Where Eagles Dare – Snowman Trek
Described by The Lonely Planet as one of the most difficult treks of the world, the Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya into high altitudes of the Bhutanese Himalayas. Demanding stamina, endurance and energy, it is designed for experienced trekkers. However, the trek’s worth is embodied in the treasures one can feast on and experience during the trek. Traversing through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes above 5,000m the camps are sometimes on blankets of snow. Trekkers are taken into the Lunana region and further on to Gangkhar Puensum and Bumthang or down to Sephu in Trongsa district, depending on the route chosen.
Groups often fail to make this trek due to problems associated with the high altitude, such as passes blocked by snow. Therefore, the best time for the Snowman Trek – unlike the other high altitude treks of Bhutan – is in summer. People who make this trek remember it as an outstanding achievement.
Duration: 29 days (Total)
Max. Elevation: 5,320m
Highest Camp: 5,050m
Best Seasons: Mid June to Mid October