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Pickup info

Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

Booking notes

The best time to Undertake the  Jul, Aug, Sep . For more details on Treks in Bhutan. Follow the link

Rate per person per night includes following

Accommodation
All Meals
Transportation with a dedicated driver.
Licensed English speaking guide
All site seeing indicated in the itinerary
All government taxes
Route permits and special permits
Entrance fee in monument and museums.
Mineral Water and soft drinks

On Trek, the following will be provided

Tents on the trek. (Sleeping, equipmentsToilet, dining and shower tents are provided)
Ponies (Animals to carry your luggage)
Hot water will be served on trek
Trekking Cook and equipment

Value Addition

Use of cell phone with local number
Use of internet complimentary where ever possible
Departure Bhutanese Souvenir
One time private cultural dance performance ( For stays of 15 days)

Administrative Service offered

Purchase of Druk air ticket(Can be purchased from website also)
Bhutan visa processing

Other mandatory charges not included in the Tariff

Druk Air Airfare

The Snowman Trek, is undeniably one of the most strenuous trek in Bhutan, if not the world. But it is absolutely worth it. Attempted by few trekkers, it offers adventurers 360 degree views of the Himalayan ranges and snow fed glacier lakes. Traversing through eleven mountain passes (4500 meters), which demarcates the Bhutan – Tibet border, the trek offers glimpses of remote nomadic settlements, monasteries, yak herders, and pristine flora and fauna.  Peaks at 7000 meters are a frequent sight, among which the majestic Jomolhari Mountain and Jichu Drake are the show stoppers.  The trail takes through lunana village (remotest region in Bhutan) and further into Gangkar Puensum and finishing at Sephu ( Trongsa). More than once, camping opportunities are available at altitudes of 5000 meters. The best time to undertake this trek are summer months of May, June, July and August, unlike other high altitude treks. 

  • Physicality: High
    Physical rating

    From relaxed (low) to ones where you need to be fit to join in.

    Low

    No surprises here. These tours/activities are those most anyone can do if they are fine with fairly flat walks and getting in and out of transport.

    Medium

    Like to be active, even very active, but not pushed too far. This is the one for you.

    High

    These tours/activities require you to be very fit. Probably not suitable for children.

  • Culture shock: High
    Culture shock rating

    Some tours or activities are a total immersion ... others offer just a taste of a different way of life. Below is how we\'ve classified things to help you make a selection.

    Low

    Consider these tours or activities as unlikely to surprise. They will still give you fantastic insight into the destination and/or a great experience.

    Medium

    You might find yourself on these tours/activities confronted by quite a different way of doing things to that you are familiar with. Think food, language, customs, religions, mode of transport. For the slightly more adventurous.

    High

    Think things you probably wouldn\'t do on your own ...

  • Group size: from 1 to 15 people
  • Pickup location: 

    Upon arrival to Paro international airport, a car, driver and guide will await to meet you and have you escorted to the hotel. Your itinerary is flexible and picking time for daily tours will depend on what you have communicated to the guide. Most of the time pick up location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. In case of tight itinerary, your guide will have the time recommended to you.

  • Drop-off location: 

    Throughout the tour you are entitled to a dedicated car, driver and guide. All drop off location will be your hotel unless it a trekking tour. Upon completion of tour, you will be dropped to Paro international airport for your onward international flight or other location as agreed.

