Snowman Trek – 30 Days

Snowman Trek is one of the most challenging and grueling ultra-endurance high altitude race in the world. The snowman trek trial covers a distance of 230 km with an extreme elevation gain of 3140 m covering five passes over 5,000 m (the highest is 5264 m), seven passes over 4,400 m, and many steep ascents and descents. The trail that will be covered by the run has been referred to by some international trekkers as “the world’s worst trail” due to its difficult and rugged nature.

Snowman Trek in Bhutan Overview:

Duration: 30 days.
Max. Elevation: 5,264 m.
Highest Camp: 5,120 m.
Standard: Hard.
Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October.
Start: Gunitsawa Village, Paro Valley.
Finish: Duer Village, Bumthang.

Snowman Trek-28 Days

Snowman Trek Itinerary:

1Arrive Paro and Local Sightseeing2000 m
2Hike to tiger nest monastery3120 m
3Gunitsawa Village – Sharna Zampa 2850 m
4Sharna Zampa – Thangthangkha3610 m
5Thangthangkha – Jangothang4080 m
6Rest day at Jangothang4080 m
7Jangothang – Lingshi4010 m
8Lingshi – Chebisa3880 m
9Chebisa – Shomuthang4220 m
10Shomuthang – Robluthang4160 m
11Robluthang – Limithang4140 m
12Limithang – Laya3840 m
13Acclimatization day in Laya3840 m
14Laya – Rhoduphu4160 m
15Rhodophu – Narethang4900 m
16Narethang – Tarina3970 m
17Tarina – Woche3910 m
18Woche – Lhedi3700 m
19Lhedi – Thanza4150 m
20Rest day at Thanza4150 m
21Thanza – Tshorim5120 m
22Tshorim – Gangkhar Puensum4970 m
23Gangkar Puensum – Geshe Woma4200 m
24Geshe Woma – Warathang4000 m
25Warathang – Duer Tsachu3590 m
26Duer Tsachu – Tshochenchen3850 m
27Tshochenchen – Duer Village3200 m
28Bumthang – Punakha1242 m
29Punakha – Thimphu2334 m
30Depart from Paro Airport2000 m

Detailed Itinerary for Snowman Trek. sample itinerary

Snowmen Trek Cost:

Peak Season : March – May , September – November:

  1. 1 Person : USD 7850 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 7500 Per person.
  3. 3 Person & Above : USD 6750 Per person.

Off Season : June – August , December – February:

  1. 1 Person : USD 6500 Per person.
  2. 2 Person : USD 6200 Per person.
  3. 3 Person & above USD 5400 Per person.

Bhutan Trek Cost Includes:

  • US$ 40 per person (Single entry visa fee).
  • Accommodation in 3 star hotel.
  • Daily US$ 65 Per pax / Night Government royalty and all the tax.
  • All meals (break, lunch & dinner).
  • Full time English speaking guide.
  • Private transportation and sightseeing as per the itinerary.
  • Museums and parks fees indicated in the itinerary.
  • Bottled drinking water in car.
  • Gov surcharge USD 30 per person / night for the FIT traveler

Trekking Facilities Includes:

  • First Aid Box (Medicine).
  • Sleeping tent (2 man tent) with carpeted floor, Air Mattress, Pillow and room light.
  • Dinning tent with dining set, Table, Chair and dining light.
  • Kitchen tent with kitchen set and light.
  • Hot water bag with cover.
  • Toilet tent with toilet pot.
  • Shower tent with shower bag and mat.
  • Trekking staff.

What you needs to bring for trekking:

  • Sleeping Bag.
  • Good Trekking boots.
  • Touch light.
  • Sun screen lotion.
  • Hats or caps.
  • Water bottle.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Warm cloths.
  • Basis medical kit with medicines for high altitude purifying water, insects repellents.
  • Small backpack to carry personal belongings.

Trekking Cost Excludes:

  • Airfare.
  • Any alcoholic, nonalcoholic beverages and any other personal expenses.
  • Tips to guide, driver, trekking staff, hotel service, etc.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Luxury hotels/resorts are available on supplement cost.

All of this in extremely remote areas with no mobile coverage, motorable roads, and very little civilization save a few remote yak herder villages. Most importantly, this prestigious and challenging race not only epitomizes the toughest of high altitude endurance racing, but also champions the important cause of combating climate change for the future of our planet.