Namche Bazar is a village and Village Development Committee (Namche) in Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal.
It is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 metres (the low point that is), populating the sides of a hill. Namche is the main trading center for the Khumbu region with many Nepalese officials, a police check, post and a bank.
Almost everyone trekking in the Khumbu region will visit Namche Bazaar, as it is the gateway to the high Himalaya. Visitors are likely stay at least one night, if not two for altitude acclimatization. The village has many shops and lodges where one can find almost anything required for trekking , although prices are higher than in Kathmandu.
Immediately west of Namche is Kongde Ri (on the photo) at 6,187 metres and to the east is Thamserku at 6,623 metres. Namche has a permanent population of around 800.
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wolf38 (29666) 2011-01-25 0:51
Hi Ivana. My compliments for this top photo. The overall view is fantastic. Everything in this masterful composition has its perfect place. Very beautiful light and colors. Great. Rgds, Wolfgang.
luciola (2728) 2011-01-25 3:13
Very interesting image, great composition, perfect sharpness, nice colors.
yquem46 (37514) 2011-01-25 3:33
A nice mountainscape of these Himalaya summits, with the colorful village in the right bottom corner
Very luminous shot and top quality
Have a nice day
macondo (18465) 2011-01-25 4:38
Time to wish you a belated happy new year and best wishes for this one which is passing very quickly already.
A stunning landscape photo of this stupendous scene. What a breathtaking location for a village. Your photo is so well exposed, clear and sharp. Great shadows in the folds of those mountains. Superb clouds and sky.
Good note, too. Sounds like a great trip you had.
LOOOK13 (19046) 2011-01-25 9:00
Very nice capture.
A wonderfull POV, with a splendid result.
patdeph (35744) 2011-01-25 12:22
the landscape is superb,and you were very lucky to have this weather,when I was in Nepal in february 2 years ago,it was so misty that it was impossible to see the mountains like this most of the time!
hispic (9619) 2011-01-25 19:03
Beautiful spectacle from Namche Bazaar. Clouds around snow-covered peaks work very well to give a charm to the picture. i like this a little strong contrast and especially deep and crystal clear blue of the sky at high altitude. Beautiful work!
Best wishes, Hisashi
cbrman (21637) 2011-01-25 22:35
Je préfère cette prise de vue.
Le panorama est tout simplement superbe ! Il semble accroché sur les contre-forts de ces hautes montagnes.
Les toits colorés apportent de la couleurs !
npecanhuk (58246) 2011-01-26 1:55
Gee! This is even more beautiful and interesting!
The place is magnificent!
The photo is superb! Sharpness, exposure, chosen pov, colors, pp, contrasts, horizontal format, black & white borders and composition are all excellent!
TFS - congrats,
Waylim (24346) 2011-01-26 9:34
Beautiful landscape and such a great overview. the photo quality is spot on. I have not the chance to see Nepal as I like, I only was in Katmandu for a couple of days waiting for my visa to Tibet, so I have not time to see the landscape like this one. Great POV to include the houses below this majestic mountian. The clouds in between adds so much depth to the composition.
daddo (21282) 2011-01-27 1:54
Zdravo Ivana. Magnificent view. What a life it must be to live amongst the eagles surrounded by clear light and clean air. Great clarity and light and an impressive POV Ivana. Pozdrav iz daleke Australije. Klaudio.
josepmarin (57069) 2011-01-27 2:43
the landscape that we offer in this framing is beautiful, the village climbing up the slope it is awesome, and the Himalayan mountains in the background it provide a great majesty at the image.
I like the brightness and color of the photo, the clouds that envelop the mountain tops, and the great blue sky.
A beautiful composition. Well done.
abmdsudi (35366) 2011-02-03 8:24
Such a breath taking mountain view with lots of interesting elements to enjoy. Impressive compostion and lovely viewpoint, the dotted colors down the slopes are awesome adding a great visual effect to the scene. I love the dark blue sky and snow peak mountain with lovely low hanging clouds. Superb clarity and brilliant colors, I like this one a lot. Congrats.
mafegan (8622) 2011-03-30 1:46
A classic view of Namche Bazaar. The weather looks perfect and the detail of the village buildings is there for all to see. Good lighting. I have spent 3 nights in this village - 2 on the way up and one on the way down - just a year before you. A destination and experience I will never forget. Tfs, Marlene