Snowman Trek II

Trip Facts

Snowman Trek II
Length : 25 Days - 24 Nights
Start : Paro
Finish : Paro
Trip Style : Trekking Tour
Discounts : Applicable on this trip
Group Size : Maximum 12, Avg 5
Group Leader : Certified Tour Leader from The DBT.
Transport : New Model Toyota Hiace /Coaster bus/Land Cruiser not more than 3 years old.
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Can it be Tailored? : Yes

Trip Overview

The Snowman Trek is a month long trek extension of Laya Gasa Trek. It starts from he Laya region of Bhutan and extends further higher in Bhutanese Himalayan range. This trek is challenging even for the toughest of the trekkers. Only the tough and enduring trekkers take on the mission to move further into the Lunana region. They descend either on Gangkar-Puensum and then to Bumthang or to Sephu (Trongsa district), that is entirely your choice. The Snowman trek goes through various remote areas situated at high altitudes. Most of the camps that trekkers camp is above 5,000m that might get shifted if there is a change in season or temperature. Summer is ideal for trekking on the Snowman Trek. This is not the same as all other trekking range in the country. There is proper medical and timely help available for people who are unable to finish this trek like many previous aspirants. However, the people who are able to complete this trek despite the natural hindrances and blockages have a life long memory that they cherish.

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.

Time duration of the trek: 25 Days,
Maximum elevation on the Trek: 5320m
Highest point at which trekkers camp: 5,120m
Standard of Trek: Hard
Best time to do the trekking: Mid June to Mid October
Starting point: Gunitsawa Village, Paro Valley
Finishing point: Duer village, Bumthang

Outline Iteinerary

DAY 1:

  • You start from Gunitsawa to Sharna
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 40 min.
  • Descent: 80m
  • Ascent: 0m
  • Camp Altitude: 2,850m
  • Key Point: Mainly getting the permits and equipment

DAY 2:

  • You start from Sharna goes to Thangthangkha
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 7-8 hours
  • Descent: 10m
  • Ascent: 770m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,610m
  • Key Point: First view of Mt. Jomolhari

DAY 3:

  • You start from Thangthangkha goes to Jangothang
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 5-6 hours
  • Descent: 0m
  • Ascent: 480m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,080m
  • Key Point: Paro Chhu valley and beautiful landscape and view all along.

DAY 4:

  • We take a halt at Jangothang.

DAY 5:

  • You start from Jangothang and goes to Lingshi
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 870m
  • Ascent: 840m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,010m
  • Key Point: Nyilila pass.

DAY 6:

  • You start from Lingshi and goes to Chebisa
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 5-6 hours
  • Descent: 410m
  • Ascent: 280m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,880m
  • Key Point: Lingshi Dzong and Goyul.

DAY 7:

  • You start from Chebisa and goes to Shomuthang
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 540m
  • Ascent: 890m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,220m
  • Key Point: Gobu la pass and Blue Sheep

DAY 8:

  • You start from Shomuthang and goes to Robluthang
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 760m
  • Ascent: 700m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,160m
  • Key Point: First view of Sinche La, Gangchhenta, Takin Sanctuary

DAY 9:

  • You start from Robluthang and goes to Limithang
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 870m
  • Ascent: 850m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,140m
  • Key Point: Sinche La Pass

DAY 10:

  • You start from Limithang and goes to Laya
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 4-5 hours
  • Descent: 340m
  • Ascent: 60m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,840m
  • Key Point: Mt Gangchhenta and Mt. Masagang

DAY 11:

  • Rest day at Laya

DAY 12:

  • You start from Laya and goes to Rhoduphu
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-8 hours
  • Descent: 750m
  • Ascent: 1,030m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,160m
  • Key Point: Lunch at riverside

DAY 13:

  • You start from Rhoduphu and goes to Narethang
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 5-6 hours
  • Descent: 0m
  • Ascent: 740m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,900m
  • Key Point: The entire’s day trek goes with beautiful mountain ranges by your side

