Namche Bazar View

Namche Bazaar is a popular point on the route to Everest Base Camp, and features on many of our treks. As well as being a good place to acclimatize and watch the daily lifestyle of village life, it is home to the informative Sherpa Culture Museum. With its reconstruction of a traditional Sherpa household, and its displays of old artifacts and everyday objects, it is the perfect place to get a sense of Sherpa life through the ages. The building incorporates a family room, prayer room, stable and yard, presenting a holistic view of different aspects of traditional Sherpa life, from the domestic to the religious.

Namche (11,286 ft) is the 2nd resting point along the Everest Base Camp Trail, and its 1st acclimation point.  This crescent shaped village is the subject of many art galleries.  In its own respect it has become iconic for its location, landscape, and surroundings.  The Bhote Koshi River which separates the village from Kongde Ri (20,298 ft) to the south.  The Dudh Koshi River separates it from Thamserku (21,679 ft) on its east side.

Namche Bazar While Everest Trekking
Namche Bazar While Everest Trekking

Apart from its natural beauty and beautiful surroundings, Namche has many attractions.  Namche has many world class hotels and lodges, a stupa, a monastery, a few museums, some wonderful bakeries, many stores housing a lot of overpriced supplies, internet cafes, and a rather attractive aqueduct that acts as source of hydro power to spin prayer wheels.  The aqua-duct is a rather new addition to the district.  It was purchased with money brought in by trekkers.

Namche is the unofficial district capital of Solukhumbu.  It is also the administrative center for the Khumbu region.  Lonely Planet ranked Khumbu as the 6th best area in the world to visit.  Coming into Namche you will encounter a trekking check point and a little further up the road an army station.  The Sagarmatha National Park headquarters as well as Rastriya Banijya Bank (government bank) are in Namche.  Coming to Namche people will find the traditional Sherpa Buddhist lifestyle with modern setting influence which making the Namche more unique.

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