Narethang to Tarina || Narethang to Tarina Trek - Snowman
Approx. 18km, 6-7 hours/270m ascent, 1200m descent.
It takes us about one hour to reach our pass at the head of the valley (Karchung La at 5120m). Mountain views from the pass are excellent with distant Kangbum (6526m) to the west and the rugged peaks of Tsenda Kang, Teri Gang (7300m) and Jejekangphu gang (7100m) on the northern horizon. These dramatic peaks feed the lakes and river system before us. The path descends down through lateral moraine to the edge of a near vertical wall. Views from here are breathtaking-among the best along the entire trek. A massive glacier descends from Teri Kang to a deep turquoise lake in front of you. Then the steep path descends through thick rhododendron shrubs and trees to the valley floor where our camp is set in a clearing, a little further downstream at an altitude of approx 3980m.