About Trip

This spectacular 30-day adventure in Bhutan begins with the 25-day Snowman trek into one of the country’s most remote valleys. This is probably one of the hardest high altitude treks, but an incredible experience for anyone who takes the challenge. Bhutan’s pristine landscape, wonderful people and fascinating Buddhist culture provide the ingredients for a memorable journey into one of the world’s most remote kingdoms.

dscn6358Travelling into the Lunana district the Snowman trek is so named for the six mountains over 7000 metres (23,100 ft. ) which the trek passes beneath. Crossing nine passes over 4500m (15,850 ft. ) makes this not only one of the highest altitute treks, but also one of the most challenging. Starting in Drukgyel Dzong after a short drive from Paro, we will set out heading directly towards Jhomolhari at 7314m (24,135 ft. ) the third highest peak in Bhutan.

dscn6662Following the Paro Chhu river valley up into the mountains will be a prelude to the magnificent high altitude trekking which follows. Passing Buddhist monasteries and small villages we will witness a land unchanged for hundreds of years. By placing a strong emphasis on preserving its natural and cultural history, Bhutan has an aura of authenticity which engages your heart and mind while trekking. Glide past blue pine, juniper and rhododendron forests, and look for the famous Himalayan blue sheep, bearded vultures and Himalayan griffons flying overhead.

After a strenuous but tremendously rewarding 25 days of trekking we will turn our attention to learning more about Bhutan’s cultural heritage and Buddhist traditions as we return by road across the middle of Bhutan, known as the Inner Himalaya, visiting Punakha, and Thimphu, before returning to Paro for our final night.

Trip Highlights

  • Snowman Trek

Day to Day Itinerary

Detail Itinerary Outline Itinerary

Day 01Arrive Paro Bhutan by Druk Air

Arrive Paro by Druk Air Airbus 319 jet, the national carrier. The flight offers you beautiful views of mountains on your approach. On arrival and after visa formalities you will be received by our representatives and transferred to your very comfortable hotel. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to explore Paro town a little and visit Paro Dzong. A Dzong is part fortress, part castle, part monastery and part administration building. Paro Dzong is one of Bhutan’s most impressive and well-known dzongs, and the finest example of Bhutanese architecture we’ll see. The inward-sloping walls form a massive structure that towers over the town and is visible as a great white monolith from vantage points throughout the valley. Paro is at 2280 metres (7500 ft).

Cost Includes:

  • -Airfare into Bhutan including tax.
  • -Bhutan Tourist Tariff Royalty & Visa fees.
  • -All private excursions and transfers in superior air-conditioned vehicle.
  • -Local English speaking trekking guide/tour leader.
  • -Cook and camp hand who will take care of camp chores and provide wholesome meals.
  • -Services of horsemen who will look after the yaks & ponies that transport luggage and camp gear.
  • -Experienced driver.
  • -Accommodation in carefully selected, highest standard goverment approved hotels & guesthouses.
  • -All meals in Bhutan.
  • -All entrance fees and permits.

Cost Excludes:

  • -All personal expenses such as bars, beverages, laundry, telephone and tips.
  • -Medical / Travel Insurance.
  • -Rescue charges.
  • -Tips, donations and chocolates.

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