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Bhutan Snowman Trek Tour

Bhutan Snowman Trek Tour - 05 Nights and 06 Days

Bhutan Snowman Trek Tour

Day 1: ARRIVAL PARO

Upon arrival, our team member welcomes you and after brief introduction of the tour, assist you to transfer at the hotel. Check into the hotel once you reach there. After refreshment, rest for sometime before heading to visit Tiger’s Nest Monastery. This beautiful site is one among the most holy religious sites in Bhutan. The view up from here is a feast to eyes and the temples here provides peace of mind.

Later, return back to hotel and take the advantage of the day at its best.

Supper and Night remain at the hotel.

Day 2: PARO

After morning sumptuous breakfast, head out to explore the city. Today, we will show you the famous Rinpung Dzong, Kichu Lhakhang and National Museum of Bhutan.

Rest of the day is for relaxation as the next few days will be a bit hectic.

Supper and Night remain at the hotel.

Day 3: PARO – SHANA(starting of Trek)

Today, after early morning breakfast, check-out from the hotel and depart for Drukgyal Dzong which serves as the initial step of ‘Bhutan Snowman Trekking’. Upon reaching, start the trek towards Shana. Your enthusiasm will take you at your today’s goal faster. The more you are enthusiast, the sooner you will reach at your destination. In the beginning, follow the trail along the River Paro. On the way, you will see a few local farmhouses (traditional village homes), sprawling yards and little picturesque villages. The enchanting view of Mount Jhomolhari will make this journey of yours a bit easy. And after crossing a couple of suspension bridges, you will reach at Shana.

Upon reaching, setup your camp which will be your home for today.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 4: SHANA – THANGTHANGKA

After early breakfast at your camp, start for Thangthangka. Initially, follow the river amidst dense forested region. On the route, you will come across a intersection point from where another way drives north over the Tremo La to Tibet. Upon reaching at today’s campsite, relax and enjoy your dinner leisurely.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 5: THANGTHANGKA – JANGOTHANG

After morning breakfast, begin for Jangothang. Initially, follow the trail through a thick  forest area and then you will reach at an Army Post from where the journey ahead is quite beautiful as a gradual climb uphill will take you at a scenic valley. On the way, you will see the magnificent view of Mount Jhomolhari. After passing Tegethang which is the winter home of yak herdsmen, you will reach at your today’s destination. Upon reaching at Jangothang, setup your camp and get retired for the rest of the day.

Dinner and Night halt at Jhomolhari base camp .

Day 6: JANGOTHANG

The day is for rest! Enjoy the day at its best in enjoying the leisurely activities or you may opt to go for hiking around the region. Here, you can explore the old fortress which now is in ruin condition. These old fortress were used to protect Bhutan from Tibetan invasions.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 7: JANGOTHANG – LINGSHI

In the morning after an early breakfast, start the trek to Lingshi. In the begining, follow the trail through ridges from where the view of Mount Jhomolhari, Jitchu Drake, Tsheri Kang and Tiger is a sight to behold. On continuing the journey, you will reach at Nyile La Pass by a gradual uphill climb of few hours. After this, a steep descent will take you at a beautiful circular hut which will be our camping site for the day.

Dinner and Overnight halt at the camp.

Day 8: LINGSHI – CHEBISA

This is an easy day of entire ‘Snowman Trek’ as today the destination is closer. After breakfast at the camp, start for Chebisa. A few hours of both uphill and downhill trek through the scenic settlement of Goyul village will take you at Chebisa. Today’s campsite is marked with a huge waterfall ‘Chebisa’ lies in the delightful Chebisa village. Setup you camp after reaching.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 9: CHEBISA – SHOMUTHANG

In the morning after wholesome breakfast, leave for Shomuthang which is the most picturesque valley in ‘Snowman Trek’. In the beginning, there will a steep uphill climb. On the route, you will see bearded vultures and griffons. From here, the path traverse  to Gombu La Pass and finally you reach at your today’s campsite by making your way through dense forest of rhododendrons. Upon reaching, set up your camp and enjoy the alluring views all around.

Dinner and Overnight halt at the camp.

Day 10: SHOMUTHANG – ROBLUTHANG

On this day, start early after breakfast at the camp. Initially, moderate climb of few hours will take you at Jarila Pass. The view of Mount Kang Bum and Mount Gangchenta along the way is a feast to eyes. The journey ahead the pass is quite easy as there is a downhill trek of next few hours to Tsharijathang Valley. Here, you will get pleased by seeing the herds of the National Animal, Takin. Lastly, after crossing a knee-deep river will take you at your today’s campsite of Robluthang. Upon reaching, set up your camp and enjoy the day leisurely.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 11: ROBLUTHANG – LEMITHANG

It is the hardest day of entire ‘Snowman Trek’ as today you have to reach at Sinche La which is the highest point. Initially, a steep ascent uphill will take you at Sinche La Pass which offer amazing view of Mount Tiger. After crossing the Pass, a gradual descend through the rocky trails and moraines will lead you to Limithang which is small settlement in the Laya district. Today;s campsite is near a beautiful riverbank.