  • Pickup time: (9.00 AM - 9.10 AM)
  • Drop-off time: (3.00 PM - 3.10 PM)

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive – Paro

Day 2 Paro – Sightseeing of Paro Valley

Day 3 Start of Trek Day 1 - Paro - Sharna

Day 4 Trek Day 2 - Sharna-Thangthangkha

Day 5 Trek Day 3 - Thangthangkha -Jangothang

Day 6 Trek Day 4 - Jangothang-HALT

Day 7 Trek Day 5 - Jangothang-Lingshi

Day 8 Trek Day 6 - Lingshi-Chebisa

Day 9 Trek Day 7 - Chebisa -Shomuthang

Day 10 Trek Day 8 - Shomuthang-Robluthang

Day 11 Trek Day 9 - Robluthang-Lemithang

Day 12 Trek Day 10 - Lemithang-Laya

Day 13 Trek Day 11 - Laya-HALT

Day 14 Trek Day 12 - Laya-Roduphu

Day 15 Trek Day 13 - Roduphu-Narithang

Day 16 Trek Day 14 - Narithang-Tarina

Day 17 Trek Day 15 - Tarina-Woche

Day 18 Trek Day 16 - Woche-Lhedi

Day 19 Trek Day 17 - Lhedi-Thanza

Day 20 Trek Day 18 - Thanza Halt

Day 21 Trek Day 19 - Thanza -Tshochena

Day 22 Trek Day 20 - Tshochena-Jichu Dramo

Day 23 Trek Day 21 - Jichu Dramo-Chukarpo

Day 24 Trek Day 22 - Chukarpo-Thampe Tsho

Day 25 Trek Day 23 - Thampe Tsho-Maurothang

Day 26 Trek Day 24 End of Trek - Maurothang-Nikachu

Day 27 WangduePhodrang - Thimphu

Day 28 Thimphu Sightseeing - Thimphu

Day 29 Thimphu - Paro

Day 30 Departure

Itinerary

DAY 1 Arrival by Druk Air to Paro

Fly into Paro. If you are flying in from Kathmandu or Delhi the flight over the Himalayas is one of the most spectacular experiences one will ever experience. You will fly past Mt. Everest, Kanchenjunga and the entire Himalayan range visible on the left hand side. On landing at Paro you will be met by our representative. After Customs and Immigrations formalities, you will be escorted to the hotel. Over night at hotel

DAY 2 Paro - Sightseeing

Drive the winding road northwest up the Pa Chu to Drugyel-Dzong, the ruined Fort which once defended this Valley from Tibetan invasion. Mt. Jumolhari, the sacred summit, can be viewed on clear day. On the way back you visit a typical Bhutanese farm house. After lunch arrive to TA-Dzong to visit National Museum and stroll in the Paro town. Overnight at Hotel.

DAY 3 Paro - Sharna

Start of Trek Day 1: Distance 17 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Drukgyel(2580m) and camp near Sharna Zampa(2870m). Gradual climb following the Paro river through the agriculture valley and villages. The campsite is opposite to the Gunyitsawa Army check post in a meadow.

DAY 4 Sharna - Thangthangka

Trek Day 2 : Distance 22 kms and walking distance 6-7 hours. Starting at Sharna Zampa (2870m) and camp at Thangthangka(3630m). The trial is a gradual ascent with plenty of ups and downs through conifer forest, ferns and Rhododendrons. A magnificent view of Mt. Jumolhari can be seen from your camp site on clear days.

DAY 5 Thangthangka - Jangothang

Trek Day 3 : Distance 19 kms and walking distance 5-6 hours. Starting at Thangthangka (3630m) and camp at Jangothang (4090m)Todays trial passes an army post and the village of Soe and a small settlement at Takethang. Yak herders live here . Camp beneath a ruined fortress at the base of Mt. Jumolhari.

DAY 6 Jangothang - Halt

Trek Day 4: Acclimatisation Day. You can spend the day relaxing or there are several day hikes to choose from. Two interesting hikes would be to get views of Mt.Jumolhari or Jichu Drake. If you are interested in a lake then you can take the hike to Tsophu. Overnight at camp.

DAY 7 Jangothang – Lingshi

Trek Day 5 : Distance 18 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Jangothang (4090m) and camp at Lingshi (4010m) Today you encounter your first major pass at 4890m ( Nyile-la ).You also get snow peak views of Tserim Kang (6789m) Camp near a stream in a meadow.

