© 2016 by NAMKHA JOURNEYS

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ITINERARY AT A GLANCE:

 

Day 1: Drukair flight to Paro

Arrival in Paro – Paro visit

 

Day 2: Visit of Taktsang (Paro) and drive to Thimphu

 

Day 3: On trek - Drukyel Dzong to Shana (5 hours) 

 

Day 4: On Trek - Shana to Soi Thangthanka (6/7 hours)

 

Day 5: On Trek - Soi Thangthanka to Jhomolhari base camp, Jangothang (4/5 hours)

 

Day 6: On trek - rest day at Jhomolhari base camp

 

Day 7: On trek - Jangothang to Lingshi via Nyele La  (5/6 hours)

Day 8: On trek - Lingshi to Chebisa (3/4 hours)

Day 9: On trek - Chebisa to Shakyapasang via the Gombu La (5 hours)

Day 10: On trek - Shakyapasang to Robluthang via the Jare La (7/8 hours)

Day 11: On trek - Robluthang to Limithang via the Sinche La (6/7 hours)

Day 12: On trek - Limithang to Laya (4 hours)

Day 13: On trek - Rest day in Laya

Day 14: On trek - Laya to Rodophu (7/8 hours)

Day 15: On trek - Rodophu to Narethang via the Tsemo La (7 hours) 

Day 16: On trek - Narethang to Tarina via the Karakachu La (7 hours)

Day 17: On trek - Tarina to Wochoe (3/4 hours)

Day 18: On trek - Wochoe to Ledi via the Keche La (5 hours)

Day 19: On trek - Ledi to Thanza (3/4 hours)

Day 20: On trek - Rest day in Thanza

Day 21: On trek - Thanza to Djundje (4 hours)

Day 22: On trek - Djundje to Tsho Chena via the Jaze La (5 hours)

Day 23: On trek - Tsho Chena to Jichu Dramo via the Loju La (6 hours)

Day 24: On trek - Jichu Dramo to Tsho Tsho Tshang via the Rinchen Zoe La (7 hours)

Day 25: On trek - Tsho Tsho Tshang to Tampoe Tsho (6 hours)

Day 26: On trek - Tampoe Tsho to Maurothang via Tempe La (5 hours)

Day 27: On trek - Maurothang to Nikka Chhu (5 hours)

Day 28: Drive to Phobjikha and visit

Day 29: Drive to Punakha and visit

Day 30: Drive to Thimphu and visit

Day 31: early morning drive to Paro - exit

DESCRIPTION:

With a successful completion rate of 50%, the snowman trek is one of the most satisfactory yet toughest in the world. The reason for this rate of success is due to a combination of distance, altitude, remoteness and weather. It often happens that the passes of the remote Lunana region are covered in snow, forcing the expedition to a halt. To avoid such hindrances the timing of the trek has to be planned perfectly in advance. Going on this trek will nonetheless make you one of the few in the world to have visited such a remote part of the Himalayas, with inexpressible rewards! The trek stretches over a period of 25 days starting in Paro and ending at Nikka chhu in the Wangdue Phodrang district, crossing a total of eleven high altitude passes, the highest being the Rinchen Zoela (5,320 m). The only season for this trek is September to October.

 

Before and after the trek, Namkha has arranged a brief tour of the western cultural centers of Paro, Thimphu, Punakha and Phobjikha so that you may marvel at the beauty of Bhutanese architecture, religion and cultural traditions.

~$7500

31 Days/30 Nights Trekking Tour (25 days on trek)

SNOWMAN TREK

31
days
PRICE INCLUDES:

Twin sharing accommodation in government approved A-class hotels

All meals

Royalty Fee

All transport within Bhutan

All Trekking equipment

Airport transfers

Entrance fees

All permits

BEST TIME TO VISIT:

The best seasons to visit Bhutan are Spring and Autumn. During the months of March till May, the Kingdom enjoys beautiful days and moderately cold nights. Flowers are in full bloom and it is also a perfect time to go trekking. The months of September till the end of November are equally sunbathed. The autumn light is particularly clear compared to the Spring and provides a photographer’s paradise! Autumn and Spring are also the festival seasons where you can coincide your trip with one of them. See our festival page here for dates.

PRICE EXCLUDES:

All international airfare

Any expenses of personal nature

Personal Medical Insurance

Travel insurance

Visa Fee (30$)

Airport Taxes (if applicable)

Tips to local staff

GRADE:
STRENUOUS
MAXIMUM ALTITUDE ON TREK: 5320 mts/17454 ft
NUMBER OF PASSES ON TREK: 11

Nyele La (4890 mts/16043 ft)

Gombu La (4440 mts/14566 ft)

Jare La (4785 mts/15698 ft)

Sinche La (5000 mts/16404 ft)

Tsemo La (4905 mts/16092 ft)

Karakachu La (5020 mts/16469 ft)

Keche La (4666 mts/15308 ft)

Jaze La (5150 mts/16896 ft)

Loju La (5145 mts/16879 ft)

Rinchen Zoe La (5320 mts/17454 ft)

Tempe La (4665 mts/15305 ft)