June to
15d 9h
FKT (Standard)

About the Route


The Snowman Trek in Bhutan has to be one of the most remote and scarcely visited trekking routes in the world. In large part, this is because visiting Bhutan is expensive and requires careful advance planning. Those that make the journey tend to focus on Tiger’s Nest Monastery, Punakha, Thimpu, and similarly accessible cultural wonders. Venturing into the heart of the Himalayas is something more often contemplated for visits to Nepal. But what the Snowman Trek lacks in accessibility, it makes up for in culture and natural beauty. Thanks to Bhutan’s intense focus on environmental conservation, air quality is impeccable throughout the country and you’ll have a sense that your tourism dollars are contributing to protecting the mountains, rather than threatening them.

“Sometimes you turn a corner and you are just stopped dead in your tracks. The scenery is just unbelievable.”

- Matt Brazier

Besides its remoteness, the Snowman Trek is challenging because it requires spending around 3 weeks at altitude in variable weather. Near the border with Tibet, the trail crosses 11 high passes, 4 of which are over 16,400 feet high. It’s not a journey to be undertaken lightly! But if you can make the trip, you’ll find it’s about much more than simply trekking in nature. The surrounding mountains are dotted with chortens and Buddhist monasteries, where you can see how religion permeates the life of Bhutanese people, even deep in the Himalayas.

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