The ultimate high-level traverse through the Bhutan Himalaya, from Shana, through Laya, to Lunana.
Quite possibly the greatest trail on Earth, Bhutan's incredible Snowman Trek follows the spine of the Himalaya between Bhutan and Tibet, from Paro in the west to Trongsa in the east. During the course of this unsurpassable 25 day trek, we will cross 11 passes in excess of 4500 metres, including 5 over 5000 metres, and visit the almost separate mountain kingdom of Lunana, one of the remotest inhabited valleys on the planet Earth. Along the way we'll journey through fabled villages, like Laya, walk beneath peaks of six and seven thousand-metres, including Chomolhari, the astounding Jichu Drake, and the World's highest unclimbed peak, Gangkar Puensum. We'll also have time to absorb some of the incredible culture of this unique Himalayan Kingdom with visits to the spectacular cliff-face Taktsang 'Tiger's Nest' Monastery and the picturesque Punakha Dzong. Not for novices, this tough trek is the holy grail for seasoned Himalayan trekkers.
Hermit's CaveUnique to KE is the acclimatisation trek up to visit the Hermit’s Cave, just prior to arriving at Chomolhari Basecamp. Not only is this a culturally interesting visit to an area rarely visited by trekkers, it is also a fantastic aid to acclimatisation that will help prepare you for the rest of your trekking holiday.
BOOK EARLY for BHUTAN! With only two airlines operating flights into Paro from Kathmandu, seats are limited and in high demand. Book early to guarantee your place on your chosen departure. We strongly advise booking a year in advance where possible.