World Reviewer rating

Worth a visit
Rating 1.2 (188 votes)

The Complete Lunana Snowman Trek

Listed under Trekking in Bhutan.

  • Photo of The Complete Lunana Snowman Trek
  • Photo of The Complete Lunana Snowman Trek
Photo of The Complete Lunana Snowman Trek
Photo by flickr user prbuckley1
Pin It

This trek travels the full length of Bhutan’s highest mountain range, into it’s most remote district, Lunana, which is surrounded and enclosed by high mountains. Most of the regions inhabitants have never travelled beyond the mountains and in 1989 I was part of only the second British party to enter Lunana. It is particularly interesting to see the culture and the villages which have remained relatively unaffected by the outside world.

The trail passes along the greener, southern side of the Himalayan chain, through uninhabited country up against the sides of unmapped peaks and crossing mountain passes up to 17,000 feet high and you never know what’s around the steep corners. This a relatively difficult trek completed by very few people and you need to be in robust health and have plenty of walking experience before attempting it.

Written by  Steve Berry.

Comments, reviews and questions by other travellers

I am Karma tour guide, recently I was on Snow man treks. I have many pictures from treks, I like to share if possible.

1 Reply

If you look at the border of your browser you'll see an 'Add a Photo' button - if you click on that you should be able to upload your digital images - we'd love to see them!

Is there a video associated with this - how can I access it?

Is there a video associated with this - how can I access it?

1 Reply

There isn't on this page, but there may be elsewhere on the web...

Post a comment, review or question

I want to
My comment - optional
Rating - how would you rate this place or experience?

Who's been here

No travelers have told us they have been here. Have you?

Similar Experiences

  • K2 Base Camp and Gondogoro La

    Ambitious but fantastic. This trip is equal to Everest’s Base Camp in it’s scenic views of some of the worlds tallest mountain…

  • Trekking Everest

    This trek is a comprehensive journey through the heart of Sherpa country and in sight of the most spectacular mountains in the …

  • Climb Kilimanjaro

    Imagine experiencing sunrise near the summit of Kilimanjaro, with the African plains below and the retreating glaciers glimmeri…

Nearby Experiences

  • Chomolhari

    Every year Tibetan Buddhists walk in procession from the town of Phari Dson to the holy lake Chomo Lharang as a pilgrimage to t…

  • Tshogshing Lhakhang (Temple of the Tree of Wisdom)

    The Tshogshing Lhakhang or ‘tree of life’ is a three dimensional Buddhist mandala decorated with the major deities from each of…

  • Taksang Monastery

    Perched spectacularly on a mountain over looking the Paro Valley, Taktsang Lhakang is named for one of Bhutan’s Buddhist father…

Related links

Contribute to this page