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Ep.3 Everest Base Camp Trek - Phortse to Pheriche

Saturday 31st March to Sunday 1st April 2018 - Day 5 to 6

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The Phortse to Pheriche leg of the trek was going to be a wounder and it didn't disappoint!

Most of the hike was along the top of a ravine, with the trail getting far too narrow for some of our group's liking! Around 400 metres below was a rumbling mountain river, crystal blue with a white-water froth, so very beautiful.

We left the hostel in Phortse on Saturday the 31st of March. With our normal routine of breakfast at 8am, leaving our kit bags out for the yaks beforehand. We had our breakfast and watched as they started to get loaded. I’m fascinated by them, they’re so placid but happy looking, and are very important to their herders.

After around two hours we stopped for a cuppa at a tea-house, I was busting for the loo but didn’t fancy using what was on offer. With lunch another hour and a half away, I could wait.