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The Snowman Trek is an extension of the beautiful Laya Gasa Trek, and leads from Laya into high altitudes of the Bhutanese Himalayas. It takes tough and enduring trekkers into the Lunana region and further on to Gangkar- Puensum and Bumthang or down to Sephu in Trongsa district, depending on which route you choose. The Snowman trek leads through the most remote areas up to very high altitudes. Trekkers have to camp in altitudes above 5,000m more than once, and depending on the seasonal temperatures, the camps are sometimes on snow.
Snowman Trek is one of the reputed and most difficult treks of the world. The best time for Snowman Trek is summer – unlike many other high altitude treks of Bhutan. Many groups that attempt this tough trek do not finish due to problems with the high altitude or snow blocked passes. However, those who make it will remember this trek as an outstanding, beautiful and as one of the most rewarding trek of their life.
Darjeeling Off Road Adventure Office
7 am from Off Road Adventure Office
Morning Drive till Maneybhanjyang, In Maneybhanjyang we will take our breakfast and Entry Passport details.Later drive till dhotre. From Dhotre the day walk is uphill and the trail passes through forests of Rhododendrons and Magnolias. 1st day trek is not so long, before tumling we will reach tonglu where we will have our Lunch. After having lunch 30 minutes downhill trek till tumling, The trekkers hut at Tumling(2790m) is located on a hill top overlooking the Sikkim Himalayas.Evening Go for sunset with our Guide
Dinner and Overnight in Tumling.
In day 2 our guide will wake you up early morning and take you for sunrise. Later we will take our breakfast and undertake a pleasant walk through the forest which is home to the rare Red Panda and the Tragopan. From Tumling trails are straight for kilometer then later we descend few hundred meters down till Gairibans. Gairibans is a small village and also base for security forces of India. We usually stop in Gairibans for Tea break before uphill trek to Kalapokhari which is around 6 kms from Gairibans. Reach Kalapokhri (famous for the pond of black water which never freezes and is revered by the local people) trekkers hut where we spend the night.Afternoon you are free to explore Kalapokhari,a small village of nepal.
Later Dinner and Overnight in Nepal
Day 03 is shortest trek so today we start late. After breakfast, start the trek to Sandakphu(3636m) which takes about 3/4hrs.Trek is short but trails are Uphill.After 5 Kms we finally reach Sandakphu.Sandakphu which is highest point in entire state of west bengal is the place to view mountains. On a clear day one can see the peaks of Lhotse (8501m), Everest (8848m) and Makalu (8475m) of the Nepal Himalayas and the huge Kanchenjunga massif (8586m) along with other peaks of the Sikkim Himalayas.After reaching sandakphu you will get Hot lunch then you are free to take rest or explore the area,later in evening our Guide will take you for sunset in a place named “GOAT” located in nepal side. If lucky one can see waves of Clouds below with amazing sunset.
Take dinner then Overnight Stay in Sandakphu
We wake early morning and go for Sunrise.View from sandakphu during morning is extremely clear if weather is good,changing color of mountains is also something to experience.After sometime we take our breakfast then leave for Sirikhola,last day trek from sandakphu to sirikhola is entire downhill. Trek through the most beautiful forests of the Singalila range. One of the few places in the world where you might see a red panda in the wild.
Reach sirikhola by noon then take lunch ,Later Drive to Darjeeling which is approx 4 hrs drive.
Reach Darjeeling, Trek Ends