Rohan and Phula along the-trail and the view of Mt. Amadablam
04 April 2009, The Himalaya is quickly presenting its true colors: hole in the ground for a toilet, cold temps, thin air, wet wipe baths and the likes, but the scenery sure does make it all worthwhile. The trail from Phortse to Pangboche is cut into the side of a mountain, is very expose and goes up and down very steeply, but the advantage is that you seldom see people here (we passed three people, unlike the main trail that's constantly filled with people). At times it's a mere inches wide and very exposed, but those are the reasons I choose it. Phortse and Pangboche are reknowned for producing some of the best and strongest climbing sherpas.