Snowman Trek: Bhutan

We had an absolutely fantastic time. The countryside in Bhutan is so pristine and we really enjoyed the remoteness. It certainly was physically challenging and it was a credit to the two leaders that all 10 clients completed it safely.

Tom Beach | Dorset, United Kingdom

Bhutan Snowman Trek

The Snowman Trek is our most challenging trek in Bhutan and one of the finest in our Himalayan program. 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 that 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. This is Himalayan trekking at its absolute finest.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Paro
DAY 2 Visit Paro Dzong & Taktsang Monastery
DAYS 3/5 Transfer Drugkyel Dzong, commence trek through conifer and rhododendron forest to yak herders camp beneath Chomolhari
DAYS 6/12 Cross passes camping each night at yak herders settlements en-route to the village of Laya
DAYS 13/19 Continue over 5000m passes beneath huge 7000m peaks to the Lunana region
DAYS 20/25 Descend through conifer forest to the Sephu district
DAY 26 Transfer to Thimphu, sightseeing, & continue to Paro
DAY 27 In Paro, trip concludes

traveller reviews

Brilliant trip! 360 degree views of mountains, glaciers, lakes - it is simply stunning and just when you think it can't get any better - it does! It is a tough trek so you need to be prepared, but it is worth it. Our group had prepared well which helped ensure we all made it successfully. The trek leader and local crew looked after us
incredibly well... would recommend the trip to anyone looking for a tough rewarding adventure. The scenery was stunning, some of the best Himalayan views possible. The flora & fauna was surprising and the people & culture wonderful.

D. Watson Breakfast Point, NSW

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Trip Code: BSM
Trip Grading: Entry Level Mountaineering or Exploratory Treks
Duration:  27 days
Activities:  Trekking
Next Trip:  21 September 2017
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price: £5,290.00 GBP

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