Dinner and Overnight halt at the camp.

Day 12: LEMITHANG – LAYA

After breakfast at your campsite, depart for Laya. Follow the trail along the river which is one of the tributaries of river Mo Chu. The trail then lead you at  the village of Laya through forest of Silver fir and Rhonodendrons. Upon reaching, set up your camp and enjoy the view of surrounding mountains.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 13: LAYA

The day is for rest! Today, you can spend the day in exploring the village which is enveloped with snow-clad mountain peaks.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 14: LAYA – RODUPHU

After breakfast at the cam, start for Rodolfo. A few hours of uphill and downhill trek will lead you at your today’s goal. In the beginning, it is comparatively an easy downhill trek to Tashi Makhang Army Camp marked with a check-post. After the check-post, a steep uphill ascent through desnse forests and muddy trail will take you at your today’s target. Upon reaching, set up your camp and soend the day peacefully. On a clear, the view of Tsenda Gang group of mountains is a feast to eyes.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 15: RODUPHU – NARETHANG

In the morning after sumptuous breakfast, start trek to Narethang. In the beginning, a mix of gradual and steep climb through dwarf Rhododendron bushes will take you at Tsemo La Pass. From the Pass, the view of Gangla Karchung, Jitchu Drake and Jhomolhari offers an unforgettable experience. A gradual descend beneath the Pass then finally lead you at Narethang which will be your camping site for the day.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 16: NARETHANG – TARINA

Get ready for the day of moderate hiking as soon as possible. After breakfast at the camp, begin the trek towards Tarina Valley. In the beginning, there is gradual two to three hours of uphill climb up to the Karakachu La Pass. Enjoy the stunning view of Jejekangphu, Karakachu, Tsenda Gang and Teri Kang from the pass. And then there is an another three to four hours of long steep downhill descend which in turn will take you at Tarina Valley. From here, a next few hours of easy walk will take you at your today’s campsite. Upon reaching, set up your camp and enjoy the alluring view all around in the lap of nature.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 17: TARINA – WOCHE

After the days of long hiking, enjoy this day of short trekking. After sone nutritious breakfast at the camp, leave for Woche. Initially, follow the trail along the river and then a steep uphill climb of few hours will take you at today’s campsite. Upon reaching, set up you camp and enjoy the day leisurely.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 18: WOCHE – LHEDI

This morning after an early healthy breakfast, begin for Lhedi. In the first part, follow the trail through the dense forest of Juniper and then after crossing the river, you get to see the magnifient view if Jejekangphu. In the middle part, a steep climb of few hours will take you at Yumtso and Setso lakes and then after crossing these two lakes you will reach at Kesha La Pass. In the third part, a downhill descend of next few hours toward the village of Tega and then a short steep uphill climb will take you at today’s campsite at Lhedi.

Dinner and Overnight halt at the camp.

Day 19: LHEDI – THANZA

After morning sumptuous breakfast at the camp, leave for Thanza. In the beginning of the day, follow the trail along the Po Chu river through thr Lhedi village and then an uphill climb of few 30 to 45 minutes will take you at Chozo Dzong. And then, a gradual trek of next few hours will lead you at Dyotta and Thanza villages which will be our camping site for the day. Upon reaching, after setting up the camp, you are free to enjoy the scenic view of Mount Table and to appreciate the beauty of nature.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 20: THANZA

The day is well deserved for relaxation. Sit back at your campsite and enjoy the day at your own independent activities. One can also opt to go and explore the village.

Dinner and Night stay at the camp.

Day 21: THANZA – TSHORIM

Today after breakfast, begin the trek towards Tshorim. In the initial part of the day, climb up to reach at the ridge to get the panoramic view of Table Mountain and the Thanza valley below. And then, after crossing the ridge, you will come across a small scenic valley by following a stream flowing through it. Enjoy the view of snow-capped mountain peaks on the way. After that, we’ll move up out of the valley, crossing some little ridges to reach our campsite at Tshorim.

Dinner and overnight halt at the camp.

