Wilderness Experience Trekking Adventure in Bhutan

Snowman Trek in Bhutan's magical Lunana region

Outdoor adventure in Bhutan

The Snowman Trek in Bhutan's fascinating Lunana region is considered one of the most challenging yet spectacular trekking routes in the world. It stretches over more than 350 km from Drukyel-Dzong to Bhumthang, along the border to Tibet, and leads travellers through the incomparable natural landscapes of the Himalayas.

As a participant of our adventure trip you will witness the fascination of the Snowman Trek yourself and, together with your international team and an experienced guide, immerse yourself into the breathtaking high mountain scenery of Bhutan. During the 27-day trekking tour you will cross 4000m high passes, enjoy views of the highest peaks and deepest valleys, hike past grazing yaks and their shepherds, visit the remotest mountain villages and gain a genuine insight into the country’s wonderful culture.

Become part of an extraordinary trekking trip, experience the fascinating landscapes of the majestic Himalayas up close and enjoy an unforgettable natural adventure.

Lunana is a remote region in the northern part of Bhutan, hardly influenced by tourism. It is located in the eastern part of the mighty Himalayas and fascinates by breathtaking nature: mighty mountain ranges, deep valleys, crystal clear rivers and lakes as well as alpine forests and meadows characterize the landscape. Visitors to Lunana experience a piece of the original Bhutan here – on the one hand through the spectacular scenery of the world-famous high mountains, on the other hand through the numerous settlements and villages of the Himalayans which provide an insight into the traditional, nature-loving way of life of the Bhutanese people.

Services Our Services

Included

  • Placement in the course
  • All meals during the course
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Porters to carry all personal and group equipment and porter’s insurance
  • Assistance with selecting travel insurance
  • All park entrance fees and trekking permits

  • Assistance with booking flights
  • English- and German-speaking tour guide
  • Pre-departure information pack
  • Selected sightseeing stations incl. entrance fees
  • Airport pick up and drop off
  • 24/7 support throughout the course
  • Accommodation during the course

Not included

  • Flights
  • Bottled water, soft drinks, alcoholic beverages
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses and optional excursions

Trekking tour in Bhutan

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35 days --- Price and start date(s) on request

Requirements

Requirements

Participants in our outdoor adventure in Bhutan must be at least 18 years old and have basic English language skills to understand the trekking guide's instructions. However, there will also be a German-speaking travel companion on the tour. Specific previous knowledge is not necessary, but all the more your enthusiasm for nature and outdoor life. A good physical fitness and endurance is absolutely necessary since you undertake daily hikes of four to nine hours in partly rough terrain (and in heights of 2500 to 5000 m) with following overnight accommodation in the tent. Standard vaccinations according to the WHO immunization table, in particular tetanus, are still recommended. Therefore, we ask you to send us a medical certificate about your state of health. Last but not least, it is mandatory to take out an international health insurance before leaving for Bhutan.

Details Trekking adventure in Bhutan

Details

Explore northern Bhutan

On the first day of the programme you will arrive at Paro International Airport and will be picked up by one of our partner's employees together with the other participants of the tour. Together you will travel to the city centre of Paro, where you will be accommodated in a hotel for the upcoming two nights. The following day is scheduled for the hike up to the world famous Taktshang Monastery. Also known as the "Tiger's Nest", this impressive monastery is considered a cultural landmark of Bhutan. After you have returned to your hotel in the evening and spent another night in Paro, the trekking tour starts on the third day of the programme.

 

After your visit to Taktshang on the second day of your journey has given you a better understanding of the country and people of Bhutan, the 27-day trekking tour begins on the third day.

You will always be accompanied by a local guide, a kitchen team and two to three staff members who are responsible for carrying your luggage and camp management. Every day you take on a stage of 10 to 20 kilometres which takes about four to nine hours of hiking time – but an extensive breakfast in the morning, a refreshing break at noon and a rich dinner ensure that your batteries are refreshed.

 

In the course of your trekking tour you will move at altitudes of 2500 to 5000 meters and get to know a new area of the spectacular Lunana region every day. Rough, snow-covered peaks, lush forests, alpine meadows, narrow mountain passes, crystal-clear rivers and lakes as well as small, remote mountain villages – taking part in the trekking tour enables you to get closer to nature and culture of Bhutan in a very special way.

After 27 days of breathtaking trekking, your hiking adventure ends and you change into off-road vehicles. The last six days of your journey will be spent exploring various cities and their cultural sights in northern and central Bhutan. On the last evening you will finally return to Paro, before you can start your journey home or to another destination on the next day.


Course subjects

Stops during your trip

This schedule offers you an overview of the stations and stages which are included in your 35-day outdoor adventure in Bhutan.

Accommodation

Accommodation

During the trip you will be accommodated in hotels/lodges, but most of the time you will camp in the middle of the spectacular mountain scenery of Bhutan and move to new natural sites for the night. Tents and sleeping equipment are provided by our partner. Employees who accompany the tour always take care of setting up and taking down the tents. Toilets and shower tents are available as sanitary facilities. Every day you receive three meals. The first two nights of the programme will be spent in a hotel in Paro. For the last six nights, after the actual trekking tour is finished, you will also stay in hotels/lodges in different cities/towns of Bhutan (the last night of it again in Paro). You will also be provided with three meals a day in the hotels. However, alcoholic beverages and soft drinks must always be purchased separately.

 

Everybody interested in a Wilderness Experience abroad should be able to adjust to entirely unfamiliar standards of living in their future host country. Therefore, we would like to point out the importance of being flexible and adaptable regarding the accommodation and sanitary facilities provided by the project. Those are very basic and – depending on the project – cannot be compared to European standards. The equipment and furnishings are limited to a minimum; air conditioning is not available. Depending on your host country occasional power blackouts or water outages are quite common. Please contact us if you have further questions about your accommodation. We are pleased to provide you with comprehensive information since we would like you to feel entirely prepared for your time abroad.

 

Leisure time

During the entire trip you will always have time in between which you can use for yourself. This is usually around lunchtime or in the evening, but sometimes even whole days are planned as recreation days which you can arrange as you wish. Depending on your arrival or departure time, you will also be able to use the afternoon hours for your own activities on your first or last day in Paro.

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