Welcome to Jakar to the Ura Valley

The road climbs to a chorten, then finally crosses the Shertang La (3590m), also known as the Ura La. Just before the pass you'll get a view of Gangkhar Puensum (7541m) to the northwest and the yellow-roofed lhakhang of Shingkhar village below.

It's then a long descent into the Ura valley. The direct descent on foot or mountain bike from the pass makes for a nice hour-long walk into Ura village. A couple of kilometres before the turn-off to the village of Ura, which lies below the road, is the turn-off to Shingkhar.

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