Photographer's Note

Taken on the free afternoon of our acclimitisation day in Namche Bazaar - the 3rd day of our trek to Everest Base Camp.

Namche Bazaar (3440 metres) is sometimes referred to as the capital of sherpaland. It sits on a steep slope with all the buildings seeming to be arranged like seats in an amphitheatre.

As the name suggests Namche Bazaar has a market. Tibetan traders and their laden down yaks walk over the high Himalayan passes from Tibet. They bring cheap Chinese consumer goods such as colourful blankets and fake branded clothing and shoes. There is also a weekly market on Saturday mornings when people from all around the Namche area come to sell their wares to locals and to trekkers alike.

The mountain in the distance is Thamserku at 6623 metres.

PS In a workshop I am showing Namche Bazaar from the track above as we saw it on the return journey - especially to save Urs a bundle!

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Additional Photos by Marlene Fegan (mafegan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 859 W: 98 N: 1396] (8626)
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