655 metres elevation gain on switchback trails — easy in the summer, but potential slippery and dangerous with snow and ice.
Once you reach the Sulphur Mountain Gondola top station, the best is yet to come. A network of trails along the ridge, and viewing decks at the gondola station, provide stunning views of Banff, the Bow Valley, and 360-degree views in every direction.
The highest point is the historic Cosmic Ray Station.
Ramblin’ Boy posted a detailed trip report on the famed Snowman / Lunana Trek.
He was guided by Yangphel, a Thimphu adventure travel agency though he had booked through the trip through World Expeditions.
Snowman is one of the best treks in the world. However, the cost to trek in Bhutan was$300 / day.
If money is no object, go for it.
… Covering over three hundred kilometres in twenty-three days at high altitude means there is lots of time for something to go wrong –
There were 16 in our trekking party, most with a tent of their own. As well, perhaps ten locals – guides, cook team, tent team, horse handlers. The horses made up the single largest group – there were 43 of them. We were a village on the move! …
Has the Overland Track, Australia’s most famous long-distance walk, just been usurped? Edging along the tops of cliffs that soar more than 300m above the unruly Southern Ocean, the Three Capes Track (threecapestrack.com.au) has quickly assumed the mantle of Australia’s most intriguing bushwalk.
The four-day, 46km track opened to huge expectations at the end of 2015 …
… criticisms that have hounded the track are the cost (at AU$495 per person, it’s more than double the price of the Overland Track) and initially there were no camping facilities for traditional bushwalkers. …
To regulate walker numbers, which have been capped at 48 setting out each day, Tasmania’s Parks and Wildlife Service has established a permit system. Bookings should be made at threecapestrack.com.au/booking.
The walk officially begins at the Port Arthur Historic Site, about a 90-minute drive from the Tasmanian capital of Hobart.