Snowman Trek

The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek. It starts from Paro and leads through most remote areas up to very high altitudes like Jomolhari, Lingshi, Laya and then continues to Lunana. Trekkers have to camp at altitudes above 4905m/ 16088ft and depending on the seasonal temperatures; the camps are sometimes on snow. Lonely Planet describes the Snowman Trek as one of the most difficult treks in the world but is an incredible experience for anyone willing to take up the challenge.

Grade: Strenuous
Trek duration: 25 days
Tour duration: 27 Nights
Distance: 216.7miles/ 349.5km.
Season: (June, Sept, Oct)

Outline Itinerary

Day1. Arrive to Paro. Alt: 2235m/ 7330ft.

Day2. Taksang hike and onwards to Shana camp. Alt: 2890m/9480ft.

Day3. Shana to Soi ThangThangka Camp(8hrs/ 22kms). Alt: 3575m/11,730ft.

Day4. Soi Thang Thangka to Jangothang Camp(8 hrs/ 17 kms). Alt: 4044m/13260ft.

Day5. Day halt at Jangothang. Alt: 4044m/13260ft.

Day6. Jangothang to Lingshi Camp(6hrs/ 21kms). Alt: 4010m/13,150ft.

Day7. Lingshi to Chebisa Camp(5 hrs/ 15 kms). Alt: 3990m /13,090ft.

Day8. Chebisa to Shakyapasang Camp(6 hrs/ 14.5 kms) Alt: 4000m/13120ft.

Day9. Shakyapasang to Robluthang Camp(7 to 8 hrs/ 16km). Alt: 4160m/13,645ft.

Day10. Robluthang to Limithang Camp(6 to 7hrs /14kms). Alt: 4160m /13,645ft.

Day11. Limithang to Laya Camp(4 hrs/ 9 kms) Alt: 3800m/12,465ft.

Day12. Rest at Laya. Alt: 3800m/12,465ft.

Day13. Laya to Rodophu Camp(7 to 8 hrs/ 14.5kms). Alt: 4215m/13825ft.

Day14. Rodophu to Narethang Camp(7 to 8 hrs/ 16kms). Alt: 4905m/16,200ft.

Day15. Narethang to Tarina Camp(6 to 7hrs/ 16kms). Alt: 3938m/12,915ft.

Day16. Tarina to Woche Camp(5 to 6hrs/ 14kms). Alt: 4,163m/13,655ft.

Day17. Woche to Lhedi Camp(5 to 6hrs/ 13kms). Alt: 3900m/12,790ft.

Day18. Lhadi to Thanza Camp(6 to 7hr/ 17kms). Alt: 4100m/13,450ft.

Day19. Rest day at Thanza. Alt: 4100m/13,450ft.

Day20. Thanza to Djundji Camp(4hrs/ 7kms). Alt: 4540m/14,890ft.

Day21. Djundji to Tsho Chena Camp(5hrs /9kms). Alt: 4960m/16272ft.

Day22. Tsho Chena to Jichu Dramo Camp(7 to 8hrs /19kms). Alt: 5060m/16,595ft.

Day23. Jichu Dramo to Chukarpo Camp(7 to 8hrs/ 19 ½ kms). Alt: 4850m/15,910ft.

Day24. Chukarpo to Thampoe Tsho Camp(5 to 6hrs/ 15 kms). Alt: 4355m/14,285ft.

Day25. Thampoe Tsho to Maurothang(5 to 6hrs /21kms). Alt: 3698m/12,130ft.

Day26. Maurothang to Nikka Chhu (5hrs /23.5kms). Overnight at Punakha. Alt: 1200m/3936ft.

Day27. Punakha to Paro (4hrs/ 135km). Alt: 2235m/ 7330ft.

Day28. Airport drop.