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.
Cost: US$ 7250 per person in a group of three or more.
- Government Royalty: USD 65 per Person per Night.
- 2% Government Tax per Person per Night.
- All Meals.
- Daily Mineral Water.
- English Language Speaking Guide.
- Comfortable and Luxurious Imported Cars for Internal Transportation with Skilled Driver.
- Entrance fees for Museums.
- The Government set package rate is valid for accommodation on twin sharing basis.
- A minimum of 3 star accommodation (4 & 5 star may require an additional premium).
- Airfare international & Domestic.
- Travel Insurance.
- Personal shopping.
- Tips for Guide & Driver.
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
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