A Trek To Be Explored: The Snowman Trek
The snowman trek is a mixture of snow capped Himalayas, alpine grassland, quaint farmland and numerous passes including the highest pass of Bhutan—the Renchen Zoe—at an altitude of 5400meter. The trek comprises approximately eleven passes from Punakha to Bumthang. The trek is a blend of Laya (Punakha valley), Lunana (a very remote part), Renchen Zoe pass, and several other exciting parts of Bhutan.
As some passes are even over 5000meter, a trekker needs to be physically fit and it requires sound health. Before we begin the trek, heavy initial preparation is a must. The close views of Himalayas exert bone-chilling experience. The other remarkable views are the wide green pastures, meadows with different varieties of blossoms from spring to autumn including summer season. The rocky passes and Himalayas are the scenic beauties of the country to watch.
Day 01 : Arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu. Transfer to Hotel.
Day 02 : Sightseeing around the cities of Kathmandu Valley. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 03 : Fly to Paro from Kathmandu 2200mete. Overnight at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 04 : Hike to Taktsang monastery (3000meter) for better acclimatization, 3hrs hike, overnight at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 05 : Leave Paro for trek to Shana (2800meter), 16km, 5/6 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 06 : Trek to Soi Thangthangkha (3800meter), 24km, 8/9 hrs walk.. Overnight at camp.
Day 07 : Trek to Jangothang (4050meter), 12 km, 4/5 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 08 : Acclimatization Jangothang, relax or excursion / fishing to Chomolhari base camp. Overnight at camp.
Day 09 : Trek to Lingshi (4100meter) climb over Neyle Pass (4700meter), 18 km, 6/7 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 10 : Trek to Chebisa (3900meter), 14km, 5/6 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 11 : Trek to Shomuthang (4250meter) climb over Gubu La pass (4600meter), 16km, 7/8 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 12 : Trek to Robluthang (4300meter) climb over Jari La Pass (4650meter), 18 km, 8/9 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 13 : Trek to Lingmithang (4100meter) climb over Shinje La Pass (4950meter), 16 km, 8/9 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 14 : Trek to Laya (3850meter), 13 km, 5/6 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 15 : Stay at Laya for rest. Excursion around the village. Overnight at camp.
Day 16 : Trek to Roduphu (4150meter), 19 km, 8/9 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 17 : Trek to Narithang (4250meter) climb over Tsimo La Pass (4700meter), 16 km, 6/7 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 18 : Trek to Tarina (3900meter) climb over Kang La Karchu La Pass (5100meter), 17 km, 7/8 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 19 : Trek to Woche (3800meter), 15 km, 6/7 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 20 : Trek to Lhedi (3650meter) climb over Keche La Pass (4500meter), 17 km, 7/8 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 21 : Trek to Tanza (4000meter), 18 km, 7/8 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 22 : Trek to Tshochena (4100meter) climb over Jaze La Pass (4900meter), 18 km, 7/8 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 23 : Trek to Jichu Dramo (4400meter) climb over Loju La Pass (4900meter), 14 km, 6/7 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 24 : Trek to Chukarpa (4200meter) climb over Rinchen Zoe Pass (5400meter), 18 km, 8/9 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 25 : Trek to Tempetso (3900meter) climb over Tempe La Pass (4600meter), 19 km, 8/9 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 26 : Trek to Marothang (3400meter), 15 km, 6/7 hrs walk. Overnight at camp.
Day 27 : Trek to Nikachu (2600meter), 22 km, 7/8 hrs walk. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 28 : Drive to Paro via Thimpu after sightseeing in Punaka the old capital, overnight at hotel. Overnight at Hotel.
Day 29 : Transfer to airport, departure to your destination.
What is included?
- Bhutan visa fee.
- Hotel Accomodation in Kathmandu with BB plan.
- Airport transfers.
- Local bilingual guide.
- Portable altitude chamber and satellite phone.
- Group medical kit.
- Accomodation with Full Board service in Bhutan.
- Group camping equipment.
- Private transportation.
- Park entrance fees and trekking permits.
- Porter/ animals to carry 20kgs personal equipments.
- Sightseeing and entry fees.
- All necessary organisational requirements.
What is not included?
- Personal expenses.
- Bar and beverage bills.
- Your travel insurance.
- Tip etc.
Highlights of the Trek
Picturesque Bhutanese farmland, alpine forest pastureland, huge snow, ice and rock faces, crossing different 11 high passes including Renchen Zoe pass, encounter with rare species of Bharal, blue sheep, snow leopard etc.
All the conditions stated in the itinerary are for the visitors who prefer full package programme. At the same time, we also serve you based on your choice. The selection of itineraries and the staff depends on your choice and financial procurement. We have options for any partial visit as per your requirement.
We would like you to know that although we try to follow the program given above, at times local trails or weather conditions may compel us to make slight changes if necessary. The itinerary may also vary slightly subject to our trekkers' acclimatization rates. This odyssey goes into untamed territory above the timberline, so we seek to request maximum flexibility if and when required for the safety of your trip and your life. Thank you so much for your understanding. We value your precious life.
Quick Fact of the Trip
- Trip Duration : 29 days
- Best Season : Spring & Autumn
- Country : Nepal
- Min Altitude : 2200 meter
- Max Altitude : 140m/16,865ft.
- Trip starts : Kathmandu
- Trip ends : Paro
- Group size : Min - 1