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Lunana Snowman Trek

Lunana Snowman Trek

This trek is recognized by enthusiasts as the toughest trek in the world because of its altitude, distance, climate and remoteness. At the same time, the Lunana region of Bhutan is one of the most beautiful areas of the world and the least visited.

Though many do not finish the entire trek, we have developed a plan that will help anyone complete the entire distance in 18 days. We have included acclimatization (first 3 days in Bhutan), rest days, and cultural experiences that will refresh and encourage you along the way. You do not have to be brave, you just have to have to be determined. Your experienced guide will help you set the needed pace for each day of the trek.

Careful planning for each trek to the Lunana region includes our expert local guide, pack horses, cold weather equipment, and a cook. From the time you arrive you will be cared for and know exactly what to expect. Your guides are also prepared for any emergency that could happen.

Itinerary:

Day 1: Flight from Bangkok to Paro.Visit Ta Dzong, Rinpung Dzong and Kyichu Lhagang.
Day 2: Hike to Taktsang monastery and evening drive to Thimphu. ( mainly to acclimatize)
Day 3: Sightseeing in Thimphu -After noon drive to Punakha -sightsee and go to camp.
Day 4: Start the Snowman trek.Punakha-Tashithang-Geondamji. Overnight camp.
Day 5: Geon damji – Gasa,
Day 6: Gasa – Koena
Day 7: Koena – Laya
Day 8: Laya halt to rest and explore Laya village.
Day 9: Laya – Rodophu
Day 10: Rodophu – Narithang

Lunana Snowman Trek

Day 11: Narithang – Tarina
Day 12: Tarina – Woche
Day 13: Woche – Lhedi
Day 14: Lhedi – Thanza
Day 15: Thanza halt. for rest.
Day 16: Thanza – Tshochena
Day 17: Tshochena – Jichu Dramo
Day 18: Jichu Dramo – Chukarpo
Day 19: Chukarpo – Tampetsho
Day 20: Tampetsho – Maorothang
Day 21: Maorothang – Nikachu ( end of trek).
Day 22: Nikachu drive to Thimphu.
Day 23: Sightseeing in Thimphu. Evening drive to Paro
Day 24: Fly to Bangkok