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Snowman Trek in Bhutan

27 Nights 28 Days Snowman Trek Tour Itinenary:

  • Day 1: Arrive Paro
  • Day 2: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery
  • Day 3: Snowman Trek in Bhutan starts
  • Day 4: Gunitsawa Village – Sharna Zampa
  • Day 5: Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha
  • Day 6: Thangthangkha – Jangothang
  • Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi
  • Day 8: Lingshi – Chebisa

The Snowman Trek is an extension of the magnificent Laya Gasa Trek, leading from Laya to the Bhutanese Himalayan high altitudes. The Snowman trek in  Bhutan leads to very high altitudes through the most remote areas. Trekkers have to camp more than once at altitudes above 5,000 m, and the camps are sometimes on snow, depending on the seasonal temperatures.

Snowman Trek’s best time is summer – unlike many other Bhutan high-altitude treks.

Snowman Trek Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive Paro

Upon arrival at the Paro International Airport, you will be received by our Guide and Driver. Later part of afternoon visit Drukgyal Dzong and Kyichu Lhakhang.

Day 2: Hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery

Morning hike to tiger’s nest monastery and afternoon visit Rinpung and Ta Dzong. Be ready for tomorrow for your snowman trek.

Day 3: Gunitsawa Village – Sharna Zampa

Distance 40 mins
Time 40 mins
Ascent descent 80 m
Camp Altitude 2,850 m

Day 4: Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha

Distance 22 km
Time 7-8 hours
Ascent Ascent 770 m, descent 10 m
Camp Altitude 3,610 m

Day 5: Thangthangkha – Jangothang

Distance 19 km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent Ascent 480 m
Camp Altitude 4,080 m

Day 6: Jangothang – Lingshi

Distance 18 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 840 m, descent 870 m
Camp Altitude 4,010 m

Day 7: Lingshi – Chebisa

Distance 10 km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent Ascent 280 m, descent 410 m
Camp Altitude 3,880 m

Day 8: Chebisa – Shomuthang

Distance 17 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 890 m, descent 540 m
Camp Altitude 4,220 m

Day 9: Shomuthang – Robluthang

Distance 18 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 700 m, descent 760 m
Camp Altitude 4,160 m

Day 10: Robluthang – Limithang

Distance 19 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 850 m, descent 870 m
Camp Altitude 4,140 m

Day 11: Limithang – Laya

Distance 10 km
Time 4-5 hours
Ascent Ascent 60 m, descent 340 m
Camp Altitude 3,840 m

Day 11: Rest Day at Laya

Day 12: Laya – Rhoduphu

Distance 19 km
Time 6-8 hours
Ascent Ascent 1,030 m, descent 750 m
Camp Altitude 4,160 m

Day 13: Rhodophu – Narethang

Distance 17 km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent Ascent 740 m
Camp Altitude 4,900 m

Day 14: Narethang – Tarina

Distance 18 km
Time 5-6 hours
Ascent Ascent 270 m, descent 1,200 m
Camp Altitude 3,970 m

Day 15: Tarina – Woche

Distance 17 km
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 270 m, descent 330 m
Camp Altitude 3,910 m

Day 16: Woche – Lhedi

Distance 17
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent Ascent 980 m, descent 1,190 m
Camp Altitude 3,700 m

Day 17: Lhedi – Thanza

Distance 17 km
Time 7-8 hours
Ascent Ascent 450 m
Camp Altitude 4,150 m

Day 18: Rest Day at Thanza

Day 19: Thanza – Tshorim

Distance 8-9 hours
Time 8-9 hours
Ascent ……….. m
Camp Altitude 5,120 m

Day 20: Tshorim – Gangkhar Puensum Base Camp

Distance 6-7 hours
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent ……….. m
Camp Altitude 4,970 m

Day 21: Gangkhar Puensum Base Camp – Geshe Woma

Distance 6-7 hours
Time 6-7 hours
Ascent ……….. m
Camp Altitude 4,200 m

Day 22: Geshe Woma – Warathang

Distance 8-9 hours
Time 8-9 hours
Ascent ……….. m
Camp Altitude 4,000 m

Day 23: Warathang – Tshochenchen

Distance 17 hours
Time 11-12 hours
Ascent ……….. m
Camp Altitude 3,850 m

Day 24: Tshochenchen – Duer Village

This is the last day of the trek and your porters change from yaks to horses. The path follows the Chamkhar Chhu, descending gradually with a few climbs in between. The trek ends here when you arrive at Duer village.

Day 25: Bumthang – Punakha

Day 26: Punakha – Thimphu

Morning visit Khamsum Yulley Temple, Punakha Suspension bridge and drive towards Thimphu via Chimi Lhakhang and Dochula Pass.

Day 27: Thimphu Sightseeing

Morning visit Buddha point, Memorial Chorten, Nunnery Temple and Simply Bhutan. Later after visit postal museum, textile museum and Tashichho dzong.

Day 28: Depart from Paro

Q. How much does it cost for snowman trek?
A. Snowman trek cost during the peak Season months: March, April, May, Sep, Oct & Nov for 2 Pax it cost: USD 8740 per person and 3 Pax and Above: USD 7900 per person.


Q. Whats the actual trek duration for Snowman Trek?
A. The actual trek during is 24 Days 23 Nights with three days rest during trekking.

Q. Can i do emergency exit during Snowman trek?
A. Before you plan for snowman trek, make sure you are covered with travel insurance. In Bhutan airlift is possible with the cost starting from US $5500.

Q. Whats the starting and end point of Snowman Trek?
A. Snowman trek starts from Paro and ends at Punakha and another point is from Paro and ends near Bumthang.
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Snowman Trek Details

Duration: 28 days.

Max. Elevation: 5,320 m.

Highest Camp: 5,120 m .

Standard: Hard.

Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October.

Start: Gunitsawa Village, Paro Valley.

Finish: Duer Village, Bumthang.

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