Bhutan Snowman Trek
This is our most challenging trek in Bhutan and one of the finest in our Himalayan program. It is undertaken by only a handful of trekkers each season and accesses Lunana – the most remote region of Bhutan. The trek crosses eleven high passes over 4,500m that define the borders of Bhutan and Tibet. Savouring views of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake, we follow trails through yak herders encampments and isolated farming settlements as we prepare for our trek to Lunana. Amid a constant backdrop of 7000m peaks we discover a region of tiny Buddhist monasteries and secluded villages that are isolated from the rest of Bhutan for many months of the year.
|DAY 1||Join Paro|
|DAY 2||Visit Paro Dzong & Taktsang Monastery|
|DAYS 3/5||Transfer Drugkyel Dzong, commence trek through conifer and rhododendron forest to yak herders camp beneath Chomolhari|
|DAYS 6/12||Cross passes camping each night at yak herders settlements en-route to the village of Laya|
|DAYS 13/19||Continue over 5000m passes beneath huge 7000m peaks to the Lunana region|
|DAYS 20/25||Descend through conifer forest to the Sephu district|
|DAY 26||Transfer to Thimphu, sightseeing, & continue to Paro|
|DAY 27||In Paro, trip concludes|
We had an absolutely fantastic time. The countryside in Bhutan is so pristine and we really enjoyed the remoteness. It certainly was physically challenging and it was a credit to the two leaders that all 10 clients completed it safely.