If you are signed up to an Ian Taylor Trekking trip in the Everest region we have 3 nights in Namche 3,440m/ 11,286 feet. Namche Bazaar is the Sherpa Capital. Spending more time at this elevation gives optimum acclimatization and you can adjust better to the lack of oxygen for moving higher towards Mount Everest.
This extended stay will also give you more time in Namche to acclimatize, enjoy the bakeries and local attractions. Here are 5 things you must do while you are in Namche Bazaar.
1). Visit Kancha Sherpa. Kancha Sherpa is the last remaining Climbing Sherpa from the 1953 Everest Expedition. Kancha has been on many adventures on Island peak, Makalu and many Everest Expeditions. You can visit Kancha at the Nirvana lodge and pay 500 rupees for story time with kancha.
2). Visit Shangbouche hill. 3,900/ 12,795 feet. Shangbouche hill has the best mountain viewing in the area with stunning views of Mount Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamsurku, Konde Ri, Khumbila. This area is quiet, peaceful and worth spending an hour soaking up the Himalayan atmosphere.
3). Café Danphe. This is the original Namche bar with T-shirts from Everest Expeditions on the wall. Now there are a lot of EBC trekking T-shirts on the wall. You can watch Everest movies, the amazing Sherpa documentary and play pool. They have great coffee amazing cakes. Enjoy this old school bar at 11,000 feet.
4). Take a walk up to Jamling lodge and bring gifts for the children. There are hundreds of children in need. They all need shoes, coloring books, pencils, toys and anything you can manage to get in on your flight to Lukla. (no candy)
5). Take a stroll up to the Sherpa Museum beside the military compound at 3,555m/ 11,663 feet. A new interactive museum is planned but for now you can walk through and learn about the Sherpa culture, Sagarmatha national park and the Everest region of Nepal. You will find a massive statue of Tenzing Norway with views of Mount Everest in the background and rocks from the bottom of the world and top of Everest.
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