Namche Bazaar is a popular destination in the Everest region and is one of the most popular and demanding trekking trails. This region includes the numerous Himalayas over 8000 meters along with the highest mountain Mt. Everest (8848.86 meters).
Everest region has always been a dream trekking trail for many trekkers, resulting in to increase in the flow of trekkers from time to time. But trekking all the way to the base of Mt. Everest might not be an easy task for many. This can be affected by numerous factors, such as time-limitation, physical conditions, high altitude, limited budget, etc.
The popularity of the Everest region will take you on one of the fabulous journeys into the Himalayas of Nepal. Namche Bazaar Trek is not a mere hike but a pious journey into the Everest region in a short span of time to explore the nature and culture of the Everest region along with Mt. Everest in a limited time frame.
Also known as the ‘gateway to Everest’, Namche Bazaar is the capital of the entire Khumbu region/Everest Region, making it a regional headquarters. It is also the highest settlement area of the Sherpa community. Namche itself comes under a UNESCO heritage site, known as the Sagarmatha National Conservation Area.
With numerous gumbas, mani, praying wheels, monastery, etc. the little town Namche is the only available area where tourist can spend their luxurious stay with standard hotels, bars, restaurants, etc., and an abundance of natural beauty.
This trail will lead you to one of the popular towns of the entire Khumbu region for the magnificent views of the great Himalayan ranges, which include Mt. Everest, Ama Dablam, Mt. Lhotse, Mt. Nuptse, Kongde, Thamserku, Khangtega Peaks, etc.
Trekking all the way to Namche will be an unforgettable journey. It will take you to the highest point of Syangbuche for a jaw-dropping view of the entire Himalayan ranges. So, never miss an opportunity with your friends, family, and relatives to be at one of the most demanding destinations in a short span of time.
This will be an easy trek with a maximum altitude of 3446 meters for the overnight stay, but a short day hike will take you to Everest View Hotel (3380M) for the fabulous journey, far away from high altitude sickness.
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Highlights of Namche Bazaar Trek
Experience the glorious adventure into the highest region on earth, i.e. the Khumbu region. Namche Bazaar is one of the most desired towns in the entire Khumbu region, inhabited by the Sherpa community. It is also the gateway to Mt. Everest.
Namche Bazaar lies at an altitude of 3446 meters is an easy trail to explore the wide range of the Himalayas which includes Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Kusum Kanguru, etc. apart from the Himalayas, Namche Bazaar Trek will lead you towards an exotic destination filled with varied vegetation, culture, monastery, gompa, etc. it is a journey of paradise on earth, far away from modern means.
Namche Bazaar Trek will take you to the highest Sherpa settlement area. Their age-old well-preserved culture, custom, and ritual ceremonies will excite any travellers. Trekking through nature, snow-melted rivers, and crossing suspension bridges with the sound of Himalayan birds will be a soothing journey, and never miss the thrilling short flight to Lukla with the magnificent view of the mighty Himalayas.
How to reach Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is one of the oldest trade towns and also the capital headquarters of the entire Khumbu region is also the gateway to Mt. Everest and also the other popular Himalayas of the Everest region.
Namche Bazaar which lies at an altitude of 3446 meters is one of the popular acclimatization camps for trekkers, where trekkers mainly spend 2 nights ascending Everest and one- night descending Lukla.
For a short trek into the Everest region, Namche Bazaar provides mesmerizing views of wide ranges of the Himalayas, which includes Mt. Everest.
The easiest and the most popular route to reach Namche Bazaar is to take a short 30-minute flight from Kathmandu to Lukla and then further hike through Phakding to Namche, which will take 2-days, or can take a chopper all the way from Kathmandu to Namche.
Best time to hike Namche Bazaar
Trekking to the Himalayas of Nepal is always a joyful adventure toward a peaceful destination, and Namche is not an acceptance. Namche Bazaar also popularly known as Namche is one of the most well-developed and busy trade centers in the entire Khumbu region of Nepal, it is the headquarters of the Himalayas as well with all the modern facilities available.
Namche Bazaar lies at an altitude of 3446 meters and is the acclimatization center for all the trekkers and climbers. This makes Namche an easy trekking destination for all trekkers irrespective of their age and gender.
Namche is also a popular spot to explore a wide range of Himalayas includes Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, etc. trekkers can spend a couple of days exploring the surrounding villages and hills surrounding the Namche Bazaar.
Namche can be hiked throughout the year except for the monsoon season, which is June and July. This time of the year is regarded as a monsoon in Nepal with heavy rains in the lowland areas but in the high altitude like Namche we can experience fewer rains but the clouds cover the Himalayas making the visibility very less.
Overall, to conclude Namche trek can be accomplished in the best and easy way during the Spring season (March-May), Autumn (September-November), Winter (December-February), and Summer (May-August) but June and July receive a sufficient amount of rainfall.
Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar Trek
Kathmandu to Namche Bazaar Trek starts from a short flight to Lukla, one of the most exciting journeys in between the Himalayas of Nepal. In this 30-minute flight, you will be able to explore the Himalayas, valleys, villages,s and beautiful farmland.
Upon landing at the Lukla airport, you can enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and hike further towards your first overnight destination, which will be Phakding. This will be an easy hike with short ups and down through the river in between the forest. Crossing some Sherpa villages, you will be at Phakding for first overnight stay.
On the very next day, your hike starts with an inclined climb uphill towards Namche. This will be through the rocky trail, crossing the suspension bridge over the Dudh Koshi river to reach Monjo.
Further passing by the rhododendron forest you will reach the entry point of Sagarmatha National Conservation Area for documentation. With a steady climb with a view of the Himalayas, you will be at Namche Bazaar early afternoon.
You will have sufficient time to explore the old and exotic villages of the Khumbu region. The very next day you take a splendid journey towards the Everest view hotel for the fabulous view of the mighty Himalayas. This will be a tour day, so you can manage some time to visit the surrounding villages of Sherpa settlement before descending towards Namche for the overnight stay.
And finally, on the third day, you will descend all the way to Lukla through the same trail for our overnight stay. And the very next day you will take early flight to Kathmandu.
Altitude Chart of the entire Namche Bazaar Trek
- Kathmandu 1350m/4429ft
- Phakding 2610m/8563ft
- Namche Bazaar 3446m/11306ft
- Everest View Hotel 3880m/12730ft