Day tour in Namche Bazaar (3450m) the Sherpa's capital

20 December 2005 

Rest day for acclimatization in Namche Bazaar, the capital of Khumbu region. A day tour of Namche Bazaar with a short trekking on an hill behind, is the ideal way to acclimatize to high altitude before trekking higher. A single overnight in Namche Bazaar is generally not advisable because you may not acclimatize properly (spending two nights in Namche Bazaar is much better).

Namche Bazaar Khumbu
Two panoramic pictures of Namche Bazaar, Nepal. Namche Bazaar is considered the capital of the Khumbu region and Sherpa people.
Namche bazar, Nepal
Namche Bazar seen from an hill behind the town.
Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam Everest, Lhotse
Photos from an hilltop above Namche Baazaar, where there is a beautiful view of Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and the trail to Tengboche that I'll hike the next day.
mount Ama Dablam, Nepal
The trail to Tengboche and mount Ama Dablam.
prayers wheels
Pictures of a stupa and prayers wheels.
Namche Bazaar Gomba Namche Bazaar Gomba
Photos of Namche Bazaar Gomba, unfortunately closed today.
Namche Bazaar, capital of the Khumbu
The lodge where I've overnight in Namche Bazaar.

The charming dining room and verandah of the lodge in Namche Bazaar.
Namche Baazaar Namche Baazar
Namche Bazar Namche Bazaar, Nepal
In Namche Baazar there are many stores selling souveniers and mountain equipment. There are also several internet points, offering reliable connections. Namche Bazaar is usually the last stop for shopping and to recharge camera's batteries before continuining higher.
Sherpa porter
Sherpa porter carrying heavy loads thru Namche Bazaar.

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