Namche Bazaar

  • Last Updated on Dec 9, 2022

Table of Contents

The Namche Bazaar is a thriving market town and is a major hub of Sherpa culture. It used to be an important trading center for Tibetan and Nepalese goods. It is now a popular destination for tourists and mountaineers. The town's friendly people will make you feel comfortable and welcome.

Namche Bazaar is the gateway to the high Himalayas. The village has many trekking routes and is a popular resting point for those preparing for Everest base camp. It is also home to a library for the Sherpa people, which provides invaluable research opportunities.

The village is home to the Sherpa people. They are famous for their warm welcome, beautiful customs, and mountain knowledge. The Sherpa culture museum showcases this heritage and lets you learn about the Sherpa way of life. There is also a photo gallery of the snow-capped mountains.

Sherpa Library

A new project is about to take place in Namche Bazaar: the Sherpa Library. The aim of the project is to document the life of Sherpa people over the course of a year. The project will explore the local life, which will be affected by changes in the climate and the influx of tourists and mountaineers. It is set to take place in March 2019 and continue until February 2020.

The library has a good collection of books, mostly in English. There are also books about climbing and trekking. The books are not allowed to be taken out of the premises, but they are an excellent source of information about the surrounding area and the national parks. The library also has books about Everest and the Sagarmatha.

Healing Centre

The Namche Bazaar is a vibrant market town in the heart of the Khumbu region. You can buy local crafts, Tibetan artifacts, clothing, and climbing equipment here. You can also spend the day hiking and exploring the mountains and enjoy the culture and hospitality of the locals.

The Namche Bazaar is also home to many meditation centres. Meditation is a great way to reduce stress and improve concentration and focus. Various types are practiced at different meditation centers and the staff will be happy to help you choose the one that works best for you. In addition, Namche has three primary monasteries - Tashi Lhakpa, Namche Monastery, and Choeung-Sangpa.

There are several hotels in Namche. The Everest View Hotel Zamling are excellent choices. You can also stay at the Nirvana Home hostel, which offers a great view and good food. The Panorama Lodge, a cozy hotel on Namche Hill, is also located in the town and only five minutes away from the Saturday Market. It offers clean, comfortable rooms, and showers.

Monastery in Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar is a town of mostly Sherpa people. Most of the residents are involved in tourism, but there are some who live off the land and farm. The town has a mixture of centuries-old homes and modern buildings. The town was once the hub of trade and is now known as a tourist destination. The town is also famous for its cheese and butter, which are both made locally.

The weather in Namche is usually pleasant in the summer and cool and dry in the winter. The high temperature in the town is about twelve degrees Celcius in July and -8 degrees Celsius in January.

While visiting the Namche Bazaar, be sure to take time to visit Namche Monastery, also known as the Nyingmapa monastery. It was founded around 300 years ago and boasts magnificent views of the Himalayas. Besides a library, the Namche Monastery has two large prayer wheel chambers.

Route to Everest base camp

If you are interested in the trek for longer, the Route to Everest base camp from Namche Bazaar is a great choice. This route follows the same path as Route 1 until Namche Bazaar, then passes through Dzongla, Thagnak and Cho La Pass on its way to Lobuche. The Everest Base Camp Trek trip takes around three days, including the time it takes to travel from Namche Bazaar to Everest base camp.

You must have a trekking permit before starting the trip to EBC. There are several Sherpa settlements en route, including Namche. This is an excellent place to eat breakfast or lunch. You will pass through multiple villages and tea houses on the way to Lukla. The trail gradually ascends until you reach Lukla. You'll also pass through Ghat, Kashigaon, Nachipang, and Chheplung.

The classic route to Everest base camp is a 65 km, 40-mile trek. Most of the trek is within the Sagarmatha National Park, which is home to the Sherpa people. The trek is well worth the effort! The scenery is gorgeous, and you'll get to see the majestic Everest from a high altitude!

When to Trek to Everest Base Camp: The best time to trek to the Everest base camp is between October and May. If you're planning a trip during these months, you'll have more favorable weather. The trek is generally shorter than you'd expect, and you'll have a chance to visit a few sights in Phakding and Lukla on the way.

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal

Suman Aryal is Travel and Tour operator in the Himalaya since long. He organizes tours, trekking, hiking and climbing in Nepal. He loves writing related to travel and trekking in Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan.