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blueBlack Lukla to Phakding

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4.6 mile 7.4 kilometer point to point
Intermediate/Difficult

Elevation

Ascent: 458' 139 m
Descent: -1,175' -358 m
High: 9,350' 2,850 m
Low: 8,384' 2,555 m

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Avg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)

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The first day of the Everest Base Camp Trek.

Sarbendra Pachhai

Features River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers

Description

This trail heads from Lukla (2835m) to Phakding (2635m). Our early morning flight brings us to Lukla, the most well-known mountain airstrip and one of the busiest runways in Nepal. On arrival, we meet our staff. Surprisingly, this high-altitude trek begins by descending to the river at Phakding. The trek on this day will take about 3 hrs, and is designed to help hikers acclimate to the group, the terrain, and the guides.

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Feb 8, 2017
Michael Wandel

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