Everest Base Camp travel blog

There are excellent mountain views as we follow

the trail as it traverses high above the river and

drops to the fields at the village of Portse and

then descends to cross the Dudh Kosi at Portse

Tenga. A short but steep climb is taken in our

stride as we are now very fit and acclimatisation

is not an issue. We crest the ridge at a chorten

draped in prayer flags and traverse towards the

villages of Khumjung and Khunde. It is a

morning’s walk, with time to explore these unique

and more traditional villages. As we near them we pass through terraced fields that are home to a

brightly coloured pheasant, the Danphe

Pheasant, the national bird of Nepal. Khumjung is

where Sir Edmund Hillary built his "Schoolhouse

in the Clouds", and the famed Khunde hospital is

close by. World Expeditions supports both of

these famous community facilities, as well as the

many other projects operated by the Himalayan

Trust. There will generally be an opportunity for

you to visit the hospital and school, as well as the

monastery at Khumjung where we may see the

"scalp of a yeti".

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