This trek will be a life time experience of high mountains in the north western part of Bhutan. This The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya into high altitudes of the Bhutanese Himalayas. It takes tough and enduring trekkers into the Lunana region and further on to Gangkhar Puensum and Bumthang or down to Sephu in Trongsa district. The Snowman trek leads through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes.

Trekkers have to camp in altitudes above 5,000m more than once, and depending on the seasonal temperatures, the camps are sometimes on snow.

The Lonely Planet describes the Snowman Trek as one of the most difficult treks of the world. The best time for Snowman Trek is summer – unlike many other high altitude treks of Bhutan. Many groups that attempt this tough trek do not finish due to problems with the high altitude or snow blocked passes. However, those who make it will remember this trek as an outstanding, beautiful and as one of the most rewarding trek of their life. In this version of the Snowman Trek, one has the possibility of spending a day or two at perhaps one of the most beautiful hot springs of the Himalayas.


Itinerary Outline

Day 1: Arrive at Paro

Day 2: Takshang Hike

Day 3: Gunitsawa Village – Sharna Zampa (Trekking Begins)

Day 4: Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha

Day 5: Thangthangkha – Jangothang

DAY 6: Jangothang Halt

Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi

Day 8: Lingshi – Chebisa

Day 9: Chebisa – Shomuthang

Day 10: Shomuthang – Robluthang

Day 11: Robluthang – Limithang

Day 12: Limithang – Laya

Day 13: Rest / Acclimatization day in Laya

Day 14: Laya – Rhoduphu

Day 15: Rhodophu – Narethang

Day 16: Narethang – Tarina

Day 17: Tarina – Woche

Day 18: Woche – Lhedi

Day 19: Lhedi – Thanza

Day 20: Rest day at Thanza

Day 21: Thanza – Tshorim

Day 22: Tshorim – Gangkhar Puensum Base Camp

Day 23: Gangkar Puensum Base Camp – Geshe Woma

Day 24: Geshe Woma – Warathang

Day 25: Warathang – Duer Tsachu

Day 26: Duer Tsachu – Tshochenchen

Day 27: Tshochenchen – Duer Village (Trekking Ends)

Day 28: Bumthang Sightseeing

Day 29: Bumthang – Paro (by Flight)

Day 30: Departure to Next Destination