Travels in Nepal #26: A View Over Namche Bazar

Namche Bazar, Nepal

Namche Bazar, Nepal

There are many ways of viewing the village of Namche Bazar in the Everest region of Nepal. From the tracks meandering around the ridges over looking the town one could take many different photos of this intriguing place.

The above photo was taken on the return walk during our acclimatisation day. We walked for several hours along a track leading to Tibet, returning via the same route. This was largely flat going with only a few gentle climbs along the way.

Our lodge is shown in the middle of the photo. It has a red roof with yellow walls. From the dining room we had excellent views of both the surrounding mountains and the village below. If you look carefully you can see the track leading from the back of our lodge up the slope (to the top left of the photo). This slope looks tame from this angle high above the town. We walked up that incline four times in a twenty hour period. It was a killer and we all got to hate it despite the magnificent view from the top.

But we survived.


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