Namche Bazaar is one of the main stops on the trail up to Everest Base Camp, and is a great place to spend a day or two.
If you have flown in to Lukla from Kathmandu, and walked to Namche in two days, you should spend at least a couple of days acclimatizing in Namche (or somewhere nearby at the same altitude).
View of Everest
The village is set in a horseshoe shaped bowl looking directly out at the sheer face of Kongde, and if you climb up to the viewpoint above the village, you will get your first view of Everest. You really feel as if you are deep in the mountains here.
Shops and facilities
Namche is the place to stock up on essentials - shops and stalls line the cobbled streets, and most of the traders are Sherpas or Tibetans. There are a large number of lodges; most of which are fairly simple, and numerous restaurants, cafes and even a couple of delicious bakeries. There is a post office, telephone facilities, internet, and a health and dental post here.
If you are in Namche on a Saturday, it is worth visiting the weekly market, where traders from Tibet sell their wares (often Chinese goods) in exchange for Nepali and Indian food and goods brought up from Lukla by lowland porters.
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Map of Namche Bazaar
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Places near Namche Bazaar
- Mende less than 5 miles away
- Tashinga less than 5 miles away
- Monjo less than 5 miles away
- Pangboche 7 miles away
- Lukla 9 miles away
- Everest Base Camp 16 miles away
- The Everest region 18 miles away
- Dhulikhel 73 miles away
- Nagarkot 74 miles away
- Bhaktapur 80 miles away
- Kathmandu Valley 82 miles away
- Kathmandu 86 miles away
- Terai 117 miles away
- Kurintar 128 miles away
- Chitwan National Park 139 miles away
- Bandipur 141 miles away
- Seti River 145 miles away
- Pokhara 169 miles away
- Annapurna 175 miles away
- Tanchock 175 miles away
- Birethanti 177 miles away
- Dhampus 177 miles away
- Ghandruk 182 miles away
- Lumbini 213 miles away
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