Acclimatization and Side trip In Everest Base Camp Trek
Acclimatization and Side trip In Namche Bazaar
When you plan to trek to the Everest Base Camp. To Avoid The Altitude sickness from the further up the Trail. The trekker should plan to take acclimatization day at the Namche Bazaar which is 3440m High from the Sea level. And planning Acclimatization does not mean the trekker stop walking. To improve your fitness as well as to adjust to the Altitude for your further trek to the Everest Base Camp. there is many side trips to do around Namche Bazaar. Some Of Them are :
From Namche Bazaar Side Trip To Chhorkung Village
One of the easy acclimatization walk from Namche Bazaar is to the Village of Chhorkung which is 3540m high. The trail will make you more impressive when you follow a large white Chorten surrounded by Mani Stones. And also you can get to see Himalayan Peaks Like Nuptse (7816m), Ama Dablam (6856m), Thamserku (6608m).
From Namche Bazaar Side Trip To Thame
Many trekkers passes through Thame as part of the Three Passes and also the most thrilling acclimatization trek around the Namche Bazaar. The Thame Village is 3750m High. It was the child home of Tenzi Norgay and also main route for the salt trading between Tibet and Nepal in ancient time. From Thame village you can see Beautiful old Monastery and Landscape as well as Mt view of Kongde Ri and Pharchamo (6187m) . There is the oldest Thame monastery which is famous for the annual Mani Rimdu Festival.
From Namche Bazaar Side Trip To Sherpa Village Of Khumbu
Another advantageous acclimatization trek from Namche Bazaar is full day circuit through Shyangboche Khunde and Khumjung and back to Namche. Shyangboche is the 3790 m high. Khunde which is 3840m high is famous for the Khunde yak farm, chortens, junipers and rhododendrons. Khumjumg the village is famous as the first Hospital in the Khumbu. The altitude is 3780m. From here you can get views of east Mt. Ama Dablam and Thamserku.
So when you plan to Everest Base Camp Trek and Gokyo Lake Trek or Three Passes Trek the following side trips is Necessary to take to prevent from the High Altitude sickness before you continue high altitude to Everest base camp.