Namche Bazaar (also Nemche Bazaar or Namche Baza; Nepali: नाम्चे बजार listen ) is a town and (formally Namche Village Development Committee) in Khumbu Pasanglhamu Rural Municipality in Solukhumbu District of Province No. 1 of north-eastern Nepal. It is located within the Khumbu area at 3,440 meters (11,286 ft) at its low point, populating the sides of a hill. Most Sherpa who are in the tourism business are from the Namche area. Namche is the main trading center and hub for the Khumbu region with many Nepalese officials, a police check, post and a bank. At the time of the 2001 Nepal census, it had a population of 1647 people residing in 397 individual households.