Namche Bazaar

Namche Bazaar, center of Sherpa culture in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It had taken me 10 days to reach here from the beginning of my trek in Jiri. By the time I reached Namche Bazaar I had climbed over 21,000 vertical ft and decended over 17,000 ft crossing the many mountain passes and river valleys on the route – and I was still a seven day trek from Everest base camp. It’s no wonder my knees were toast.

Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar

Sherpa village of Namche Bazaar