Bhutan: Snowman Trek- Gangkhar Phensum

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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

The Snowman Trek is a challenging 24-day trek from Paro to Bumthang valley with stunning views of towering peaks including Mt. Jomulhari, Jichu Drake, Masangang, Mighty Tiger Mountain, and Gangkhar Puensum (highest unclimbed mountain in the world). Trek highlights include a night at Gangkhar Puensum Base Camp and a visit to Dur Tshachu, the country’s most religious hot spring.

 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 locals ( Nomadics and Highlanders)
  • 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

While on 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

Day 02: Paro -Tiger’s nest

Day 03: Paro –Begins Trek from Shana - Soi Thangthangkha (20km, 7-8 hours)

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- Tshorim (8-9 hours)

Day 21: Tshorim – Gangkhar Phensum (Base Camp) (6-7 hours)

Day 22: Gangkar Phensum (Base Camp) – Geshe Woma (6-7 hours)

Day 23: Geshe Woma – Warathang (8-9 hours)

Day 24: Warathang – Dur Tshachu (5 hours)

Day 25: Dur Tshachu- Tshochenchen (8-9 hours)

Day 26: Tshochenchen- Dur village (Trek Ends)- Bumthang

Day 27: Bumthang sightseeing

Day 28: Bumthang- Punakha (195 km/4 hours)

Day 29: Punakha- Thimphu (77 km/2 hours)

Day 30: Thimphu- Paro for Departure

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