8th April , 2013 - Trek to Pheriche

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USAF 7 Summits

April 8, 2013 - Trek to Pheriche

After breakfast and a team photo with the entire US Air Force entourage and Mt Everest in the backdrop we hiked toward our next trekking destination of Pheriche at about 14000 ft. The weather was beautiful and clear so we had magnificent views of all the peaks throughout the more gradual uphill hike, crossing the river a few times until the river valley basin opened wide with stunning views at Pheriche. We ate lunch at the Himalaya Lodge then checked out the Himalayan Rescue Association (HRA) clinic and memorial of all who have perished on Mt Everest.  After a short nap and relaxation in the upstairs "sun room" we attended a very informative high altitude medicine class offered daily by the doctors of the HRA clinic. Once our bags arrived via porter, we put our things into our rooms at the Shangri-La lodge and headed back to the Himalaya Lodge 50m up the path for socializing, dinner and…of course, live music by Rob Daley. The entire venue was packed with about 50 trekkers, climbers and locals. Another great day on the trail to EBC…

subaratri (good night)

-Gus, Gino & Diz