Today walk is not long so we can visit Tsarang monastery before going steeply down to a river bridge. After crossing the river the route is initially very steep up a stony track. As you round the corner and heads north, a fine view unfolds to the south, with Tsarang on the edge of the cliff in the foreground and the great white Himalayan peaks of Nilgiri, Tilicho and Annapurna I behind.
Bhrikuti Peak is visible to the south-east. The trail climbs gently along the west side of a side valley to an isolated chorten at 3620m, 2 hours from Tsarang. A further hour takes you to 3700m with some spectacular caves high up in the cliffs to the east. The trail now heads across an open region, always climbing gently beside a cliff of fine yellow conglomerate and dark horizontal iron bands. Having climbed to around 3850m, a pass is reached, where you will see the view of the walled city of Lo Manthang. The bright red and grey monastery of Namgyal sits on top of a promontory, with the wide valley surrounding tingkar and Phuwa villages behind. Descending for some time the trail crosses a stream and climbs up to Lo Manthang. Overnight at Camp