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Everest Base Camp Trek - Acclimatization at Namche Bazaar

The cluttered sight of small shops, houses and lodges clinging to the steep mountainside was a blessing to our weary eyes. Namche Bazaar had a good variety of facilities. Internet was available as well as several little European-style bakeries serving tempting sweets. In fact, there was so much trekking gear and western-style goods that it was hard to believe Namche Bazaar is not connected via paved roads with trucks bringing supplies on a daily basis. It is truly a place where the medieval world meets the modern.

Everest Base Camp Trek, Our Guide Dhruba in Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Due to the large increase in altitude in just over 24 hours, a day of rest and acclimatization was on tap for the next day. We planned a circular route through the surrounding countryside which would take us to approximately 3,840m / 12,600’. We couldn't resist a stop at the Everest View Hotel for some hot chocolate.

Everest Base Camp Trek, Everest View Hotel - Namche Bazaar, Nepal

Everest Base Camp Trek, View of Namche Bazaar, Nepal

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