Lunana Snowman is a long trekking holidays in Bhutan at 34 days, we cross many high passes on the border with Tibet.
Lunana Snowman trek in Bhutan is a very remote Himalaya trekking adventure. It is a long trek at 28 days where we camp every night. The Snowman itinerary traverse northern Bhutan on the border with Tibet. We cross many high passes along the way including the crux passes over 5,000m into and out of Lunana region.
More people have climbed Everest than successful walk the full Snowman trek from Paro to Bumthang. About half way through the trek we stop for two nights at Laya village where we meet our resupply team with new provisions for the second part of the trek. Most people finish shorter Laya Gasa trek by walking to Punakha whereas we continue into Lunana. The mountain scenery is beautiful with Himalayan peaks, mountain lakes, forest and isolated villages.
Itinerary for Lunana Snowman trek in Bhutan
Day 1. Fly to Paro (2,280m), afternoon sightseeing.
Day 2. Morning walk to Taktsang monastery known as the Tiger’s Nest) (3,120m). In the afternoon we drive to Haa Valley (2,712m) via Chele La (3,780m)- 2 ½ hours driving.
Day 3. Day walk around Haa valley (2,712m).
Day 4. Drive to Chele La (3,780m) and walk along the ridge for acclimatisation then drive to Paro and onto Shana (2,790m).
Day 5. Trek to Soi Thangthanka (3,510m)- 6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 6. Trek to Chomolhari Base Camp (4,080m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 7. Acclimatisation day at Chomolhari Base Camp (4,080m).
Day 8. Trek to Lingshi (4,150m) crossing Nyile La (4,890m)- 6 hours walking.
Day 9. Trek to Chebisa (3,850m)- 4 hours walking.
Day 10. Trek to Shomuthang (3,950m) crossing Gombu La (4,400m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 11. Trek to Robulathang (4,410m) crossing Jhare La (4,780m)- 7 hours walking.
Day 12. Trek to Limithang (4,160m) crossing the Shinge La (5,000m).
Day 13. Trek to Laya (3,700m)- 4 to 5 hours walking.
Day 14. Rest day.
Day 15. Trek to Rodophu (4,120m)- 6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 16. Trek to Narethang (4,900m) crossing Tsema La (4,905m)- 6 hours walking.
Day 17. Trek to Tarina (3,900m) crossing the Karchung la (5,240m)- 7 to 8 hours walking.
Day 18. Trek to Woche (4,150m).
Day 19. Trek to Lhedi (3,700m) crossing Keshe La (4,435m)- 6 to 7 hours walking.
Day 20. Trek to Thanza (3,970m).
Day 21. Rest day during remote Himalaya trekking adventure.
Day 22. Trek to before Danje (4,540m)- 4 hours walking.
Day 23. Trek to Tshorim lake camp (5,200m)- 6 hours walking.
Day 24. Trek over Gophu la (5,345m) and to Geche Woma (4,950m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 25. Trek to Mischugang (4,300m) at base of Phorang La- 4 hours walking.
Day 26. Trek to Worithang (4,500m) crossing Phorang La (4,850m) and Saga La (4,960m)- 6 hours walking.
Day 27. Trek to Dur Tsachu (3,200m) crossing Nephu La (4,560m)- 4 hours walking.
Day 28. Trek to Tso Chenchen (3,850m) crossing Gongto La (4,327m) and Djule La (4,551m)- 7 to 8 hours walking.
Day 29. Trek to Gorsum (3,300m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
Day 30. Contingency day or extra rest day during Lunana Snowman trek in Bhutan
Day 31. Trek to Minchugang (3,200m) at end of this remote Himalaya trekking adventure then drive to Bumthang
Day 32. Drive to Punakha- 8 hours driving.
Day 33. Drive to Thimphu- 3 hours driving.
Day 34. Drive to Paro airport for flight back home - 1 hour driving.