A wonderful late 10 am departure from Namche and this view as we depart.
The final view of Mt Everest, partly obscured by clouds.
We spent around an hour descending around 600 metres from Namche. Very pleasant trail in the woods.
The view of the valley we head back along, once we descend. Very different to the icy peaks, but still very beautiful.
The view of the river from the high bridge we cross first.
What happens if a porter is crossing the bridge, and a mule decides to cross the bridge also? A very tight squeeze for the porter! At least it wasn’t a yak!
Then we have three hours or so of walking alongside the river.
At the 4th of five bridges, there’s this kid riding a mule. Very cute.
The vegetables are growing now we’re lower down.
Another bridge crossing.
In the final stages, you pass through a lot of villages, where the path is separated from the homes.
A blossoming tree near the bottom of a small waterfall.
And finally Phakding, which can be seen in the distance just beyond the 5th bridge.
A fairly easy four hours of trekking. While we passed through this area 13 days ago, you get quite different views when walking through it in the opposite direction.
Tomorrow is the final trek to Lukla, where we stay overnight before flying to Kathmandu.