Situated at a handy 3,440 metres above sea level, trekkers often stop here to help acclimatise before tackling higher ground, but it’s on the return journey that Namche Bazaar really excels. After long days on the tough trail, the village feels like an oasis of indulgence – hot showers! Freshly baked treats! A chance to email photos to green-with-envy friends back home! The town has a bubbly personality – a place for swapping trekking tales, picking up souvenirs from the Tibetan market, and soothing weary limbs. And, as this is the entry point for the Everest range, Naamche is also the perfect spot for one last look at the giants: get up at sunrise, walk to the national park headquarters above the village and let your jaw hit the floor as the sun breaks over the Khumbu peaks and Everest.