A team of 11 women, led by Bachendri Pal, successfully completed the Snowman Trek in Bhutan, one of the toughest in the world. Starting at Paro Valley on 4 June 2011, the trek was completed at Sephu village on 27 June 2011. It involved crossing 11 high mountain passes and other difficult terrains. The expedition was sponsored by Tata Steel Adventure Foundation, Jamshedpur, Jharkhand.