The villages Khunde and Khumjung are very close to Namche. One day or two days spent at Namche for the acclimatization can be used to hike these two beautiful villages. This two hike will allow you to give chance to meet the charming people, experience the warmth of Sherpa culture, taste local cuisines, observe developmental milestones and to see the mountains from the fresh angles.
The Khunde Hospital, built in 1966 is at the top the village and it is maintained by the Himalyan Trust. Its mission is to treat the local people and also to the trekkers in case of emergency. Another place to visit is Khumjung school, which is also called Hillary School and was established in 1960.