Kunde

Posted by on January 16, 2012

Just a few hundred meters above the village of Namche Bazar, Kunde makes a great day trip on what could be an otherwise boring rest day. I found the village almost on accident, walking aimlessly after an absurdly early arrival to Namche and a safety-imposed limit on ascending any more for the night’s stop.

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Kunde itself is a nice and small village with the standard monastery/mani walls/ chorten/ stone houses.

Om Mani Padme Hum

What really made it beautiful, aside from unintentionally finding the place, was its location in a basin at the foot of Khumjung Khumbi Yu La mountain.

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Even (especially!) on a fogged in day just waiting for the weather to change, the beautiful locations and villages of the Solu Khumbu provide a welcome distraction.

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2 Responses to Kunde

  1. Nan

    PRETTY!! What is the wall all about??

    • Stephen

      They’re religious stones inscribed with various things, most relating to Buddhism. They were all over the Buddhist areas of Nepal, and often just as nice (though not quite as large) as this one.

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