Trek to Phuktal
The hike to Phuktal (circa. 7 – 8 hours) is beautiful, exciting and in a Grand Canyon above the river, which changes its colour from Lapis Lazuli to Turquois. Niri chu becomes Tsarap Chu or the Tsarap river which originates around the region where we are going to end our trek.
Even though, for centuries, the residents of Shade have walked and maintained this as the main entrance route to their village, it still requires a level of experience in walking on narrow edges above deep gorges.
It is possible to camp near the monastery guesthouse 3840m or across the Tsarap chu in the village of Jugar 3860m. BF,L,D