Everest Base Camp and Kalapathar Trek
Day 17 (PM) > 11th Oct 2007 >>  Gorak-Shep to Lobuche to Pheriche 

We start the return trip from Gorakshep at 9-45AM ...  So a last look back at Buddha Lodge ... you can also see the trail behind the lodges snaking up towards the top of Kalapathar. 


Nupste & Nupste Icefall ... a last look as we head back to Lobuche 


Lobuche appears ahead .. the Teahouses in pic center ... at 11:45AM


At 2:00PM - Dughla we stop for tea. We initially thought of staying here tonight but no room! ... so continued on to Pheriche 

After an hour we descended into the valley heading to Pheriche. It was very cloudy & windy here. 

Nupste & Nuptse Icefall from the trail going back to Lobuche ...  from across the Khumbu Glacier


Day-17 - 11th Oct 2007 - Gorak Shep to Pheriche

We had been to Kalapathar in the morning and had got very clear view of Everest range. On return to Hotel we had our breakfast too and now at 9:45AM we were ready to start our return trek to Pheriche via Lobuche.

Another view looking back .... while crossing the side glacier.

We reached Lobuche in 2 hrs at 11:45 AM and stopped there for Lunch. We left Lobuche at 12:30 and after a short tea-break at Dughla at 2:00PM we finally arrived in Pheriche at 4:00PM.

We reach the Memorial area (above Dughla) at 1:30PM .... and found a big group of over 30 student trekkers....  from Europe 

 Arriving in Pheriche at 4:00PM .... we check into Pumori Lodge

Today was one of the longest trekking days ... 3.5 Hrs to Kalapathar and then another 5.5 Hrs Gorakshep to Pheriche; a total of 9 Hrs walk.

Another view of my Pheriche GH from the side I climb the steps to my 1st floor room. 

View from 1st floor balcony of  Pumori GH at Pheriche