DAY 8 Lingshi - Chebisa

Trek Day 6 : Distance 10 km and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Lingshi ( 4010m) and camp at Chebisa (3880m). Today is a pleasant walk and you encounter parts of Lingshi village and the settlement of Goyak. On reaching camp at Chebisa village you can visit the village houses.

DAY 9 Chebisa - Shomuthang

Trek Day 7 : Distance 17 km and walking time 6-7 hours. Starting at Chebisa (3880m) and camp at Shomuthang (4220m). Todays walk is mostly through wild high pastures and yak pastures with few people & Yaks. You also encounter a pass ‘Gobula’ at 4440m. Camp is on a bench above a river, a tributary to the Mo Chu which comes out just below Gasa Tsachu.

DAY 10 Shomuthang - Robluthang

Trek Day 8 : Distance 18 km and walking time 6-7 hours.Starting at Shomuthang (4220m) and camp at Robluthang ( 4160m) On the early part of the trek you will get views of Kang Bum(6526m). After crossing Jhari la pass at 4747m you get views of Gangchenta (6840m) , Tserim Kang and upper half of Jumolhari. You pass by Tsheri Jathang, a valley by the river side where herds of Takin are normally seen during the summer months.

DAY 11 Robluthang - Limithang

Trek Day 9 : Distance 19 km and walking time 6-7 hours. Starting at Robluthang (4160m) and camp at Limithang (4140m) Today is a hard day as you have to cross Sinche la (5005m) the highest point on your trek. The second half of todays walk is through rocky trails and moraines. Limithang is in the Laya district and here you begin to see the wonderful children in funny hats. Camp at Limithang is beneath Gangchhenta, the Great Tiger Mountain. If you have time it would be worthwhile to spend a rest and exploration day here.

DAY 12 Limithang - Laya

Trek Day 10 : Distance 10 km and walking time 4-5 hours.Starting at Limithang (4140m) and camp at Laya (3840m) Today is all the way down hill along a winding river valley with quite a closed-in feeling. The trail splits, one going down with the river to the camp site used by the army. The other stays high and brings you into the west side of Laya village. You can camp on a high flat bench above the east end of Laya village. The peak towering above Laya is Masagang (7165m)

DAY 13 Laya - (Halt)

Trek Day 11 :Visit Laya village houses or hike above the camp. A day halt is interesting here or just spending the day with the Layaps (nomads)

Day 14 Laya - Rodophu

Trek Day 12 : Distance 19km and walking time 6-7 hours. Starting at Laya and camp at Rodophu (4160m) The trek starts with a gradual downhill, after an hour or so you start with gradual climb till the camp through conifer, maple and Rhododendron forest. Camp site near a small .

Day 15 Rodophu - Narethang

Trek Day 13 : Distance 17km and walking time 5-6 hours.Starting at Rodophu and camp at Narethang (4500m) Today you start your walk with the trail leading uphill through dwarf Rhododendron bushes and non-vegetated area with ups and down and cross a pass called Tsomola at 4780m. Camp at Narethang which is on a small plateau beneath the 6395 m peak of Gangla Karchung.

Day 16 Narithang - Tarina

Trek Day 14 : Distance 18km and walking time 18km and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Narethang and camp at Tarina (4020m).You start your trek by climbing up to the Karchung la at 5120m and then down to glacial lakes that are towered by the peaks of Jejekangphu (7300m) and Tsenda Kang (7100m). From here it is down hill to the camp.

Day 17 Tarina - Woche

Trek Day 15 : Distance 17km and walking time 5-6 hours.Starting at Tarina and camp at Woche (3940m). The walk leads through conifer forest following the stream flowing from Tarina. 2 hours climb till you reach Woche village. From here the Lunana area begins. Camp at Woche.

