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Treking and Hiking in Namche Bazaar

Destination: Namche 
•Namche Bazaar
•Namche Monastery
•Namche Library
•Museum of local medicinal plants and Tibetan herbal medicineMuseum of Sherpa Life

Best time:

The best time to visit the area is from mid-September to mid-November when it is still not too cold and the air is at its most pristine, affording crystal clear views of the mountain scenery. The Spring is also a good time to visit Namche, though due to the higher proportion of dust in the air, the mountain views lack the clarity of the Fall.
However, to compensate, the hedgerows and wild flowers are in full bloom in April and May and bring a dash of color to the mountain paths.
Accommodation in Namche ranges from around 200Rs for an old style room with shared bathroom up to around 1,000Rs for a modern en-suite twin. Most have hot water. NB: Check the regulations regarding meals. Some hotels offer very cheap room rates, but in return expect their guests to eat on the premises. 
For the past several years, Namche has experienced multi-month power outages during refurbishment work on the town's hydro power plant. In 2014 power was out for four months and only became available on 27 October. During power outages, some lodges run on battery power only, so electricity (and associated lighting and hot water) are not available in rooms, only intermittently in common areas. If you are staying in Namche during an outage period, check whether power will be available in your room, as some lodges have backup generators.
One can fly from Kathmandu to Lukla and Syangboche in the Everest region. The trek from Lukla to Namche can be done in one full day, but unless you are experienced at trekking at high altitude and extremely fit, taking two days over the journey is strongly recommended. Many people who rush to Namche suffer altitude sickness and have to be brought down again the following day.
Namche Bazaar is one of several regular stops for people making the trek to Everest Base Camp and hikers usually get here on the second day of their trip. Because of its location at 3,440 meters, many people start experiencing the first signs of altitude-sickness, which is why it is recommended to stay two or even several nights in Namche Bazaar to acclimatize. Nestled into a crescent shaped slope, the town is both charming and exhausting. The village is located on an important intersection of trails, each one of them incredibly steep and it is because of this central location, that the town is able to meet the needs of both the prospering locals and exhausted travelers. In a way, Namche has always been a sort of unofficial capital of the Khumbu region. 
As the name suggests, Namche Bazaar is a market town. Once it was a trading center, where grain from the south was traded for salt from Tibet, and today, the trading tradition is still upheld with a weekly, colorful market where produce, electronics and utensils of daily life are laid out for shoppers to rifle through. Open every day of the week are the countless shops in the houses with the bright blue, green and red roofs, selling mainly trekking gear, Tibetan handicrafts, local wool and basic necessities such as sun block, toilet paper or batteries. While many people decide to rest or do some last-minute shopping for provisions, there is actually quite a bit to see and do around Namche Bazaar. 
A Sherpa Museum gives valuable insight into Sherpa culture and a museum of local medicine plants teaches about traditional Tibetan herbal medicine. Additionally, the Namche Monastery offers lots of Buddhist traditions, frescoes and a shrine. In Namche Bazaar, trekkers can also get one of the first good glimpses of the imposing, snow-covered Mount Everest at a nice viewpoint just above the village.