Day 3: Acclimatisation day in Namche Bazaar

Distance: 11.5 km
Time: 6 hours
Night: Khumbu Lodge, Namche Bazaar

Start elevation (Namche Bazaar): 3,428 m
Max elevation (Khunde Ri): 4,200 m
End elevation (Namche Bazaar): 3,428 m
Total ascent / descent: 1,019 m / 1,019 m
Elevation gain: 0 m

Side hike to Syangboche, Everest View Hotel, Khumjung, Khunde and Khunde Ri (4,200 m).

Sir Edmund Hillary above Namche.

Close, but not exactly the same. Much prettier though.

Let's perhaps steal this baby and fly up there, instead of all that trekking?

Syangboche airport.

Hillary school in Khumjung.

Khumjung Monastery. And yeti scalp.

Khunde Monastery - which we decided to ignore completely, having already seen the one in Khumjung, and still planning to hike up Khunde Ri.

Photograph: Khunde Village, Solukhumbu.

Khunde Ri

Hillary Memorial Chortens (stupas) on the way up to Khunde Ri (4,200 m, in the background).

Khunde Ri summit.

Route map