Namche Bazaar is a popular stopover for people who are trekking or climbing Mt. Everest. It is situated 3,440 meters above sea level. The way to Namche village is not an easy one. On the contrary, trekkers and climbers need to go through a challenging trail that will increase their elevation by 800 meters. Yet, it provides a good resting place for those who are gearing up for higher altitudes in Mt. Everest.
The village used to be a trading post where the residents bartered butter and cheese in exchange for farm produce from lower altitude villages. When Mt. Everest was climbed successfully in 1953, climbers began to pour in from different parts of the world, and this [Read more…]