5 things to do while you are acclimatizing in Namch Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is a town in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu District of Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal. It is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 metres at its low point, populating the sides of a hill. Most Sherpa who are in the tourism business are from the Namche area. It is one of the most popular towns near the Everest region in Nepal. It also makes up for a perfect place to hang around when you have a day to spare before your treks or other plans. The town falls on the way to Everest Base Camp.
1. Visit Sagarmatha Park (Everest) National Park in Nepal
A UNESCO World Heritage Site. With a view of Mt. Everest. It is located on hilltop surrounded by lovely park. Friendly knowledgeable staffs. Great views from out the back. There is also a museum and certainly worthwhile on your acclimatization day. A quick walk through of displays gives some good information of the area!
2. Visit Shangbouche Hill
Shangbouche Hill sits at 3,900/ 12,795 feet. One trek to the hill and one gets to witness stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Konde Ri, and Khumbila. The place offers a quiet space and is totally worth spending some time soaking up the Himalayan atmosphere.
3. Sherpa Museum
Taking a stroll up to the Sherpa museum next to the Military compound is also a good idea. This place even has a new interactive museum planned and you walk can through the museum and learn about Sherpa culture, Sagarmatha national park and the Everest region of Nepal. One will also find a huge statue of Tenzing Norway here.
4. Café Danphe
This cafe is the original Namche bar that even has t-shirts from Everest Expeditions on its walls. This old-school bar is set at 11,000 feet and sells amazing coffee cakes. One can also enjoy Everest movies, the Sherpa documentary, and even play some pool.
5. Gifting needy children
There are hundreds of children in need throughout the Everest Region. Take a walk up to the Jamling Lodge and help needy children here. You can gift them books, shoes, pencils, toys, colouring books, and more.
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