Day tour to Khumjung Sherpa village and Khumjung monastery (3795m)
04 January 2006
Rest day in Khumjung, with a visit to the beautiful local Gomba where you can see a yeti scalp. Khumjung is a sherpa village in the heart of the Himalayas in Nepal, where people live year round. The place is interesting for a day excursion and, in case you are trekking the route in the opposite direction, Khumjung offers good opportunities for acclimatization to higher altitudes.
Khumjung is a nice Sherpa village, where it worths to spend one full day. Day excursion can be done from Namche Bazaar or while climbing to Gokyo lakes.
The day starts with a visit to the local Gomba, a monastery run by monks, where a yeti scalp is kept.
Photos of Khumjung monastery. The Gomba entrance, with the big prayer wheel.
Photo of the yeti scalp.
This Gomba in Khumjung is about 380 years old.
More photos of Khumjung gomba.
Photos of Khumjung. A view of part of the Sherpa village, from above.
More pictures of Khumjung. The streets are simple trails delimitated by stone walls.
Yak dung, left in the sun to dry.
Photos from Khumjung, Nepal.
Mount Ama Dablam seen from Khumjung.