Trip Information: Snowman Trek in Bhutan with Himalayan Asia Treks

The Snowman Trek in Bhutan is considered one of the most challenging and rewarding treks in the world. Spanning a vast and remote region of the Bhutanese Himalayas, this trek offers adventurers an unparalleled experience of high-altitude trekking, stunning landscapes, and a glimpse into the unique culture and traditions of Bhutan. Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd provides a comprehensive package for this incredible journey, ensuring a well-organized and safe adventure for all participants.


  • Duration: 25-30 days
  • Maximum Elevation: 5,320 meters (Gangkar Puensum Base Camp)
  • Difficulty Level: Extremely challenging
  • Best Time to Trek: Late September to late October

Snowman Trek in Bhutan Itinerary

The Snowman Trek covers a distance of approximately 300 kilometers, crossing 11 high passes over 4,500 meters. Here is a sample itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Paro

Day 2: Acclimatization in Paro

Day 3: Drive to Shana and Trek to Thangthangkha

Day 4: Thangthangkha to Jangothang

Day 5: Acclimatization at Jangothang

Day 6-20: Trekking Through the High Passes

Day 21-27: Descent to Sephu and Transfer to Thimphu

Day 28: Departure from Paro

Cost and Inclusions

The cost of the Snowman Trek package with Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd varies depending on the group size and specific requirements. The package typically includes:

  • All necessary trekking permits and Bhutan visa fees
  • Domestic flights within Bhutan
  • Accommodation in hotels and camping tents
  • All meals during the trek
  • Experienced guide, cook, and support staff
  • Pack animals to carry equipment and supplies
  • Comprehensive medical kit
  • Transfers to and from the airport

Preparation and Safety

The Snowman Trek is one of the most demanding treks in the world, requiring excellent physical fitness and prior high-altitude trekking experience. It is essential to:

  • Training: Engage in a rigorous fitness regimen focusing on endurance, strength, and cardiovascular health.
  • Gear: Ensure high-quality trekking gear, including layered clothing, sturdy boots, and sleeping bags rated for sub-zero temperatures.
  • Acclimatization: Follow a slow and steady ascent to allow proper acclimatization and reduce the risk of altitude sickness.
  • Hydration and Nutrition: Stay well-hydrated and maintain a balanced diet throughout the trek.

Cultural Experience

In addition to the natural beauty, the Snowman Trek offers an enriching cultural experience. Trekkers will have the opportunity to:

  • Interact with Locals: Meet the friendly and hospitable Bhutanese people living in remote villages.
  • Monasteries and Fortresses: Visit ancient monasteries, dzongs (fortresses), and chortens (stupas) that are integral to Bhutanese culture.
  • Festivals: If the timing is right, experience local festivals showcasing traditional music, dance, and rituals.


The Snowman Trek in Bhutan is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure that combines physical challenge, stunning natural beauty, and rich cultural experiences. With the expertise and support of Himalayan Asia Treks and Expedition Pvt Ltd, trekkers can embark on this extraordinary journey with confidence, knowing they are in safe and capable hands. Whether you are an experienced trekker seeking your next big challenge or an adventurer looking to explore one of the most remote regions in the world, the Snowman Trek is sure to leave you with unforgettable memories.