Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Explore Your Adventure Quotient at Bhutan Snowman Trek

Snowman Trek In Bhutan
Snowman Trek Route
Whenever it comes to highlight the most challenging Trek in Bhutan, snowman trek is the one that comes at the top. This trek is known as one of the high altitude treks in Bhutan. Each year, a significant amount of daredevil trekkers comes here to capture the most incredible trekking moments of their lifetime. This trek crosses through dozens of high passes of 5000 meters as well as various unnamed and unclimbed 7000-meter peaks. Hence, usually this trek is chosen by only those tourists who crave for adventure and experimenting with new stuff. So, if you are the one, with an adventure-oriented mind, then this Snowman Trek Bhutan is the ideal option for you.

While trekking here, you might get fascinating views of Bhutan's pristine landscape, Buddhist culture, wonderful people, high altitude wildlife (like blue sheep and snow leopard) and turquoise-tinted lakes.

Now the question arises here, as to how would you start your journey to the Bhutan Snowman Trek and what is the necessary information that you must keep abreast with.In order to make sure that your adventure trip turns out to be a pure fun-filled activity, you need to know the following information:

1. Trekking Route

As already mentioned above that it is the most difficult and challenging trek in Bhutan, therefore before trekking you must be alert about the route of this trek. Officially, this trek starts from Paro, and passes through Lingshi and Laya. Further, it reaches to the remote Lunana in northern Bhutan. From there you have the option to either return to the lateral road at Nikka Chhu, or continue further to reach Bumthang.

2. Number of Days Required

It would hardly take 19 to 24 days to complete the trek. If you, say, start from Paro, then it shall take you about 24 days, including a day of rest in Laya. If you choose to start from Punakha; then it is probably a minimum of 19 days trek.

3. Altitude

Amongst the various Bhutan Tours and Treks, this trek is certainly a true high-altitude trek; from Laya, you will continuously stay above 4000m and if you leave from Paro, then you would already reach 4000m at the Jomolhari base camp.

4. Highest Passes

The highest passes on this trek are:
  • Loju La (5155m)
  • Gangla Karchung La (5230m) Rinchenzoe La(5332m) Jaze La (5251 m)

5. Highest Camps

  • Jichhu Dramo (5060m)
  • Tshochena (4975m)

6. Longest day of Trekking

If you decide to walk from Thanza to Tshochena in just one day, it will take almost 8-9 hours, climbing nearly 1200m from 4000 up to 5250m. Thus, it is generally advised to stay and rest overnight at Dhamji. If you walk down a little from Chhukarpo, then the longest day can be the one from Jichhu Dramo to Chukarpo. It will take about 8 hours of your day.

With this information, you can easily start off your adventure tour and make sure that the moments are picture-perfect for you. Also, it is necessary to know that you may explore this trek in any season that suits you. But ideally, the Best Time to Visit Bhutan for trekking here is considered to be the first 3 weeks of October. So, plan accordingly and sensibly!!