- Throwback to Pala and I at Namche! (11,286ft.) .
A historic trading hub, and once the capital of Khumbu, Namche literally sits on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain! Because of it's peculiar and strategic geography, Namche Bazar has been known as a trading point for the Himalayas, where Sherpa's from neighboring villages and Tibetan nomads would gather to trade commodities and culture. Namche is also the first place on the Khumbu trek that is above the altitude sickness threshold and so most trekkers prefer to spend a night or two in order to acclimatize. They also have a pub soo 🍻 🏔