TREKKING ADVENTURES IN BHUTAN
ULTIMATE TREKKING CHALLENGE IN BHUTAN
THE SNOWMAN TREK
The Snowman trek is the ultimate challange for those who seek real adventure. It requires a high level of fitness and stamina and good acclimatization to the altitude. The area is the least- trekked region in the whole of the Himalaya. Fewer than 100 people have followed this route since the opening of the country to tourism in 1974. For those who are well prepared, this trek is immensely rewarding in terms of the physical challenge and the charming scenes.
The Snowman trek first follows the route of the Linghshi-Laya trek. It continues beyond Laya under the shadow of the icy summits of the eastern Himalayas, skirting the edges of turquoise blue lakes and arriving at the remote village of Lunana in the country’s far north. Here the peaks of the range of mountains are all between 6000mts and 7400mts high and they mark the border with Tibet.
As you trek to such a far-flung corner of the country, you will come across villages and nomad encampments where time stands still. Enjoy the hospitality of the nomads and sip yak-butter tea in their black, yak-hair tents.
Crossing more than eight passes and reaching an altitude of about 18,480 ft. this will be the most rewarding and challenging trek you will ever undertake. Today, Mt. Gangkar Punsum is the world's highest unclimbed peak and it will remain so because of the religious belief that the mountains are the home of the Gods and Goddesses and as such must remain sacred and undisturbed.
Season: The Snowman trek is frequently closed because of snow. The recommended season for this trek is mid June to mid October. Since summer is the rainy season, you should prepare suitable clothing.
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Day 02: Paro Sightseeing.
Day 03: Paro – Shana.
Day 04: Shana – Soi-Thangthangkha.
Day 05: Soi-Thangthangkha – Jangothang.
Day 06: Explore.
Day 07: Jangothang – Lingshi.
Day 08: Lingshi – Chebisa.
Day 09: Chebisa – Shomuthang.
Day 10: Shomuthang – Robluthang.
Day 11: Robluthang –Limaythang.
Day 12: Limethang-Laya.
Day 13: Laya Halt.
Day 14: Laya – Roduphu.
Day 15: Roduphu - Narithang.
Day 16: Narithang - Tarina.
Day 17:Tarina - Woche.
Day 18: Woche - Lhedi.
Day 19: Lhedi – Tanza.
Day 20: Tanza - Halt.
Day 21: Tanza - Tshochena.
Day 22: Tshochena - Jichu Dramo.
Day 23: Jichu Dramo -Chukarpo.
Day 24: Churkarpo - Umtso.
Day 25: Umtso - Marothang.
Day 26: Marothang - Nicachu Chuzam. End of the trek.
Day 27: -Rest and Sightseeing in Punakha.
Day 28: Punakha-Thimphu.
Day 29: Thimphu Valley sightseeing.
Day 30: Early morning Departure for Paro.
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