Snowman Trek

Bhutan Bhutan

Worth knowing

The Snowman Trek runs for a length of 269 kilometers through Bhutan.

The difficulty of the trail is rated as very hard and it usually takes 13 days to walk the Snowman Trek.
Of course, how long it really takes for the trail depends on the experience and fitness of the hikers.

The drinking water supply is on the way no problem, since there are numerous possibilities to fill up the water supplies.
This can be done, for example, at streams, springs, but also at wells or public facilities. However, the water may have to be filtered before drinking!

On the trail you are self-sufficient.
But at irregular intervals (at least every few days) there is the possibility to buy food.
This needs to be planned accordingly and it can only be recommended to contact the aid stations and check the opening hours.

You can stay overnight in a tent/tarp.

Wild camping is allowed As always, leave behind no traces . Rubbish has to be taken away and nature has to be respected and protected!

Campfires are currently allowed. However, this can change at any time.
Therefore, please be sure to pay attention to public notices and a possible risk of forest fires..
In addition, new fireplaces should never be built, but existing ones should be used.

Facts about Snowman Trek

269 km
Elevation gain
16.900 m
Elevation loss
16.750 m
Highest Point
Gophu La / 5.455 m
Lowest Point
Phangdo / 2.456 m
Round Trip?
Walk in both directions?
269 km
16.900 m
16.750 m
Gophu La
5.455 m
2.456 m
You have the following accommodation options on the Snowman Trek
  • in a tent/tarp
Solitude on the Snowman Trek
Hardly any other people and you sleep in huts/tents with no contact to villages

The best time to hike the Snowman Trek is:


Arrival to the Snowman Trek

You will arrive via Paro Airport.

You can get to Starting point via Bus. Duration approx. 2 hours.

Departure from the Snowman Trek

Departure is via Paro Airport.

You can get to the airport per Bus / Flugzeug. Takes about 2 hours.

Map and elevation profile of the Snowman Trek

What else you should know about the Snowman Trek

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