Pheriche to Namche Bazaar
Starting Elevation: 4,240m/13,911ft
Ending Elevation: 3,440m/11,285ft
Duration: 6 hours
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Everest Base Camp Trek’s end is gradually arriving. This will be the second last trekking day of the entire trek. Today, you’ll cover around 20km in total. So you will start the hike earlier to reach Namche on time. After packing your things and having breakfast in Pheriche, you’ll leave the village by heading down to the river.
Across the river, you’ll enter the valley by gaining some elevation. You’ll walk along the valley for some time and reach the route you walked on the earlier part of the trek. From here, you’ll retrace the trail that you have walked already. The only difference you’ll feel is the route is now descending. You’ll enjoy the same views of the region but from the opposite direction. And if you like to catch mountains, you’ll need to turn back and see. The peaks such as Ama Dablam and Everest will be on the backside now.
As you continue on the trail, you will gradually lose elevations. It will be an easy walk as you’ll have more downhills than uphills. After some hours of walking, you’ll reach Pangboche village for a short panoramic rest. Afterward, you’ll leave Pangboche behind to descend further through the valley. You’ll cross some suspension bridges in this portion.
Trekking ahead, you’ll pass Deboche and Tengboche village. Tengboche is the midpoint of the Pheriche to Namche Bazaar trek. So you will have lunch in the townlet of Tengboche Monastery. You’ll love the vicinity of the village and the view beyond.
Following lunch, you’ll do a rapid and zig-zag trek downwards. This part is a bit technical so watch out for your steps. You’ll complete the downhill part and cross a bridge to join an uphill trek to the valley.
This uphill portion may feel difficult after a day full of easy downhills. It will take you to a forested side. And at the end of the uphill, you will step onto the easy route to Namche Bazaar. The easy path to Namche Bazaar offers excellent sights of Nuptse, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and Everest. And the rapid Dudh Koshi River will be down below from the trail. You will love this part of the day as it is easy and scenic.
After walking for some easy treks, the path will lead you to Namche Bazaar. You’ll start to see the Himalayan town as you move ahead. This will be the end of the Pheriche to Namche Bazaar Trek. Take a good dinner and sleep for the last trekking day of the Everest Base Camp Trek.