Start/End Date: 29th Sept – 17th Oct, 2017
This 12-day trek, Known as Queen of Himalaya, It is quite popular because it traverses a great cross section of Bhutan as it winds from the Paro valley in Bhutanese middle hills, up to Laya and Lingshi in Northwest Bhutan, which are situated above 13040 feet. Fewer visitors a year make their way into Laya, one of the most culturally and ecologically pristine regions in the long arc of the Himalaya. The scenery along the way, past the elegant Mount Chomolhari is awe-inspiring with views of alpine landscape with snowcapped mountains and mirrored crystal lakes dotted with Yak hair tents of the migratory yak herders. Descend to Gasa and its hot springs where you can soak away the rigors of your trek before and driving back to Thimphu and Paro. This is the end of half part of the Snowman trek.
Day1. Arrive to Paro, drive to Thimphu. Overnight at hotel Alt:2320m / 7609ft.
Day2. Thimphu sightseeing: Overnight at hotel. Alt: 2320m / 7609ft
Day3. Phajoding Hike and drive to Paro : Overnight at hotel. Alt: 2235m/7330ft
Day4. Hike to Taksang “Tigers nest” Overnight at camp. Alt: 9480ft / 2890m.
Day5: Shana –Soi ThangThangka. 7hr.13.6miles/22km: Overnight at camp. Alt: 11,730ft/3575m.
Day6. Soi Thang Thangka — Jangothang. 4 to 5hr. 10.5miles /17km.
Camp, Alt. 13260ft/4044m.
Day7. Day Halt – Explore in Jangothang. Overnight at camp.
Day8. Jangothang —-Lingshi. 5 to 6 hr/13 miles / 21km: Camp Alt: 13,150ft/4010 m.
Day9. Lingshi — Chebisa. 4 to 5 hr. 10mile/15km. Camp at Chebisa (3990 m /13,090 ft.)
Day10/11. Chebisa— Shakyapasang. 5 to 6 hr. 9 miles / 14.5km: Camp, Alt: 13120ft/ 4000m. Day11. Shakyapasang–Robluthang. 7 to 8 hr. 10 miles / 16km: Camp Robluthang Alt: 13,645ft/4160m.
Day12. Robluthang –Limithang. 6 to 7hrs. 8.5miles /14km: (4160m /13,645ft),
Day13. Limithang –Laya. 4 hr. 5 ½ miles/9km. Camp Laya Alt: 12,465ft/3800m.
Day14. Laya (Day halt) Day Halt at Laya: Overnight at camp Alt: 12,465ft/3800m
Day15. Laya — Koina. 6 to 7hr, 10miles / 16km: Koina Camp (10627ft/ 3240m).
Day16. Koine — Gasa “ Tshachu” Hot spring at 7282ft/2220m
Day17. Gasa Tsachu — Punakha —- Paro: 5 to 6 hr. Paro for overnight.
Day18. Airport Drop.