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, Nepal
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.

 

Khumjung Gomba Khumjung Gomba
The day starts with a visit to the local Gomba, a monastery run by monks, where a yeti scalp is kept.

 

Khumjung Gomba Khumjung Gomba
Photos of Khumjung monastery. The Gomba entrance, with the big prayer wheel.


 

Yeti scalp
Photo of the yeti scalp.

 

Gomba in Khumjung Gomba in Khumjung
This Gomba in Khumjung is about 380 years old.



 

Gomba in Khumjung, Nepal Gomba in Khumjung, Nepal Gomba in Khumjung, Nepal
More photos of Khumjung gomba.

 

 

Sherpa village, Nepal Sherpa village, Nepal
Photos of Khumjung. A view of part of the Sherpa village, from above.

 

Himalaya village Himalaya village
Himalaya village More pictures of Khumjung. The streets are simple trails delimitated by stone walls.

 

Nepal Nepal
Nepal Nepal

 

Yak dung
Yak dung, left in the sun to dry.

 

Sherpa village of Khumjung in Nepal Sherpa village of Khumjung in Nepal
Sherpa village of Khumjung in Nepal Sherpa village of Khumjung in Nepal

 

Sherpa village of Khumjung on the Himalaya Sherpa village of Khumjung on the Himalaya Sherpa village of Khumjung on the Himalaya

 

Sherpa village of Khumjung on the Himalaya
Mount Ama Dablam seen from Khumjung.

 

Chorten Prayer wheels

 

Prayer flags
Prayer flags

 

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