Bhutan: Snowman Nikachu

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  • Trip Duration: 29 Nights 30 Days
  • Trip Type: Trek & Cultural
  • Seasons: Spring and Autumn ( April, May, September and October.)
  • Elevation: 1200m (3937 ft)- 5650m (18537ft)

Detail

In Terms of difficulty, the Snowman trek is rated as the one of the most difficult treks in the world because of its distances, altitude, weather conditions and remoteness. However, when you reach the top of the Himalayas, the trek will bless you with the most stunning views of towering peaks such as Mt. Jomulhari, Jichu Drake, Masangang,Gangchen Taa, Gangchen Singye and Rinchen Zaye. Your trekking journey begins from Paro leading you to Sephu(Nomadic Village). The trek lets you soak in the freshness of nature and discover the hidden valleys and conspicuous peaks along the way. While trekking and covering a long distance, allow yourself to explore and discover the beauty of Bhutan.

 From the trek, you can expect the following: 

  • Explore the splendid views of the hidden mountains and valleys
  • Witness the beauty of different species of plants and flowers
  • Enjoy different cultural of the locals 
  • Escape the mundane and be one with the nature

Trip Costs

The minimum daily tour package covers the following services.

$ 17330 (Single Traveler)
$ 15943 (Couple -per person)
$ 13517 (3 – 6 Travelers -per person)
$ 12304 (7- 9 Travelers -per person)
$ 10571 (10 Travelers & above – per person)

Price Includes

  • A minimum of 3-star accommodation (4 & 5 stars can be upgraded at an additional fee)
  • All meals / Tea & snacks
  • All internal transport (excluding Domestic flights)
  • Sightseeing with entrance fees
  • An experienced English speaking tour leader
  • Bottled water in the vehicle
  • SDF (Sustainable Development Fees/Government Fees) & Visa Fees

During the trek the following are included

  • Camp site Fees
  • Two person tents
  • All meals (Veg/Non-Veg as per your preferences)
  • Foam mattresses
  • Eating utensils
  • Dining & toilet tents
  • Pack Ponies to transport equipment

Price Excludes

  • Flights
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Additional personal expenses such as souvenirs, meals, snacks, alcohol, laundry, tips, and gratuities for the tour leader and staff.

Itinerary

Day 01: Arrive in Paro

Elevation: 2350m / 7710ft

Paro sightseeing

Attractions:

– Paro Dzong

– Paro Museum

– Kyichu Temple

– Explore in Paro Town

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

Day 02: Paro -Tiger’s nest

Driving duration: 15km / 30 Minutes
Elevation: 2250m / 7382ft

Day Hike to Tiger-nest (5-6 hrs. round trip)

Attractions
– Tigers-nest Hike (one of the 10th Holiest places in the world)- Visit Traditional Farmhouse

– Explore at Paro Town

Overnight at Hotel in Paro

Day 03: Paro –Begins Trek from Shana - Soi Thangthangkha

Driving Duration: 17km/1hrs (from Paro to Shana)
Walking Distance: 20km/ 8hrs (900m Ascent)
Elevation: 3750m/ 12303ft

Attractions:

– Drukgyel Dzong

– The trail follows Pachhu (Paro River), ascending through pine, oak, spruce, and Rhododendron forests.

Overnight camp at Thangthangkha

Day 04: Soi Thangthangkha – Jangothang (19km, 7-8 hours)

Day 05: Jangothang Halt ( acclimatization)

Day 06: Jangothang – Lingshi (18km, 7-8 hours)

Day 07: Lingshi – Chebisa (10km, 5-6 hours)

Day 08: Cebisa – Shoumuthang (17km, 6-7 hours)

Day 09: Shoumuthang – Robluthang (18km, 6-7 hours)

Day 10: Robluthang – Limithang (19km, 7-8 hours)

Day 11: Limithang – Laya (10km, 4-5 hours)

Day 12: Laya Halt ( Explore Laya Village)

Day 13: Laya –Rodophu (19km,7-8 hours)

Day 14: Rodophu – Narethang (17km,5-6 hours)

Day 15: Narethang- Tarina (18km,7-8 hours)

Day 16: Tarina – Woche (17 km/6-7 hours)

Day 17: Woche – Lhedi (17km,6-7 hours)

Day 18: Lhedi- Thangza (17km,5-6 hours)

Day 19: Thanza/Lunana - Rest Day

Day 20: Thanza- Danji (8km,4-5 hours)

Day 21: Danji – Tshochena (12km,5-6 km)

Day 22: Tshochena – Jichudramo (14km,5-6 hours)

Day 23: Jichudramo – Chukarpo (18km,5-6 hours)

Day 24: Chukarpo – Tampetsho (18 km,5-6 hours)

Day 25: Tampetsho – Maurothang (14 km,4-5 hours)

Day 26: Maurothang – Sephu /Nikachu (18 km,5-6 hours) Trek ends

Day 27: Sephu- Punakha (98 km/2 hours)

Day 28: Punakha- Thimphu (77 km/2 hours)

Day 29: Thimphu- sightseeing

Day 30: Thimphu- Paro - Departure

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