Snowman Trek

This spectacular trek is the most challenging in Bhutan and one of the most difficult high altitude treks across the Himalayas. It is only carried out by a small number of trekkers each season. During the course of this 25day trek you will cross through 11 high passes over 4,500 that mark the border between Bhutan and Tibet. You will also visit the mountain Kingdom of Lunana, one of the most remote inhabited valleys in the world. The route leads you through quaint villages and Budhdhist monasteries with an unforgettable backdrop of 6000m and 7000m peaks including Chomolhari, the astounding Jitsu Drake and the World’s highest unclimbed peak, Gangkar Puensum.

  • Duration: 29 days
  • Trek Level: Moderate - Strenuos
  • Best Season: October
  • Max Altitude: 4840m
  • Accomodation: Camping

Day 1: Arrive in Paro

Day 2: Paro hike to Taktsang (Tigers nest)

Day 3: Trek begins: Paro – Shana (2820m).

Day 4: Shana – Thangthangkha (3610m) 7-8hrs

Day 5: Thangthangkha – Jangothang (4115m) 5-6hrs

Day6: Halt at Jangothang with plenty of day hike options

Day 7: Jangothang – Lingshi (4010m) 6-7hrs

Day 8: Lingshi – Chebisa (3780m) 4-5hrs

Day 9: Chebisa – Shomuthang (3890m) 6-7hrs

Day 10: Shomuthang – Robluthang (4100m) 7-8hrs

Day 11: Robluthang – Lemithang (4040m) 6-7hrs

Day 12: Lemithang- Laya (3880m) 4-5hrs

Day 13: Halt at Laya. Day of rest and local exploring

Day 14: Laya – Roduphu (4150m) 4-5hrs

Day 15: Roduphu- Narithang (4150m) 4-5hrs

Day 16: Narithang – Tarina (3900m) 4-5hrs

Day 17: Tarina – Woche (3830m) 4-5hrs

Day 18: Woche – Lhedi (3640m) 5-6hrs

Day 19: Lhedi- Thanze ( 4060m) 5-6hrs

Day 20: Halt at Thanze to explore the village

Day 21: Thanze – Tsochena(4840m) 8-9hrs

Day 22: Tsochena – Jichu Dramo(4840m) 4-5hrs

Day 23: Jichu Dramo – Chukarpo (4450m) 7-8hrs

Day 24: Chukarpo- Temptso (4190m) 7-8hrs

Day 25: Tempsto – Maorothang ( 4190m) 7-8hrs

Day 26: Maorothang – Nikachu (2670m) 7-8hrs. Trek ends

Day 27: Nikachu- Wangdue-Thimpu

Day 28: Thimpu – Paro

Day 29: Paro departure


  • Basic English speaking guide. Government certified and trained.
  • Transport to and from Paro
  • All meals on the trek, including boiled water
  • High altitude Swiss army sleeping bags (-20) with extra Thinsulate ®  fleeced liners
  • Tents and sleeping mats
  • Cook and porters
  • Yaks/ponies for carrying tents and cooking equipment
  • All trekking permits, national park fees and camera fees
  • Extra food for breakfast inlcu filtered coffee,  brown bread, cheese
  • Our guide will carry a comprehensive medical kit including high altitude sickness tablets



  • Flights
  • Medical examination (if required) and vaccination costs
  • Visa costs
  • Personal expenditure i.e. soft drinks/beer on trek, extra snacks for the trek etc
  • Meals in Darjeeling before or after the trek
  • Trekking clothes and equipment (can be hired on request)
  •  Travel insurance



The price trip is quoted in US$ and can be paid either by cash (we accept INR, EUR, USD, AUS) at the current public rate against the US$. We also accept credit and debit card payment. We use mobile POS system with the availability of payments to be made wherever there is GSM (i.e. mobile phone) service within India. Please note that all cards are subject to bank charges of between 2.5% to 3.5%. We honor Master card, visa and maestro cards only. A DEPOSIT of 15% of the overall cost will need to be paid to secure your place.



Cancellation by client; In case of cancellation the initial booking amount is a non refundable deposit. There will be $50 USD payable if you transfer your trekking dates to another fixed departure date that we offer provided we have availability on it.

There will be no refund of any kind if I leave the trek – voluntarily or involuntarily- after the trip has started.


Cancellation by company; I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to cancel the trip without any prior notice  for any reasons deemed appropriate by them. If this is to happen I will receive a full refund of the money I have paid


Trip alteration or termination. I accept that Adventures Unlimited has the right to alter or terminate the trip for reasons beyond their control. This may include reasons for my personal safety. In this event I will not hold Adventures Unlimited liable in any way to refund my money.



The traveller is required to buy his/her own travel insurance prior to the trip.


Customize your trip
We understand that every traveler has different wants and requirements therefore this itinerary should serve as a guideline. If you would like to tailor it according to your/your groups specific needs then feel free to contact us on the link below and we will work together to come up with a great customised itinerary.