass at 4747m and descend to Tsharijathang, where the valley has been declared a Takin sanctuary and herds of Takin (the national animal of Bhutan) normally can be seen. From here we climb to our camp at Robluthang at 4160m. Overnight in camp.

We have an early start today as well as we have a strenuous hike ahead of us leading to the Shinge La pass at 5005m. As we descend to Lemithang we’ll see Mt. Gangchenta (6840m), the glacially carved Gangchhenta valley, stone houses, Laya women dressed in typical Laya costume with long pointed bamboo hats on their head. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

After breakfast, continue our trail along a narrow winding river valley, leads you to the west side of Laya village. Climbing up out of the forests we will be rewarded with some great views of Gangchhenta and Masang Gang (7165m) mountains and finally reach the village. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

Enjoy a full day of leisure to rest and get a chance to see the village with its community school, hospital, archery field, and shops. Overnight in camp.

From Laya, we will be descending up to the army camp and move further along the river till the point to Rhodophu. After lunch, continue the climb through the bushes till the camp. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

Early morning breakfast to be ready for the longest day climbing to Tsimola (4700m) where one can get a nice view of Lunana, Jumolhari, and Jichu Drake. Then it leads us to the Gangla Karchula pass (5,080m). The entire range of mountains, including Masagang, Tsendegang, Teri Gang can be witnessed, and after the pass, we will get a long descent to Tarina valley. Overnight in camp/local lodge.

This is the easy day as the path follows the river down the valley. At noon, we will be having lunch at the lowest point (3500m). After lunch, we climb up to the village of Woche. Overnight in local lodge.

The trail begins through forest and bushes. We climb up to Keche la pass (4,480m) and after that, we descend to the river through the settlements with superb views of mountains. Then we move along the river till Lhedi village. Overnight in local lodge.

We start continuing through the river to Choejong village. After lunch, we then visit the Choejong dzong and proceed to the valley. Upon crossing the bridge and a little walk we reach Thanza camp. Overnight in camp.

We begin with a climb up to the ridge with a great view of mountains and valley below. After lunch, we walk up to the camp at Tsorim. Overnight in tent.

We begin with a short climb to the Tshorim lake and further to Gophula pass (5,230m). After the pass, we will be descending to the base camp along the ridge. Enjoy the great view of Gangkar Phunsum. The next day is a rest day at Gangkar Phunsum Base Camp. Overnight in camp.

After breakfast, we follow the path along Sha Chu and descend to Geshe Woma enjoying the beautiful views. Overnight in camp.

The trail moves following shachu for a couple of hours to Sakala. After lunch, we climb up to Sakala pass at the altitude 4,800m. We will descend to the lake and then climb up the Warathang pass (4,590m). Overnight in camp.

The morning short climb to Juelela (4,400m). After the pass, we then descend to the river via forests. Upon crossing the bridge, we then climb to Dur Tsachu hot spring. Overnight in local lodge/camp.

We move across the Juelela pass this day with the steep climb and the views of Lunana to reach the lakes and yak herders camps and finally to Tshochenchen camp. Overnight in camp.

Finally, the last day of this trek leads us to Chamkhar Chu, and upon moving further we reach Bumthang via Dur village, where your vehicle will be there to pick you up. Overnight in Bumthang.

You will be driven to Paro via Thimphu with the scenic views en route. Overnight at hotel in Paro

Have your breakfast in the hotel in an early morning and later on our office representative will transfer you to the airport for flight to your onward destination. Have a safe journey onwards.

Includes

Reach trekking point in a private vehicle.
International flight ticket from Ktm-Paro & Paro-Ktm.
Accommodation in Paro, Shana and Bumthang in the hotel on full board basis.
Accommodation throughout the trek on room only basis in the best available hotel.
Highly experienced trek guide, English speaking, and government-licensed.
Porter service (2 trekkers one porter) one porter only carries 18kgs of weight.
All necessary paperwork and trekking permits.
Staff costs including their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation.
All government and local taxes
Medical kit (carried by your trek leader)


Excludes

Food and drinks/ Beverage bills not included in the cost
Entrance Fees
Tipping (Tips)
Travel Insurance
Extras cost for upgrading rooms and services at hotels
donation in temples, schools, monasteries etc .
Personal Hiking gear, personal kits
Emergency rescue evacuation insurance of any kind
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