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Pheriche to Gorek Shep

Stage three of the hike, getting closer to basecamp.

Hiking Difficult

11 km
994 m
93 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
4.3 km
High Point
5.2 km
Pheriche to Gorek Shep Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features extreme exposure and is typically done in an unknown time of year. From a low point of 4.3 km to the maximum altitude of 5.2 km, the route covers 11 km, 994 vertical metres of ascent and 93 vertical metres of descent.


At Pheriche, Jim and Hilaree spent two more days doing side hikes and sleeping at altitude before moving to the higher location of Gorek Shep.



Hiking trails where obstacles such as rocks or roots are prevalent. Some obstacles can require care to step over or around. At times, the trail can be worn and eroded. The grade of the trail is generally quite steep, and can often lead to strenuous hiking.

Extreme Exposure

4 out of 4

Some trail sections are extremely exposed where falling will almost certainly result in serious injury or death.


4 out of 4

In the high mountains or remote conditions, all individuals must be completely autonomous in every situation.

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