Approximately: distance 19km, 5 -6 trek. 480m ascent
We continue following the Paro River as the valley widens again, opening to a spectacular area surrounded by high ridges and snowcapped peaks. A few yak-herding families are based in this area, and we may be seeing some of them along the way. Your lunch could be in one of their simple, traditional homes. Today is not a long day but because of altitude gain, the pace is slower. Camp at Jangothang (4080m) below a ruined fortress near the base of Mt. Chomolhari or (Jomolhari).