Snowman Trek:Gangkhar Puensum Extension

Summary

This will take you to the base of the yet unscaled virgin peak, Gangkar Puensum. You have the opportunity to soak in two of Bhutan’s most revered hot springs, believed to have curative powers – the Gasa Hot Spring and Dur Hot Spring.

You can visit and see the grandeur of Gasa Dzong, a 17th-century Fortress and interact with the people of Laya and learn about their way of life.

Itinerary at a glance

Day 1-4: Paro – Thimphu – Damji
Day 5
: Damji – Gasa
Day 6: Gasa – Chamsa. (Altitude 3650m, Duration 6-7 hours.)
Day 7: Chamsa – Laya.
Day 8: Rest day at Laya for acclimatization
Day 9: Laya – Rhodophu
Day 10: Rhodophu – Tarina
Day 11: Tarina – Wache
Day 12: Wache – Lhedi. (Altitude: 3650 m.)
Day 13: Lhedi – Thanza. (Duration: 7-8 hours.)
Day 14: Rest day at Thanza
Day 15: Thanza – Tsorim. (Duration: 8-9 hours.)
Day 16: Tsorim – Gangkar Phuensum base camp. (Duration: 6-7 hours)
Day 17: Rest day at the base camp.
Day 18: Base camp – Geshe Woma. (Duration: 6-8 hours.)
Day 19: Geshe Woma – Warathang. (Duration: 8-9 hours.)
Day 20: Warthang – Dur Tsachu. (Duration: 5 hours.)
Day 21: Dur Tsachu – Tshochenchen. (Duration: 8-9 hours.)
Day 22: Tshochenchen – Dur, Jakar
Day 23: Bumthang – Paro
Day 24: Departure from Bhutan