Day 18 Woche - Lhedi

Trek Day 16 : Distance 17 kms and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Woche and camp at Lhedi (3700m). The trail is a gradual climb till you reach Kechela pass at 4580m and then down hill till Thega village where you stop for lunch and continue the journey till you reach Lhedi village, where government development body such as health centers and wireless station for Lunana have been built.

Day 19 Lhedi - Thanza

Trek Day 17 : Distance 17 km and walking time 5-6 hours. Starting at Lhedi and camp at Thanza (4090m). The trail is gradual climb uphill following the main source of Pho-Chu river till you reach Chozo village. Make a brief stop to explore the village and continue the journey to Thanza village placed below the snow capped peak of the Table Mountain locally known as Zonggophu Gang (7100m). Camp at Thanza.

Day 20 Thanza halt

Trek Day 18 : Visit village houses and mix around with the villagers or take a hike in or around the camp site or hike to Raphstreng Tsho with pack lunch (4-5 hours roundtrip). This lake created 2 major flash floods in Punakha districts in 1969 and 1996.

Day 21 Thanza - Tshochena

Trek Day 19 : Distance 20 km and walking time 7-8 hours. Starting at Thanza and camp at Tshochena (4900m) Today you will be trekking for longer duration so it is advisable to start early as possible. The trail is one and a half hours climb and then gradual all the way to the base of Taze-la. Then climb to Jaze-la pass at 5050m and downhill till the camp site.

Day 22 Tshochena - Jichu Dramo

Trek Day 20 : Distance 14 km and walking time 4-5 hours. Starting at Tshochena and camp at Jichu Dramo (4880m). The trail is gradual ups and downs between the snow capped peaks and cross Loju-la at 4940m. Camp at Jichu Dramo.

Day 23 Jichu Dramo - Chukarpo

Trek Day 21 : Distance 18 km and about 5-6 hours. Starting at Jichu Dramo and camp at Chukarpo (4950m) The trek is a climb of Gang Rinchen-zoe la pass at 5140m and all the way down hill till you reach Chukarpo.

Day 24 Chukarpo – Thampe Tsho

Trek Day 22 : Distance 18 km and walking time 5-6 hours.Starting at Chukarpo and camp at Thampe Tsho (4230m).Its mostly downhill for about 2 hours and then up for about an hour and then all the way down hill till Um Tsho (lake) 4230m. In this lake Terton Pemalingpa found lots of religious treasures. The camp is is bit further at Thampe Tsho.

Day 25 Thampe Tsho - Maurothang

Trek Day 23 : Distance 14 km and walking time 5 hours. Starting at Thampe Tsho and camp at Maurothang (4000m) You start your trek with about 2 hours down hill till the base of Tampela then climb till Tampela pass at 4580m. The trek is all the way down hill through Rhododendron bushes till you reach a yak pasture which will be your camp.

Day 26 Maurothang - Nikachu

Trek Day 24 End of Trek : Distance 18 km and walking time 5-6 hours. Today is your last day of trek. The trail passes through bamboo thickets and fields following the Nikachu river and ends at the village of Sephu at 2500m by the Nikachu bridge. From here you can either drive to Trongsa (2hours) and then continue sightseeing of Trongsa and Bumthang , this will extend your itinerary by 3 more days or drive from Nikachu towards Thimphu. Night halt at Wangdue Phodrang.

Day 27 Wangdue Phodrang - Thimphu

Morning rest or visit Chhimi Lhakhang in Punakha and sightseeing of Punakha town. Afternoon drive to Thimphu (3hours). Overnight Thimphu

Day 28 Thimphu Sightseeing

After breakfast visit the National Memorial Chorten, built in memory of the late King. Also visit the Handicraft Emporium/Chokey handicraft and the National Painting School. After lunch visit Simtokha Dzong and explore Thimphu town. If today is a Saturday or Sunday then visit to the weekend market is a must. Overnight Thimphu

Day 29 Thimphu - Paro

Continue sightseeing of Thimphu and afternoon to Paro (2 hours). Overnight Paro

Day 30 -  Departure

 

