Bhutan Snowmans Trek

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Bhutan Snowmans Trek

30Days Bhutan Snowmans Trek is considered to be one of the most difficult treks in the eastern Himalayas. Bhutan Snowmans Trek is a strenuous 24 days trek. Bhutan Snow mans trek route comprises of eleven passes over 5000m & passes through Himalayan villages of yak herders and farmers who have adapted to these harsh conditions.The Bhutan snowmans trek takes the same route as Jhomolhari Base Camp Trek. Bhutan Snowmans Trek starts from Paro valley and ends at Nikachu near Trongsa in central Bhutan. The Bhutan snowmans trek passes through some of the most difficult places to reach in Bhutan Himalaya. This Trek is definitely not for the faint hearted.


  • Style of Trek: Camping
  • Trek Grade: Strenous.
  • Duration: 30 Days.
  • No. of Days on the Trek: 24 Days.
  • Highest Trekking Altitude: Rinchenzoe pass (5115 m).
  • Highest Sleeping Altitude: Jichu Dramo(4840m)
  • Starting Point: Paro
  • Ending Point: Nikachu Zam (near Trongsa)
  • Minimum No.of Participants: Two Persons.
  • Best Season: April-June and September – October.
  • Trek Availibility: Only Private Treks for a minimum Two Pax.
  • Climate: Days are normally warm. Nights can at times be (general) very cold and in winter even below the freezing point. Monsoon showers in summer (heaviest in July, August) and sometimes even in spring and autumn.
  • Customized private Treks can also be arranged for a minimum of two persons on request on a date of your choice.

Day 1: Arrive at Paro. Receive and drive to Hotel.
Day 2: Paro – Sight seeing. Overnight Hotel.
Day 3: Excursion to Taktshang Monastery. Overnight Hotel.
Day 4: Trek Starts.Paro – Shana(2820m). Camp.
Day 5: Shana-Thangthangka(3610m). Camp.
Day 6: Thangthangka-Jangothang (4240m). Camp.
Day 7: Rest Day at Jangothang .Side Trek to Jhomolhari glacier/Lakes. Camp.
Day 8: Jangothang via the Nyelela pass (4,700 m) to Lingshi(4000m). Camp.
Day 9: Lingshi – Chebisa(3780m). Camp.
Day 10: Chebisa – Shomuthang(3890m) via the Gokula pass (4,320 ). Camp.
Day 11: Shomuthang – Robluthang(4100m) through the Jarela pass at 4,640m. Camp.
Day 12: Robluthang – Lemithang(4040m) via the Shinchela pass at 4,870. Camp.
Day 13: Lemithang – Laya(3880m). Camp.
Day 14: Rest day at Laya.Camp.
Day 15: Laya – Rodophu(4100m). Camp.
Day 16: Rodophu – Narithang(4150m) via Tsomola Pass(4720m). Camp.
Day 17: Narithang – Tarina(3900m) through the Ganglakarchung La pass(5,100-m). Camp.

Day 18: Tarina – Woche(3830m). Camp.
Day 19: Woche – Lhedi(3640m) via Keche La pass (4,490-m). Camp.
Day 20: Lhedi – Thanza(4060m).Camp.
Day 21: Thanza (Halt).Camp.
Day 22: Thanza – Tshochena(4840m) through the Jazela pass (5,100m). Camp.
Day 23: Tshochena – Jichu Dramo(4840m) via Lajula pass (5,000 m). Camp.
Day 24: Jichu Dramo – Chukarpo (4450m). Camp.
Day 25: Churkarpo – Tampetso(4190m). Camp.
Day 26: Tampetso –Maorothang(4190m) via the Tampela pass (4,500). Camp.
Day 27: Maorothang – Nikachu(2670m). (End of Trek). Camp.
Day 28: Drive Nikachu – Thimphu. Hotel
Day 29: Thimpu Sight Seeing . Hotel
Day 30: Drive to Paro Airport for Final Departure.
Extension can be made to Sikkim,Darjeeling or Nepal.


  • Transport (Where applicable) on Jeeps / Vans / Cars.
  • Airport Pick Up and Drop.
  • Trekking support with an English Speaking Guide,Cook,Yaks,
  • Porters etc.
  • Twin Share Accomodation in Tents while Trekking.
  • Twin Share Rooms in Hotel in Thimpu and Paro.
  • Fixed Three Meals a day while Trekking/ Tour.
  • Fees for :- a).Trekking Permit.
    b). National Park
    c).National Monuments etc.


  • Air Fare on Druk Airways.
  • Alcohol,Telephone,Laundry.
  • Any Evacuation Cost in Case Of Emergency.
  • Clients Insurance.
  • we do not provide Bottled Mineral water during the Trek,however we do provide Boiled drinking water.
  • Sleeping Bags.

Recommendation : The Trek is relatively strenuous and demands top physical form.A physical fitness check-up is a must.Even the experienced trekker should prepare for 2-3 months prior to the Trek.

Note: The above itinerary is a sample, intended to give you a general idea of the likely trip schedule. Numerous factors such as weather, road conditions, the physical ability of the participants,etc., may dictate itinerary changes either before departure or while on the trail. We reserve the right to change this schedule in the interest of the trip participants’ safety, comfort and general well being.

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