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Bhutan Snowman Trek

The Snowman Trek is a mixture of snow capped Himalayas, alpine grassland, quaint farmlands, and numerous exhilarating passes that include the highest pass of Bhutan—the Renchen Zoe—at an altitude of 5,400 meters. The trek comprises approximately eleven passes from Punakha to Bumthang. This trek will take you to remote parts of Bhutan, such as Laya (Punakha valley), Lunana, and Renchen Zoe pass, just to name a few. Some passes you will cross are as high as 5,000 meters, therefore you must be physically fit and of sound health.

Trip Facts
  • Difficulty :
  • Duration: 29 Days
  • Trip Grade :
  • Destinations : Bhutan
  • Activities : Culture Tour
  • Departure Date :
  • Best Seasons :Mar - May, Sep - Dec
  • Highest Altitude :5000 m
  • Start - End :Kathmandu - Kathmandu

The Snowman Trek is a mixture of snow capped Himalayas, alpine grassland, quaint farmlands, and numerous exhilarating passes that include the highest pass of Bhutan—the Renchen Zoe—at an altitude of 5,400 meters. The trek comprises approximately eleven passes from Punakha to Bumthang. This trek will take you to remote parts of Bhutan, such as Laya (Punakha valley), Lunana, and Renchen Zoe pass, just to name a few. Some passes you will cross are as high as 5,000 meters, therefore you must be physically fit and of sound health.The views make you feel as though you could reach out and touch the Himalayas that lay before you. The trek also takes you through varying terrain that includes wide green pastures, meadows that blossom from spring to autumn, rocky passes, and life changing views of the scenic Himalaya's and its countryside.

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.

"So What Am I Paying For?"

When it comes to money we would like to explain to you what you are paying for. We are a local company providing world-wide travelers with internationally qualified services. We provide you with the lowest prices possible for fully inclusive trips that have no hidden fees. As one of the leading trekking companies in Nepal, we guarantee your safety, satisfaction, and long-lasting memories of your experience. You can check our feedback on two of the world's most trusted travel advice websites - Trip Advisor and Lonely Planet's Thorntree.

Cost Includes:

-    All Meals [Breakfast /Lunch/Dinner]
-    Accommodation [Twin Sharing] Single Room Supplement Extra US $: 40 per room per night
-    All transportation within the country including airport transfers
-    Royalty & Govt. Taxes
-    Entrance fees for Museums and Monuments only
-    Visa Fee
-    Airport tax
-    Tourism Development fund
-    Guide
-    Sightseeing

Cost Excludes:

-    International Airfare and airport taxes (Subject to change without any prior notice). Quoted Separately.
-    Expenses of personal nature such as bar bills, alcoholic beverages, laundry, telephone calls, extra mileage, personal gratuities as tips to guide, porters, drivers etc
-    Personal insurance policy - suggested a comprehensive travel insurance covering tour and flight cancellations, loss of valuables, thefts, illness, accidents and hospitalization
-    Excess baggage
-    Expenses incurred by re-routing, inclement weather, floods, famine, political disruptions, strikes, riots and other disturbances
-    Any items and services not mentioned on cost inclusions

While on Trek, the cost covers:

Nature Recreation and Ecotourism Division (NRED) nu.1000
-      3 meals a day,
-      Service of cook & Helper,
-      Guide, Sleeping Tent,
-      Mess Tent, Kitchen Tent & Toilet Tent,
-      Ponies to carry supplies,
-      Royalty.
-      We will provide you with sleeping mats but you have to bring your own sleeping bags.

Note:  Airfare is not included in the tour price.