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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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  • Copyright: Ivana Krekanova (Elaine_Blath) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1231 W: 31 N: 1541] (8509)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-03
  • Categories: Daily Life, Nature
  • Exposure: f/7.1, 1/160 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2011-01-25 0:25
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