DAY 14:

  • You start from Narethang and goes to Tarina
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 5-6 hours
  • Descent: 1200m
  • Ascent: 270m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,970m
  • Key Point: Gangla Karchungla Pass, Punakha Dzong

DAY 15:

  • You start from Tarina and goes to Woche
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 330m
  • Ascent: 270m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,910m
  • Key Point: Waterfalls at Pho Chhu

DAY 16:

  • You start from Woche and goes to Lhedi
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 1,190m
  • Ascent: 980m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,700m
  • Key Point: Keche La Pass, Table Mountain

DAY 17:

  • You start from Lhedi and goes to Thanza
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 7-8 hours
  • Descent: 0m
  • Ascent: 450m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,150m
  • Key Point: Chozo Dzong and 3000m high table mountain

DAY 18:

  • Rest Day at Thanza

DAY 19:

  • You start from Thnza and goes to Tshorim
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 8-9 hours
  • Descent: 0m
  • Ascent: 970m
  • Camp Altitude: 5,120m
  • Key Point:Thanza valley and snow capped mountain all along towards the left.

DAY 20:

  • You start from Tshorim and goes to Gangkhar
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 260m
  • Ascent: 110m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,970m
  • Key Point: Gophu Pass, Sha Chu and Pyramid peak.

DAY 21:

  • You start from Gangkhar Puensum and goes to Geshe Woma
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 6-7 hours
  • Descent: 770m
  • Ascent: 0m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,200m
  • Key Point: Valley and an amazing view of the mountains.

DAY 22:

  • You start from Geshe Woma and goes to Warathang
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 8-9 hours
  • Descent: 800m
  • Ascent: 600m
  • Camp Altitude: 4,000m
  • Key Point: Saka LA Pass and lake side lunch.

DAY 23:

  • You start from Warathang and goes to Duer Tshachu
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 4-5 hours
  • Descent: 1,110m
  • Ascent: 700m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,590m
  • Key Point: Juli La pass, conifer forest, holy springs.

DAY 24:

  • You start from Duer Tshachu and goes to Tshochenchen
  • Duration of Today’s trek: 8-9 hours
  • Descent: 150m
  • Ascent: 410m
  • Camp Altitude: 3,850m
  • Key Point: Steep climb and yak herder huts, hot springs

DAY 25:

  • This is the last day of the trek. On Yaks, you can reach Duer village from Tshochenchen. From there you drive to Jakar.
  • At the starting of the trek you can discuss the number of days and the trek route and journey with us to get to know the terrain better.

Date and Departure Information

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Price Details

The Tourism Council of Bhutan (TCB), Tourism Business regulating agency of the Royal Government of Bhutan, fixes the Tourist Tariff rate. This rate is valid for all the inclusive tour packages. The tariffs for tourists visiting in a group of 3 persons or more are as follows:

Peak Season Rate: (March, April, May, September, October and November) Cultural Tour /Trekking – US$ 250/per person per night halt.

Low Season Rate:(January, February, June, July, August and December) Cultural Tour /Trekking- US$ 200/per person per night halt.

Price Inclusions

  • Bhutan Royalty ($65 per person per day).
  • Visa Fees ($40 per person).
  • All necessary permit fees.
  • All transfers and sightseeing with entrance fees.
  • All meals including evening tea.
  • All accommodation in our partner hotels, which are some of the best in the country on twin sharing basis.
  • All trekking equipments and logistics including cooks, camp personnel, horsemen and ponies.
  • English-speaking tour leader, guide and driver.
  • Trekking Insurance (Our value-added service).
  • Cultural Performance (our value-added service).

Price Exclusion

  • Airfare for flights into and out of Bhutan.
  • All personal expenses like laundry, telephone, tips, shopping expenses.
  • Meals and Beverages other than the ones mentioned above (see inclusions).
  • Spa Charges.
  • Travel and Medical insurance.

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Snowman Trek II
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