Today is a hard day, with a lot of distance to cover. The altitude gain is also above slighly above the limit. The trail after lunch is rough and stony with many rises and drops.
Following the river upstream from the campsite, we pass old ruins Shana Bridge, destroyed by the major flood caused by glacial lake outbursts in the 1950’s. This bridge was used in the old days by travelers coming from or going to Phari in Tibet. The trail climbs steadily through a heavily forested area of oak, rhododendron, bamboo, and ferns.
After crossing a small house, Shing Karap is reached. Not far after Shing Karap, we pass a junction en-route, where another path leads up the easy, forbidden pass of Tremo La and onwards to the city of Phari in Tibet. This used to be the old trading route.
The trail makes a short steep climb and descent followed by a big bridge at 3250 m, crossing to the east side of the river is Thongo Zam, a possible lunch spot. The trek to Thangthangka continues through the forest consisting of birch, fir, larch, maple and blue pine.
After a short climb, we reach Seyende Zam where there is a big chorten (stupa). On clear whether we can see Mt. Chomolhari to the North. Further up about 20-30 minutes until we reach our camp in a meadow. Overnight at tented camps.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.