Phakding to Monjo (approximately 5 kilometres: 3 hours’ walking)
After breakfast, you will trek to the village of Monjo. Your route follows a level path along the right bank of the river. Thamserku, 6,623 metres high, looms skyward on the opposite bank. After crossing a stream and climbing the terraced hill from the Dudh Koshi route, the group will arrive at Banker. Continuing through a forest, we arrive at Chumow, where we can visit the vegetable farm. Walking along a path with numerous ups and downs, we will cross a stream and enter the small village of Monjo.
Monjo to Namche (approximately 6 kilometres: 4 to 5 hours’ walking)
After lunch, start your walk to Namche. Descending stone steps the path comes to a suspension bridge, and, after a short climb you reach Jorshale. This is the entrance to the National Park, and the group we rejoin here and our guide will pay the entrance fee as we enter. Walking beside the river, you reach a forested mountainside and pass a rocky area. After crossing a high, winding path, you descend to the riverbed and reach a V-shaped valley. The river forks here: the right stream is the Dudh Koshi and the left is the Bhote Koshi that leads to Nangpa La. Crossing another suspension bridge and walking a short distance alongside the Bhote Koshi, you ascend to Namche Bazaar. This is our destination for this evening.
Included meals: Breakfast Lunch & Dinner