Namche Bazaar at dawn with the Kwangde peaks lit up by the first rays of light. It is located in the Solukhumbu District in the Sagarmatha Zone of north-eastern Nepal. The village is 3,440 metres (11,286 ft) at its low point. Traditionally a trading post for the Khumbu region to exchange yak cheese and butter with agricultural goods grown at lower altitudes it has become a major climbing and trekking hub. Access is still via foot from Lukla as there is no vehicle navigable roads and no passenger airport. Shot on Fuji Velvia slide film.