Day 22: TSHORIM – GANGKAR PUENSUM BASE CAMP

The day begins with a short ascent up to Tshorim Lake. We’ll stroll around one side of the lake and enjoy the magnificent view of all  encompassing perspective of the Gophu La ranges. The final stretch up to Gophu La Pass is short. After the Pass, there is a gradual walk of next few hours along the ridge which will lead you at today’s base camp near Sha Chu where you will set up your camp for the day. The astounding view of Gangkar Puensum will make your day even more good.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 23: GANGKHAR PUENSUM – GESHE WOMA

After morning wholesome breakfast, start for Geshe Woma. Today, follow the trail along the river Sha Chu and then a gradual descend downward will take you at Geshe Woma. Upon reaching, set up your camp and spend the day leisurely.

Supper and Night remain at the camp.

Day 24: GESHE WOMA – WARATHANG

After breakfast, leave for Warathang. In the beginning, the trail continues to proceed with Sha Chu river for a few hours untill a steep climb to Saka La Pass. After the Pass, an another short climb of few next hours will take you at Warathang from where you will see small lakes spreading beneath towering mountain crests. Upon reaching, set up your camp.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 25: WARATHANG – DHUR TSACHU

After breakfast at the camp, begin the trek to Dhur Tsachu. Initially, a short uphill climb of few hours will lead you at Juji La Pass. From the Pass, follow the trail through the forests of Rhododendrons, conifer and junipers towards the river side. After crossing the bridge, an another uphill climb will take you at today’s campsite at Dhur Tsachu hot spring.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 26: DHUR TSACHU – TSHOCHENCHEN

From the spring, it is a long consistent journey with an awesome perspectives of the mountains in Lunana. In the long run the ground levels out and we’ll see grazing of yaks on the green fields, a few beautiful deep blue lakes and yak herders’ camps.

Dinner and Night halt at the camp.

Day 27: TSHOCHENCHEN – DHUR – BUMTHANG (end of trek)

On to your final day of Snowman Trek, leave for Dhur after breakfast at the camp. Start early to reach at your final destination of the day at Bhumthang before dark. In the initial part of the day, follow the trail along the Chamkhar Chu with a few gradual ascents and descends. Upon reaching at Dhur village, relax and celebrate the successful summit of Snowman Trek with your accomapying guide and friends. From here, catch a bus heading towards Bhumthang.  Upon reaching, check-in at the hotel and relax.

Dinner and Night remain at the hotel .

Day 28: BHUMTHANG

This morning after leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we drive you to visit Jakar Dzong, Tamshing Lhakhang, Jambay Lhakhang, Kurje Lhakhang and Ura Yakchoe.

Dinner and Night remain at the hotel.

Day 29: BHUMTHANG – GANGTEY

After breakfast in the morning, check-out and proceed further to Gangtey. Upon reaching, check into the hotel and relax. After refreshment, we ride you to Black Necked Crane Information Center and Gangtey Goempa.

Dinner and Night stay at the hotel.

Day 30: GANGTEY – THIMPHU

In the morning after nutritious breakfast at the hotel, check-out and head further to Thimphu. Drive to visit Tamchong Lhakhang Iron Bridge on the way. Upon reaching, after check into the hotel, head onto visit Thimphu Dzong, National Memorial Chorten, Takin Sanctuary, Zilukha Nunnery, Buddha Dordenma Statue and the National Zoo.

Supper and Night stay at the hotel.

Day 31: THIMPHU – PARO

After morning wholesome breakfast at the hotel, check-out and drive to Paro. Upon arrival, check-in at the hotel. Rest a while before heading onto explore the Traditional Bhutanese Farm House known for its beautiful appearance. Meet the local farmers and understand their way of lifestyle. Later the day, return back to hotel and enjoy your evening leisurely.

Dinner and Night remain at the hotel.

Day 32: DEPARTURE

Today, after farewell ceremony with our delegates, our chauffeur will transfer you at Paro Airport to catch flight towards your onward destination.

TOUR END

Destination covered in this Tour:

Paro: Land of myths and legend
Shana: Camping site I
Thangthangka: Camping site II
Jangothang: Camping site III
Lingshi: Camping site IV
Chebisa: Camping site V
Shomuthang: Camping site VI
Lobuthang: Camping site VII
Robluthang: Camping site VIII
Lemithang: Camping site IX
Laya: Camping site X
Roduphu: Camping site XI
Narethang: Camping site XII
Tarina: Camping site XIII
Woche: Camping site XIV
Lhedi:Camping site XV
Thanza: Camping site XVI
Tshorim: Camping site XVII
Gangkar Peunsum Base Camp: Camping site XVIII
Geshe Woma: Camping site XIX
Warathang: Camping site XX
Dhur Tsachu:Camping site XXI
Tshochenchen: Camping site XXII
Bumthang: Directly translates as “beautiful field”
Gangtey: Site of Tibetan Buddhist
Paro: Land of myths and legend
Thimphu: Capital and largest city of Bhutan

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