The trek from Talekha is a gradual climb through thick forests of blue pine and ever green oak trees initially, and then into forest carpeted by soft pine and spruce for about 2 ½ hours, until you arrive at a yak herder’s camp. This is our lunch spot.
The tree line ends here and for another half an hour, you will be climbing through high altitude plants like Khems and other scrubs. You will then reach Jelezela (Pass) at 4,000 m, from where you can have a breathtaking view of Thimphu town and surrounding places like Phajoding, Yuesepang and others. On the north you will see the spectacular peaks of the Himalayas, such as, Jichu Drake Gang, Jhomolhari, Jichu Drake, Jom Gang, Gangchen Ta, Masagang, Tseda Gang, Table Mountain and Gangkhar Punsum. The entire Dagala range can also be seen.
Once you cross the pass, the trek descends for about an hour. You will then cross two ridges and arrive at a Yak camp called Japhuna(3,800m), your camp for the night.