The "Classic" Trek route to Mt. Everest Base Camp from Jiri to Namche-Bazaar   

This page describes Trek Day-3 : 
Bhandar > Sete 

 Looking back at Bhandar ... as we start 3rd day trek at 7:00AM

At 8-40AM we reached the edge and look down below 

at Tharo Khola that we need to cross to reach Kenja

Kenja ...  coming up ahead

Looking back down at Kenja at 1230PM after 45mins of climbing

Day-3 -- 27th Sept 2007: We woke up to find the rains gone and a  sunny and bright day outside.

  Bhavnath, me, Brigette and her porter (L to R) .....  outside the Sobha Lodge ..... enjoying the bright sunshine outdoor, after breakfast

We started the 3rd day trek at 7:00AM. Initially the trail gradually descended down the valley, following many terraced cultivated fields. Then a steep climb down towards the river below and into Kenja village (1600M) across a suspension bridge crossing the river Tharo Khola (pic below) and we reached Kenja at 11:30AM (pic below left) and stopped here for a 'Dal-Bhat'  lunch. 

Bhanvanth on the bridge over Tharo Khola 

After lunch we started the steep climb up to Sete our destination for the day. This was tough climb and the last two hours of it was in a constant drizzle of rain. We arrived at Sete at 5:20PM (2520M climb of 900M from Kenja) dog-tired. This was a long trekking day! Checked into a pretty solid hotel there - Sherpa Lodge. Brigette & her German friend too stayed here. After a dinner of Roti-Dal-Sabzi, I slept off early at 8:00PM.

Me, outside "Sherpa Guide Lodge" at Sete ...  pic taken next morning

View from Sete next morning - weather appeared to be clear