Trekking in Bhutan - The Snowman Trek

Small Group Holiday



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In a land where the Buddhist tradition ensures a respect and reverence for nature, you will find soaring Himalayan peaks rising above deep ravines cloaked in untouched forest. The Snowman Trek is arguably Bhutan's finest (and most challenging) trek, taking you over ten high passes and into valleys few Westerners have seen. Enjoy splendid mountain views and the serenity of alpine lakes, hike through yak herders encampments and isolated farming settlements and discover small Buddhist monasteries and secluded villages, where life has not changed much over the past centuries.

Activity / Theme




Comfort Level

Physical Rating

Basic / Moderate



On foot, vehicle to / from trailhead


Good hotels in Paro and Thimphu, camping on trek

Months of Operation

October, November

Adventure Coordinators Insider Tip:

Do this trek in October or November, when skies are clear and the mountain peaks are clearly visible.


DAY 1 Join Paro
DAY 2 Paro Valley, Takstang Monastery
DAY 3 Start trek to Shiring Karup (3100m, 6 kms, 4 hrs)
DAY 4 Hike to Soi Thangthangkha (3620m, 12 kms, 5 hrs)
DAY 5 Walk to Jangothang (4100m, 14 kms, 4-5 hrs)
DAY 6 Acclimatisation day
DAY 7 Cross Nyile La (4890m, 15 kms, 7 hrs)
DAY 8 Trek to Chebisa village (3880m, 11 kms, 4-5 hrs)
DAY 9 Cross Gombu La (4440m, 12 kms, 7-8 hrs)
DAY 10 Hike over Jare La (4760m, (9 kms, 6-7 hrs)
DAY 11 Over Sinche La (5005m, 14 kms, 7-8 hrs)
DAY 12 Walk to Laya (3800m, 11 kms, 4 hrs)
DAY 13 Rest Day
DAY 14 Hike Rodophu (4215m, 18 kms, 7-8 hrs)
DAY 15 Hike over Tsemo La (4905m, 11 kms, 6-7 hrs)
DAY 16 Over Karakachu La (5165m, 16 kms, 8-9 hrs)
DAY 17 To Green Lake (4450m, 14 kms, 7 hrs)
DAY 18 Cross Keche La (4670m, 20 kms, 8-9 hrs)
DAY 19 Rest Day
DAY 20 Hike Tshochena (4940m, 14 kms, 9 hrs)
DAY 21 Trek to Jichu Dramo (5020 m, 10 kms, 5-6 hrs)
DAY 22 Over Rinchen Zoe La (5326m, 15 kms, 8-9 hrs)
DAY 23 To Tampoe Tsho (4330m, 15kms, 6-7 hrs)
DAY 24 Hike over Tempe La (4665m, 12 kms, 7-8 hrs)
DAY 25 End hike (15 kms, 4-5 hrs), to Punakha (2 hrs)
DAY 26 Drive Paro (6 hrs)
DAY 27 End Paro


26 breakfasts, 26 lunches and 26 dinners
Airport transfers
Trek leader
Bilingual guide
Medical kit
Portable High Altitude Chamber
Satellite phone
Accommodation in Paro and Thimphu
Souvenir kit bag
Group camping equipment
Park entrance fees and trekking permits
Animals to carry personal equipment
Sightseeing and site entry fees
Use of a trek pack which includes a quality sleeping bag, down or fibre fill jacket and insulated mat (valued at over US$500)
Bhutan Government visa and sustainability fees

Sample tour.  Itinerary, accommodation, transportation, inclusions and prices are correct at the time of publication but may change without prior notice.  Please inquire.

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