From Lukla To Monjo, Nepal’s 7 Mesmerising & Off-Beat Villages To Explore Near Everest Base Camp

These villages in Nepal at high altitudes help you tick off sleeping under the stars at Everest from your bucket list.

by Ankita Mazumdar
From Lukla To Monjo, Nepal’s 7 Mesmerising & Off-Beat Villages To Explore Near Everest Base Camp

Is your group chat planning another trekking trip for the next long weekend or in fact, this weekend? The travel bug in you can suggest some exploration and adventurous activities near the stunning villages located at the base camp of Mount Everest in Nepal. This will not only be a fun idea but you will also get to immerse yourself in beautiful locations. Let us know which of these serene surroundings at off-beat villages to explore near Nepal’s Everest base camp are the best.

Best 7 Off-Beat Villages In Nepal Near The Everest Base Camp

1. Lukla

This place is also known as ‘The Gateway To Everest’ as most of the trekkers begin and end their Everest base camp trek from here. It is one of the pristine villages you will visit when you fly from Kathmandu. If you have a window seat on the aeroplane, you are on a roll. The views are breathtaking during the summers and pristine with small portions of snow here and there. What’s cool is that the trail connecting to the Everest base camp is extremely beautiful.

2. Monjo and Phakding

These are two of the most popular villages in Nepal that you can explore near Everest base camp. Monjo offers Sagarmatha National Park, a quick adventurous and thrilling safari to jungle exploration with your buddies is always awesome. The other village in Nepal is set on the banks of the Dudh Koshi River. Imagine digging your hands into the freezing and gushing water of this river or dunking an entire bottle of Dudh Koshi River’s cold water on your bestie. We wouldn’t advise that, unless…

3. Dingboche

Dingboche is another one of the villages in Nepal near the Everest base camp where you may spend a minimum of two days for acclimatisation. It is located at a height of 4,410 metres above sea level, hence you will witness mountain wilderness. If you are not a thrill-seeking person, you should think twice. Yet, the scenic views and the natural beauty will completely sweep you off your feet.

4. Tengboche

Getting to know about other cultures while travelling is always a fun experience. This place in Nepal is the hub for culture and things related to it. You may visit Tengboche monastery, a prominent location for the Sherpa people of this region. There are many other monasteries but this one is the best. Along with this, the mountains never disappoint, so it’s a win-win situation.

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5. Namche Bazar

It is not a bazaar, it is a village which is considered as the major financial hub in the Everest base camp. Namche Bazar has everything to offer, situated at an elevation of 3,440 metres above sea level, the panoramic views are stunning. This village has modern life influence that you may easily spot. If you are trekking to Everest base camp, you can’t skip this one.

6. Khumjung and Pangboche

Another culturally rich spot in Nepal when trekking is these villages. These are nestled among the mountain ranges and have to offer memorable experiences of the cultural wonders of both regions because the local Sherpa community welcomes tourists and trekkers warmly. Immerse in the tranquillity of such serene villages before or after your treks.

7. Lobuche and Gorakshep

You will only get to experience the beauty of Lobuche and Gorakshep when you trek to Everest base camp. These are popular overnight village spots to rest, refresh, rejuvenate and get ready to embark on your trek the next day. Gorakshep is deemed as the highest overnight point for the Everest base camp trek and the other one falls next in line. As they have high altitudes, you will have mesmerising views along with ticking off sleeping under the stars right off your bucket list.

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Now that you have acquired knowledge about villages near the Everest base camp treks in Nepal, you may plan your next treks accordingly.

Happy trekking in Nepal!

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