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Sunday, January 21, 2018

Snowman Trek (27 days itinerary with 19 days trek) 2017

Location : West to Central region
Level of trek : Hard
Highest point reached : 5230 m
Trek Style : In tents on trek
Trek begins : Tashithang in Punakha valley (West-central)
Trek ends : Dur village in Bumthang  (Central)
Tourist Profile : Healthy / fit; below 50 years; enjoys hiking/walking combined with sites and stories on history and culture

The Snowman’s trek alias “Wild Lunana” has been rated as one of the toughest treks in the world. It is mainly to the challenges offered by the harsh Himalayan weather.  The weather is very unpredictable just like a traditional saying ”the weather and King’s composure are very unpredictable as their temperament can change without notice”.

The route offers a great variety  of trekking conditions from picturesque farmland and forests to alpine pastureland and high passes.  Unmatched campsites beneath some of the unprecedented peaks such as Jumolhari, Jichu Drake and Gangkar Puensum feature on this trail.  Gangkar Puensum with an  altitude of 7541 m is the highest unclimbed peak on the planet..  Offers great opportunity to see rare animals  like Snow Leopard, Takins, musk deer, Sambar, mountain goats, Himalayan Black bear, blood pheasants among others.

Tour brief:

Day 1 : Arrive in Paro by Drukair.  
Day 2 : Transfer to Thimphu for acclimatization and drive to Punakha (3 hrs.).
Day 3 : Drive to Tashithang (2 hrs.) and trek to Damjee (5-6 hrs.)  
Day 4 : Trek Damjee to Gasa (6 hrs.).
Day 5 : Trek Gasa to Chamsa (7 hrs.).
Day 6 : Trek Chamsa to Laya (9 hrs.)
Day 7 : Rest day at Laya.
Day 8 : Trek Laya to Rhodophu (9 hours).
Day 9 : Trek Rhodophu to Tarina (11hrs.).
Day 10 : Trek Tarina to  Wochey (8hrs.).
Day 11 : Trek Wochey (8hrs.) to Thanza (8hrs.).
Day 12 : Rest day at Thanza.
Day 13 : Trek Thanza to Tsorim (9 hrs).
Day 14 : Trek Tsorim to Gangkar Puensum base camp (7hrs.).
Day 15 : Rest day at the Base camp.
Day 16 : Trek Base camp to Gechey Wogma (7 hrs).
Day 17 : Trek Gechey Wogma to Warathang (9hrs.).
Day 18 : Trek Warathang (9hrs.) to Dur Tsachu (5hrs.).
Day 19 : Trek Dur Tsachu to Tshochenchen (9hrs.)
Day 20 : Trek Tshochenchen to Dur/Bumthang (6hrs.).
Day 21 : Rest day in Bumthang
Day 22 :. Drive Bumthang to Wangdi (7 hrs.).
Day 23 :  Drive Wangdi to Paro (5 hrs.).
Day 24 :  Rest day in Paro.
Day 25 :  Drive to Paro International Airport for Departure.

Package Costs:


  • 3 stars accommodation (All-inclusive)           - US$  5400
  • 4 stars accommodation (All-inclusive)           - US$  6000
  • 5 star (Luxury) accommodation (All-inclusive)- US$14370


Additional US$30 surcharge per pax per night for smaller groups with one to two pax.

Covers 3 meals plus 2 refreshments per day, lodge in hotels on twin-sharing basis for 3 and 4 star hotels, a resourceful licensed guide, all entry fees, local transport in suv cars/coaches, flight reservation and all taxes.

Exclude: Air tickets, visa fee (US$40), expenses on medical emergencies and evacuations, liabilities due to cancellation of flights, roadblock, etc.; personal expenses, or any supplemental costs.