Approximately: 11km, 5 hours trek. 720m ascent, 340m descent.
Our hike today starts with a very gentle uphill trail to the top of the eastern ridge of the Soi Yaksa valley. From here we can enjoy an incredible view of the amphitheater of mountains to the north. Little by little the very top of Chomolhari and Jichu Drake reappear on the distant horizon as we approach our lunch spot. Cross Takhung La (4520m). A short descent thereafter, leads into wide and grassy Thangbue valleys (4180m). This area is rich pastureland for yaks, and we'll probably see nomadic yak herders camped in their traditional woolen tents and stone huts.