October 20, 2017
Our final team of the autumn trekking season in Nepal all safely arrived in Lukla (9300ft.) with all of their duffel bags. A great start to an Everest Base Camp + Gokyo Loop Trek!
After a cup of tea in Lukla, they hit the trail and are now in Phakding (8500ft.). Trekking from Lukla to Phakding is quite enjoyable, and ironically, generally downhill. The trail winds through the forest and several small villages before arriving at their final suspension bridge of the day which takes them across the Dudh Kosi River into Phakding. It’s about a 3 or 4 hour hike which is perfect after their early wake up call at the hotel and flight to Lukla. It’s always nice to hit the trail and stretch the legs!
Tomorrow they’ll get their first dose of altitude as they climb the Namche Hill into Namche Bazaar (11,300ft). More on that tomorrow.
All is well in Phakding!