Cancellation Policy

Tours booked and subsequently canceled shall be subject to the following scale of charges depending on when the notification of cancellation is received:

  1. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 45 days before your travel date, 100% of the daily tariff will be refunded. Except for airline tickets.
  2. If notification of a tour cancellation is received 30 days from the date of travel to Bhutan, 60% of the daily tourist tariff will be refunded.
  3. If notification of a trip cancellation is received 15 days prior to arrival: 50 % of the daily Bhutan tour rate will be refunded.
  4. If notification of a trip cancellation is received on and after 15 days prior to arrival: 100% Retention charges will apply:

Children policy

Children not permitted.

Participant Guidelines

Trekking

Anyone who enjoys outdoor life and is physically fit can participate in treks. If you have a heart condition, please check with your doctor to ensure that it is OK to undertake high altitude treks. Allow yourself some days in Bhutan to acclimatize before you undertake any trek. Altitude sickness can be a serious problem at the altitudes in Bhutan. If you feel sick, dizzy or have a worsening headache, stop and drink as much water as possible. If the symptoms persist, return to the base. Guides are trained to look out for altitude sickness and other ailments that can affect trekkers Snow man traek treks prior training.

Festivals

Festivals are not pageants or entertainment. They are not held as tourist attractions. They are genuine manifestations of a religious tradition from thousands of years. Obtrusive, disrespectful and discourteous behavior should be refrained from. The dance ground is not a place to eat, drink or smoke, talk or laugh loudly at inappropriate times, flash cameras or intrude on the dance space. Common courtesy should rule one’s actions when photographing the dancers or onlookers.

Dos and Don’ts

  • Refrain from passing negative comments on religion, royal family and chief abbot
  • Locals are very sensitive, you don’t want to sound rude
  • Always ask for permission if you are photographing a person
  • Dress modestly. Singlet and miniskirts are not well accepted norms
  • Enter temples and monasteries only if you have permission. Allow your guide to lead you
  • Remove your shoes before entering the temple
  • Leave your camera at a safe place, if photography is prohibited
  • Refrain from using hats and sunglasses inside religious places
  • Use your right hand or both hands to give or receive
  • Leaving a donation at the temple is on personal discretion. Normally all Bhutanese do
  • Use your palm to show rather than finger, when pointing
  • Refrain from pointing your feet at anyone; cross your legs or kneel when sitting in religious places
  • Pass clockwise at all chortens and mani walls (elongated chortens inscribed with mantras)
  • Don’t wash, swim or throw objects into lakes, many of which are considered sacred

Other Disclosures

What to Pack?

  • Trekking or running shoes
  • Socks (polypropylene)
  • Down or fiber-filled jacket
  • Jumper or piled jacket
  • Hiking shorts
  • Waterproof jackets, poncho or umbrella
  • Hiking pants
  • Thermal Underwear
  • Sun hat
  • Rucksack
  • Water bottle
  • Mountain trekking boots
  • Insulated pants
  • Nylon windbreaker
  • Nylon Wind pants
  • Long underwear
  • Woolen hat
  • Gloves
  • Long gaiters
  • Cigarette lighter
  • Small knife
  • Towel
  • Bandana

Photographic Equipments

  • Digital cameras
  • Additional Batteries
  • Additional memory cards.
  • Cables

Medicine

  • Motion Sickness
  • Head Ache
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Anti-histamine cream
  • Vitamin C
  • Food Positioning
  • Insect repellent
  • Small First Aid Kit
  • Contact lenses and solution
  • Your prescribed drug, if any.

Currency

  • US Dollar or Euro – Various domination

Photo

  • 4-6 pieces of passport size photographs

Others

  • Mini torch lights
  • Back pack
  • Sun Block
  • Moisturizers
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare glasses
  • Washing kit
  • Shaving kit
  • Small sewing kit
  • Safety pins
  • lip salve

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