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Robert and I had an amazing experience in Bhutan and we had the best trekking holiday walking the Snowman Trek
Robert and Cindy Sim (Australia) | Lunana Snowman, Bhutan

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  • Yaks having a bath in Lunana
  • Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
  • Walking in forest near Shana
  • Near Jangothang
  • Mount Chomolhari
  • Farmhouse near Jitchu Drake
  • Mount Jitchu Drake 6,789m
  • Herd of blue sheep near Chomolhari Base Camp
  • On top Ngele La
  • Goyok village
  • Ponies approaching Gombu La
  • Autumnal colours below Gombu La
  • Children near Robluthang
  • Robluthang camp
  • Laya women
  • Archery near Laya village
  • Festival in Laya village
  • Festival in Laya village
  • View from Karchung La
  • View from Tarina camp
  • Yak on trail
  • View from Kesha La
  • Chozo Dzong
  • Lunana
  • Lunap family in Thanza
  • "Caterpillar fungus" (Cordyceps sinensis)
  • Camp near Thanza in Lunana
  • Thanza village
  • Yakherder near Thanza
  • Views on approach to Gophu La
  • Prayer flags on Gophu La
  • Near Minchugang
  • Lake near Saga La
  • Loading yaks at Worithang camp
  • View from Saga La
  • Approaching Gorsum camp
  • Yak herders’ camp near Chomolhari BC
  • Walking below Lingshi dzong
  • Djule Lake

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Trip Details

  • Destination: Bhutan
  • Holiday Type: Walking & Trekking
  • Duration: 35 days from Paro
  • Leadership: Western-Led
  • Minimum Group Size: 6 people
  • Cost: 2018 - US$8,795 from Paro
    What does this include?
What does this include

Price includes:

  • All transfers including airport collections at Paro
  • Twin share room at all hotels in Bhutan
  • All meals included while in Bhutan
  • Twin share tents while on trek
  • All trekking arrangements including permits and fees, tents, Western & Bhutanese guide, pack animals and cook
  • Bespoke weather forecasts from EverestWeather.com throughout the duration of this trek
  • Two Thuraya satellites phone to ensure our guides have reliable communications with us for logistics, planning and group safety
  • SPOT gps tracker with daily check ins published on SPOT Adventures map website
  • Full financial protection for all monies paid to us through our membership of Association of Bonded Travel Operators Trust (our ABTOT membership number is 5365) and having an Air Travel Organiser’s Licence (our ATOL number is 10921)
  • Pre departure support and advice from The Mountain Company by email, phone and face to face meetings in London. After booking with us we will send you our comprehensive "Bhutan Pre Trip Information" notes 

Price excludes:

  • International flight to/from Paro
  • Travel & trekking insurance
  • Personal clothing & equipment
  • Tips
  • Other items not listed in "What is included"
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Trip Grade Strenuous

Trip Grade Strenuous

Suitability: a good choice for regular long distance hill walkers, very high level of fitness required. These trips may involve mountaineering and glacial travel.

1) Walking times: average 7 to 8 hours walking per day (with several longer days up to 12 hours) for up to 28 days with some rest days included.

2) Altitude: up to 5,500m.

3) Terrain: for some of the time following well-travelled trails although also likely to encounter rough and rocky conditions possibly with exposed sections. May involve steep ascent and descent over mountain passes that could be snow covered.

4) Remoteness: usually in more remote areas and likely to be a long distance from nearest road and facilities available in a city.

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Trip Itinerary

  • Day 1Fly to Paro (2,280m), afternoon sightseeing 
  • Day 2 Morning walk to Taktsang monastery (3,120m), afternoon drive to Haa Valley (2,712m) via Chele La (3,780m) 
  • Day 3Day walk around Haa valley (2,712m) 
  • Day 4Drive to Chele La (3,780m) and walk along the ridge for acclimatisation then drive to Paro and onto Shana (2,790m) 
  • Day 5Trek to Soi Thangthanka (3,510m) 
  • Day 6 Trek to Chomolhari Base Camp (4,080m) 
  • Day 7Acclimatisation day at Chomolhari Base Camp (4,080m) 
  • Day 8Trek to Lingshi (4,150m) crossing Nyile La (4,890m)  
  • Day 9Trek to Chebisa (3,850m) 
  • Day 10Trek to Shomuthang (3,950m) crossing Gombu La (4,400m) 
  • Day 11Trek to Robulathang (4,410m) crossing Jhare La (4,780m)  
  • Day 12Trek to Limithang (4,160m) crossing the Shinge La (5,000m) 
  • Day 13Trek to Laya (3,700m) 
  • Day 14Rest day 
  • Day 15Trek to Rodophu (4,120m) 
  • Day 16Trek to Narethang (4,900m) crossing Tsema La (4,905m) 
  • Day 17Trek to Tarina (5,080m) crossing the Karchung la (5,240m) 
  • Day 18Trek to Woche (3,810m) 
  • Day 19Trek to Lhedi (3,700m) crossing Keshe La (4,435m) 
  • Day 20Trek to Thanza (3,970m) 
  • Day 21Rest day 
  • Day 22Trek to before Danje (4,540m) 
  • Day 23Trek to Tshorim lake camp (5,250m) 
  • Day 24Trek over Gophu la (5,240m) and to Geche Woma (4,450m) 
  • Day 25Trek to Mischugang (4,200m) at base of Phorang La 
  • Day 26Trek to Worithang (4,400m) crossing Phorang La (4,650m) and Saga La (4,820m) 
  • Day 27Trek to Dur Tsachu (3,200m) crossing Nephu La (4,560m) 
  • Day 28Trek to Tso Chenchen (3,850m) crossing Gongto La (4,327m) and Djule La (4,551m) 
  • Day 29Trek to Gorsum (2,680m) 
  • Day 30Contingency day or extra rest day 
  • Day 31Trek to Minchugang then drive to Bumthang 
  • Day 32Drive to Wangdiphodrang 
  • Day 33Drive to Thimphu 
  • Day 34Sightseeing in Thimphu 
  • Day 35Fly back home 
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