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Lunana Trek

Lunana Trek


  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Cost Info

Skyline Treks Expedition have operated Lunana trek on 3 previous occasions and we remain one of the only companies to have successfully done so. We have also run dozens of treks in and out of Lunana over the years, using shorter approaches, and can claim to have run more Lunana treks than any other company. However, the complete Lunana Snowman, which incorporates the whole route from Paro past Chomolhari, through Lingshi and Laya, is very infrequently done. Although this is a long trek (and therefore more expensive), it is a wonderful trekking challenge. We feel that this is one of our most ‘special’ treks. After trekking past Bhutan’s second highest peak, Chomolhari 7,314m/23,999ft the route takes you through fabulous mountains and isolated areas to reach the village of Laya. From here you strike east again into Lunana. Lunana trek is, without a doubt, the most remote region in Bhutan – even the king has only very recently visited it. It is closed throughout the winter by snowbound passes and indeed the lowest pass to enter Lunana is 16,500ft/5,029m. It is no mean success and few people have managed this journey. The route, of course, is the usual extension of our Hidden Kingdom trek, thus completing a negotiate of the northern border with Tibet and thereby seeing all the un-named, unclimbed, unmapped Bhutanese peaks between 6,010m/20,000ft and 7,300m/24,000ft.

Day 01: Arrive Paro from Bangkok, Kathmandu or Delhi (By Druk Air).

Day 02: Paro.

Day 03: Paro- Thimpu.

Day 04: Thimpu- Punakha.

Day 05: Punakha- Tashithang- Goen Damji (Start of Lunana Trek).

Day 06: Goen Damji- Gasa.

Day 07: Gasa- Koena.

Day 08: Koena- Laya.

Day 09: Laya (Halt).

Day 10: Laya- Rodophu.

Day 11: Rodophu- Narithang.

Day 12: Narithang- Tarina.

Day 13: Tarina- Woche.

Day 14: Woche- Lhedi.

Day 15: Lhedi- Thanza.

Day 16: Thanza (Halt).

Day 17: Thanza- Tshochena.

Day 18: Tshochena- Jichu Dramo.

Day 19: Jichu Dramo- Chukarpo.

Day 20: Chukarpo- Tampetso.

Day 21: Tampetso- Maorothang.

Day 22: Maorothang- Nikachu (End of Lunana Trek).

Day 23: Nikachu- Thimpu.

Day 24: Thimpu- Paro.

Day 25: Paro- Airport for Departure

Cost Includes:

  • Hotel accommodation on twin sharing basis; single supplement is available upon request with extra surcharge as applicable.
  • Meals; B=Breakfast, L=Lunch; D=Dinner and evening tea with biscuits.
  • Transport within Bhutan.
  • Trekking equipment like sleeping bag, dining tents, kitchen tents, toilet tents, mattresses, etc.
  • Services of experienced licensed English speaking guides.
  • Trekking cooks and trek assistant.
  • supply of pack and riding ponies.
  • Bhutan entry visa fees.
  • Royalty and taxes.

Cost Exclude:

  • Departure Tax where applicable.
  • Air fare.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Rescue operations by helicopters.
  • Excess baggage charges.
  • Mineral water, soft drinks and any alcoholic beverages, cigarettes, laundry, telephone calls, tips and any other personal expenses.
  • Nepal Visa (if entering Bhutan through Nepal)
  • Any services in Kathmandu/Nepal (hotels, transport, etc)
  • Any cost arising from political disturbances, strikes, cancellation of flights, deviation in program, delays due to landslides/ road blockage or otherwise.

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