Khunde is a prominent and iconic hamlet in the Himalayas’ lapses in the Everest Region of Nepal. Adjoining with another village, Khumjung, Khunde, and Khumjung are the Everest Region’s must-see villages. People doing Everest Base Camp Trek or other Everest Region Treks explore this village to acclimatize themselves to the region’s altitudes. The exact height of Khunde village is 3,840m/12,600m which is undoubtedly a high altitude. Khunde, along with Khumjung village, offers genuine Sherpa hospitality.
Located in the foothills of Khumbu Yu-Lha, one of the Sherpas’ sacred mountains, you are sure to get breathtaking scenes to enjoy while in this village. One in this village gets glimpses of legendary mountains like Mt Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam, and more. The traditional houses, mainly built with stones, are sure to impress their visitors. Moreover, Khunde Village is also famous for its Kunde Hospital, built by Sir Edmund Hillary, the first person to scale Mt Everest.
Usually, the village hosts day hikes to the Everest Base Camp Trekkers. Some visitors come to the region just to explore this village. If you look at Everest Base Camp Trek, Tengboche and Namche Bazaar are the two nearest stops from Khunde. The village works as an acclimatization ground for the EBC trekkers. Once you leave the village, you are on the way towards gaining 4000m+ altitude. Those who are already comfortable with the heights should only proceed further. Trekkers who are still finding it difficult to acclimate with the elevations should either descend back or spend some more days acclimatizing.
And in such high altitudes, things change pretty drastically without any alarm. The most challenging thing is altitude sickness. The illness can get all over you and can result in challenging situations. As of that, you should always have a backup for emergency helicopter rescues.
Nepal Helicopter Charter has been assisting emergency helicopter evacuation all across the country. The experienced team is always bound to provide on-time service. Just remember us if you need an emergency rescue from Khunde or any other part.
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