Amid beautiful snow-capped peaks in the Everest region lies the bustling spot Namche Bazaar. A historic trading hub which is till date well known for locally made yak cheese and butter is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain which gives a charismatic view of the valley throughout the day and night. The place which earlier was a small trading port and the capital of Khumbu where the Sherpas from the neighboring village would gather to display their arts and crafts and trade their commodities has kept its charm intact till date. The vibrant spot has now become a popular tourist destination in Nepal. At the height of 3500 mt. Namche Bazar serves as the staging point for the climbers trekking their way up to Everest or to nearby peaks. The market houses a number of goods, from Tibetan handicrafts and artifacts to cheap trekking and climbing equipment, the place has it all and one can get fascinated by the prosperous market. Since the place serves as the resting point for trekkers many lodges and hotels with a wonderful view have bloomed here. But apart from the accommodation, Namche has three small museums which offer a glimpse into the local culture of the place, a stupa, a monastery, handful of cafes, restaurants, a couple of delicious bakeries and general stores. Another fun activity to engage in Namche is the popular Saturday market. The market takes you back in time and gives tourists the glimpse of the bygone era. At the Saturday market, traders from Tibet sell their goods in exchange for Indian and Nepali food and goods brought by the traders from the lower lands.
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