Stage 5: Leaving Lo Manthang, the trail steadily climbs two small passes before plunging through a spectacular canyon to Dhi village.
Leaving Dhi, we continue along the river bed to the finish in Yara. The cliffs opposite Yara are famous for good reason.
In the afternoon, a short hike to a cave is an option. Tashi Kabum, a not easily accessible cave housing a beautiful stupa and some paintings in Pala idiom. Possibility of fossil hunting in the riverbed below the cave.
Overnight in small tea-house.
|Distance||16 km||9.9 mi|
|Elevation gain/loss||↑ 650m ↓ 835m||↑ 2,133ft ↓ 2,740ft|
|Start Finish elevation||3820m→3608m||12,533ft→11,837ft|
Stage Profile! A fast course with a slow, hot finish. The fit will find a lot to run, then enjoy an awesome descent which fills shoes with sand. After crossing a river, then a steady riverbed climb to the finish.