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Top 5 facts you should know about Namche Bazaar when trekking to Everest Base Camp

Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar

Situated at an altitude of 3440m, Namche Bazaar is the main touristic hub and a place to acclimatize during Everest Base Camp Trek. Namche is also known as the gateway to Mount Everest from where the exciting trail to Everest begins. Here are 8 top facts you should know about Namche Bazaar

#1 Administrative Center
Namche Bazaar is a sherpa town and unofficial capital of Khumbu region. Most of the offices, Government and private resides here. You can get the basic facilities like Hotel, banks, police check post and museum. During your stay at Namche bazaar, get sightseeing around the town, visit Tengboche Monastery, museum and sherpa villages.

#2 Saturday Market
Namche Bazaar offers the cheapest option for purchasing the things that you required for trekking or individual use. There is Saturday market, where you can get the cheap local goods that you need for daily use.

#3 First Acclimatization Point
Namche Bazaar is the first acclimatization point during your trekking or climbing holidays to Mount Everest. When you take an high altitude, rest day or acclimatization is required to make your body familier with an elevation. So, you will have a day rest at Namche bazzar but you can visit around the sherpa village and mojor places that make a worth for visiting.

#4 Information Center
During your stay at Namche Bazaar, you can visit Sagarmatha National Park for significant information about the wildlife, vegetation and the village of sherpas.

#5 Sherpa Museum
Namche Bazaar is the small town of Sherpa people. So, you can study the lifestyle, history and activities during your visit to Sherpa museum. You will have opportunity to watch the gallery of sherpas including the photos of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay sherpa.

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