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Lunana Snowman Trek

34 Days Trip Code NSTR266

It is the high altitude, long distances, climate, remoteness and logistical organization that makes this trek so challenging. It is for these reasons that makes the Lunana region of Bhutan one of the least visited areas of the world. This is a 28 day trek through high alpine country crossing the north of Bhutan near the border with Tibet. It covers a distance of 356 kilometres, crosses over eight high mountain passes, several of which are over 5,000 meters, and stays at an average altitude of 4,000 meters. We will see many un-named and un-mapped peaks up to 7,000m. This is a difficult trek but is a suitable objective for fit hill walkers. Flexibility and patience will be required at times!

Itinerary

  • Day: 1 Fly to Paro (2,280m), afternoon sightseeing. Fly by Druk Air to Paro. The flight has superb views of the Himalayas. On arrival we meet our Bhutanese guide and driven back to the hotel in Paro. In the afternoon we will explore Paro town, change money at the bank and then visit Paro Dzong and the National museum.
  • Day: 2 Morning walk to Taktsang monastery (Tiger’s Nest) After breakfast we walk up to the Taktsang monastery know as the “Tiger’s Nest”. It takes about 2 to 3 hours to walk through pine forest and up to the monastery perched on a cliff overlooking the valley.
  • Day: 3 Trek to Shana (2,790m)- 5 hours walking.
  • Day: 4 Trek to Soi Thangthanka (3,510m)- 6 to 7 hours walking.
  • Day: 5 Trek to Jangothang (4,080m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 6 Acclimatisation day at Jangothang (4,080m).
  • Day: 7 Trek to Lingshi (4,150m) crossing Nyile La (4,890m)- 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 8 Trek to Chebisa (3,850m)- 4 hours walking.
  • Day: 9 Trek to Shomuthang (3,950m) crossing Gombu La (4,400m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 10 Trek to Robulathang (4,410m) crossing Jhare La (4,780m)- 7 hours walking.
  • Day: 11 Trek to Limithang (4,160m) crossing the Shinge La (5,000m).
  • Day: 12 Trek to Laya (3,700m)- 4 to 5 hours walking.
  • Day: 13 Rest day.
  • Day: 14 Trek to Rodophu (4,120m)- 6 to 7 hours walking.
  • Day: 15 Trek to Narethang (4,900m) crossing Tsema La (4,905m)- 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 16 Trek to Tarina (5,080m) crossing the Karchung la (5,240m)- 7 to 8 hours walking.
  • Day: 17 Trek to Woche (3,810m).
  • Day: 18 Trek to Lhedi (3,700m) crossing Keshe La (4,435m)- 6 to 7 hours walking.
  • Day: 19 Trek to Thanza (3,970m).
  • Day: 20 Rest day.
  • Day: 21 Trek to before Danje (4,540m)- 4 hours walking.
  • Day: 22 Trek to Tshorim lake camp (5,250m)- 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 23 Trek over Gophu la (5,240m) and to Geche Woma (4,450m)- 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 24 Trek to Mischugang (4,200m) at base of Phorang La- 4 hours walking.
  • Day: 25 Trek to Worithang (4,400m) crossing Phorang La (4,650m) and Saga La (4,820m)- 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 26 Trek to Dur Tsachu (3,200m) crossing Nephu La (4,560m)- 4 hours walking.
  • Day: 27 Trek to Tso Chenchen (3,850m) crossing Gongto La (4,327m) and Djule La (4,551m)- 7 to 8 hours walking.
  • Day: 28 Trek to Gorsum (2,680m)- 5 to 6 hours walking.
  • Day: 29 Contingency day or extra rest day.
  • Day: 30 Trek to Minchugang then drive to Bumthang- 3 hours walking and 40 minutes driving.
  • Day: 31 Drive to Wangdiphodrang- 8 hours driving.
  • Day: 32 Drive to Thimphu- 4 hours driving.
  • Day: 33 Sightseeing in Thimphu.
  • Day: 34 Transfer to airport and fly back Kathmandu/Dhaka/Bangkok/Calcutta.

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