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.
|↑ 650m ↓ 835m
|↑ 2,133ft ↓ 2,740ft
|Start Finish elevation
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.