Bamti Bhandar, also known as Chyangma among the locals, sits on an elevated
plain above the Likhu River. The town of Bamti is connected with functioning
roads which make it one of the busiest towns in the region. You can get direct
jeeps and buses to Kathmandu from the town. The trail passing through the
village is covered in greenery and smell of village lifestyle. Lambs, baby
cows and old Sherpas herding them will make you forget about the rest of the
world for a bit.
The main trail passes through the old bamti village, while there is a newly
settled town next to the road. As tourists, you are expected to go through the
main trail so most of the lodges and tea houses are permanently established
around the trail. On the way, there is the monastery of Khempo Sangay
Rimpochhe. As you carry on ahead, you will meet a signpost pointing towards
the direction of Kinja, your next destination. When you notice the sign follow
the road which will lead you towards the end of Bhandar and the trail carries
on towards the valley of Everest.