This 5 and a half hour trek shows you following the trail north across Dudh Kosi Valley , meandering through the pines about 100 metres above the west bank of the river. Crossing the Ghatte Khola bhy a small hydroelectric project, the trail climbs up over the ridge to the tiny village of Toktok. From here it’s a short climb to a fine view of Thamserku, the 6608m peak that rises to the east of Namche Bazaar. You will then follow the trail into Benkar where you can see stunning waterfalls and rock paintings on the cliffs above.
Heading north from Benkar you’ll pass through the villages of Chumoa and Monjo before heading through the Sagarmatha National Park and crossing a suspension bridge into the village of Jorsale. From here you’ll climb another drooping suspension bridge which floats above the Dudh Kosi before enduring a zigzagging ascent through dense pine forests where you will witness your first glimpse of Everest. Once you reach the stone steps of upper Namche Bazaar you can set down your pack for a night of rest.