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Khumjung Monastery houses the scalp of what's said to be a Yeti....

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After climbing to the Thami Monastery, we retraced our steps before turning uphill toward the lovely village of Khumjung, where Sir Edmund Hillary established a school in 1961....

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Sagarmatha National Park
Everest view trek is one of the best and favorable treks for those who seek to enjoy the classic view of Mt Everest and others mighty peak of khumbu region. In this trek trekkersEverest view trek is one of the best and favorable treks for those who seek to enjoy the classic view of Mt Everest and others mighty peak of khumbu region. In this trek trekkers can enjoy the combination of cultural, spiritual and natural beauty of the Everest region of Nepal. The friendly Sherpa people, picturesque villages, great variety of cultures and traditions, colorful festivals and monasteries of this region provide the life time memory to the visitors. Everest view trek is a famous trek into the famous Everest region with fascinating beauty of culture and nature to offer. Everest view trek starts with a scenic flight from Kathmandu to lukla. From lukla we trek the adventurous trekking trail of Everest. Following the upward and downward trekking trail and passing some of the most scenic laces, cultural villages and rivers.Nepal is known as the country of Mt. Everest and every one may have such desire to see this highest mountain in the world. This trekking is not only popular for highest mountain. This trek also provides the warm hospitality of Sherpa people, so one can experience Sherpa culture, way of living style, visit monasteries, wild animals and enjoy the mountain views of snow capped peaks. Following the trail of Everest region and passing via villages like Namche Bazaar, Phakding, Lobuche and more this adventurous trek is worth commencing for.
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Everest Base Camp Trail, Khumjung 56000, Nepal
The trek to Everest Base Camp is quite possibly the most dramatic and picturesque in the Himalayas. We stayed in villages set against soaring, jagged pinnacles; we got to know the unique culture of the Sherpas; discovered remote mountain monasteries; walked trails lined with mani stones, engraved with Tibetan Buddhist prayers and learnt about the Sherpas’ spiritual perspective on the mountains they call home.
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About Khumjung

Find your way to the Yeti Scalp of KhumjungIn 1960, when Desmond Doig, a British journalist, and Edmund Hillary were passing through the Khumjung Village, they stopped over at the home of an old woman and found, what was speculated to be, a Yeti scalp. Yeti is an ape-like creature who is said to live in the high Himalayas. Scientists have long maintained that this Yeti, roughly translated in English as Abominable or Dreadful Snowman, doesn't exist but locals continue to hold its legends as authentic stories integral to their culture. In 1960, Hillary and Doig somehow managed to convince the village people to take this hide-like scalp and have it inspected abroad. Though it later proved to be a hide from a goat-like Himalayan antelope, you can still visit the monastery it is placed in.Know before you go: The village of Khunjung is just 137km from Kathmandu. The local bus network in Nepal is quite efficient and you will easily get a bus till the Sagarmatha National Park. From here the village is a short trek away. To see the images of the Yeti scalp, visit this page.

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