The Snowman Trek
Bhutan & Nepal, Trek & Walk, 32 days - from £5,195 (land only) - from €7,015 (land only) - from $8,270 (land only)
The Complete Snowman Trek
We are one of the few companies that offer the complete Snowman Trek, all the way from Shana, west of Paro, following the border with Tibet, to Lunana beneath Gangar Puensum, the highest unclimbed mountain on Earth!
- From Paro to Trongsa - a high level traverse of Bhutan
- Probably the hardest and best Himalayan trek
- Through Laya and Lunana across 11 high passes
- Views of Gangkar Puensum, the World`s highest unclimbed Peak
- The spectacular lakes of Thpe Tsho and Om Tsho
Quite possibly the greatest trail on Earth, Bhutan's incredible Snowman Trek follows the spine of the Himalaya between Bhutan and Tibet, from Paro in the west to Trongsa in the east. During the course of this 25 day trek we will cross 11 passes in excess of 4500 metres including 5 over 5000 metres and visit the almost separate mountain kingdom of Lunana, one of the remotest inhabited valleys on the planet. Along the way we journey through fabled villages such as Laya and Tanza, walk beneath peaks six and seven thousand-metre peaks, including Chomolhari, the astounding Jitsu Drake and the World's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkar Puensum. We also have time to absorb some of the incredible culture of this unique Himalayan Kingdom with visits to the spectacular cliff-face Takstang Monatery, the picturesque Punakha Dzong and the enchanting and colourful Thimpu Festival. Not for novices, this tough trek is the holy grail for seasoned Himalayan trekkers.
Explore International. This is one of our Explore International holidays. Participants on these trips can book through KE or through one of our international partners. This helps us to gather together sufficient numbers of like-minded adventurers to get your holiday up and running quickly. Led by an English-speaking guide, the cosmopolitan nature of these groups can be an important part of the experience!
Is this holiday for you?
The Snowman Trek is widely regarded as one of the hardest treks in the world. This is largely due to its length and altitude and the fact that 11 high passes must be crossed. The actual underfoot conditions are rarely difficult and there are no glaciers to cross and no scrambling involved. However, the itinerary has been paced to suit experienced trekkers looking for a very challenging trip. Due to the remoteness of this trek a degree of flexibility with regard the itinerary is needed as the route may need to be adapted if conditions intervene. What's more, for a continuous period of almost 2 weeks we will be camping above 4000 metres. These challenges should be judged as positive attractions to someone looking for the ultimate trekking adventure.