Leaving Pheriche the trail heads up the drainage of the Khumbu across a fairly level wind swept outwash plain. After about an hour it starts to climb steeply up the terminal moraine of the Khumbu Glacier. Halfway up the moraine is Dughla a small tea collection of guest houses where you can break for coffee or tea. Continuing on past Dughla the trail continue to climb steeply to the top of the morraine where a memorial has been placed for climbers who died on Everest. The trail now continues on fairly level on the west side of the lateral moraine before reaching Lobuche.