Trip Overview of Bhutan Snowman Trek
Bhutan is an incredible place gifted with great cultural and natural features. People often say that a thunder dragon protected the country and its people from any trespassers or evil spirits. Bhutan was isolated for generations from the outside world to preserve and protect its culture. But in today’s world Bhutan is the center of attraction for tourists and adventure geeks. Among many famous trekking places in Bhutan Snowman Trek is one of the finest treks where you will witness pristine mountain lakes, imposing glaciers, and some of the world’s most endangered species. Bhutan Snowman trek region is also known as the Land of the Thunder Dragon.
This trek is also considered one of the most challenging and finest treks in Bhutan. You will get to explore and enjoy the hidden and untouched part of Bhutan along with the great Himalayan range. The Bhutan Snowman trek takes 30 -35 days to be completed and the maximum elevation of this trek is 5,050 meters from sea level. Through this trek, you will also get an opportunity to be close to the culture and traditions of the Bhutanese people. The trail to the Bhutan snowman trek goes through the green grassland.
The trail on the way to the snowman trek also goes through many high mountain passes, you will be shocked to see the beautiful mountain range that seems scattered, floating above the clouds like islands of snow. Combined attributes of distance, going through high altitudes, extreme and unpredictable weather conditions and remoteness makes this trek tough and hard to climb.
Throughout the trek, you will notice tiny Buddhist monasteries and secluded villages all over. Snowman Trek in Bhutan is all about nature, peace, high snow peaks mountains, and welcoming people.
Bhutan Snowman Trek Trip highlights
- Most rewarding treks in the Himalayas with crossing 11 high passes to the isolated region of Lunana.
- Spectacular mountain views, explore hidden valleys and bask in the serenity of high-altitude lakes
- Explore Paro and its surrounds including the impressive Taktsang Monastery (Tiger’s Nest)
- Experience the culturally rich region of Bhutan
- A chance to look up closely into the Bhutanese lifestyle.
- Exploring the highest settlement nested in Bhutan.
- Get to know about Bhutanese culture
Bhutan Snowman Trek Difficulty
The snowman trek is the most difficult and probably the highest trek in Bhutan. This route is only recommended for trekkers who have experience in trekking different mountains. Snowman trek is also the longest trek, this trek is combined with the two most incredible treks Chomolhari base camp and the Laya Lingshi trek. Walking at such a high altitude might be problematic for many people. Beginners should not trek snowman trek without proper and complete training. You should also be physically strong for this trek. For increasing your physical strength, you can do exercise daily, yoga, swimming, or gym before 3 months of this trek.
During this trek, you will need to cross 9 passes which are above the altitude of 4500 meters from sea level. Crossing these passes might be very difficult for many trekkers. This trek also goes through the Drukgyel Dzong and Paro the third highest mountain of Bhutan Jhomolhari which is at an altitude of 7314 meters. Winter in the snowmen trek region is very extreme and difficult to trek.
Because of this reason snowman trek is mostly closed during the winter season. Along with this, this trek is not for beginners, you will need to have some trekking techniques and experience before this trek. This trek is not for solo and family trekkers. There must be 5 people in a group for this trek. The itinerary of the snowman trek is very long and many people might be fit for the itinerary.
Snowman trek will refresh your mind and your soul and connect you with the peace of nature. The Bhutan snowman trek is a small world in itself where you can drown without resurrection.
Trekking in Nepal vs trekking in Bhutan
Though the snowman trek of Bhutan is very much like trekking in Nepal. The main difference between trekking in Nepal and trekking in Bhutan is that there are very few people trekking in Bhutan. You will not see many other trekkers while trekking in Bhutan but on the other hand while trekking in Nepal you will meet many fellow trekkers on the way. You will also observe that people living on the hills or at the higher latitude places are lower in Bhutan. But here are a higher number of people who reliving in higher altitude places like the Khumbu region.
Because of his daring the entire trek you will see Jangothang, Lingshi, Goyok, Laya, Woche, Chozo, and Thanza villages. But while trekking in Nepal you will see a village or stay at villages daily. The landscape in Bhutan is a heavier forest than the landscapes in Nepal.
Although animals like deer, blue sheep, Himalayan black bears, and snow leopards are found in both countries. Besides all these differences almost all the culture between these countries is the same.
Bhutan Snowman Trek - Trip Info
Duration: 29 Days
Best Travel Time: Late September to Mid November & late March to mid-May.
Transportation: Private Car/Van.