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Phortse to Pheriche

Stage two of the long hike into the mountains.

Hiking Difficult

12 km
864 m
371 m
3-4 hrs
Low Point
3.8 km
High Point
4.3 km
Phortse to Pheriche Map

This is a popular hiking route which is generally considered to be difficult. It's extremely remote, it features medium exposure and is typically done in an unknown time of year. From a low point of 3.8 km to the maximum altitude of 4.3 km, the route covers 12 km, 864 vertical metres of ascent and 371 vertical metres of descent.


At Phortse, Jim and Hilaree spent a day acclimatizing to the altitude with hikes in the area before moving on down the valley to Pheriche.



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.

Medium Exposure

2 out of 4

The trail contains some obstacles such as outcroppings and rock which could cause injury.


4 out of 4

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

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