Mules, yaks, and horses make up more than half the population of the town.
Being the last town in Northern Solukhumbu connected to the petrol
civilization, the supplies onwards are carried on the back of human and
animals, which makes Nunthala an ideal stockpile for supplies.
The village sits on the valley under the shadow of Karyolung peak (6,511
meters). With wide stone paved streets and beautiful Sherpa houses, Nunthala
is a preferred overnight stop for many trekkers.
From the entrance, the echo from the bells on mules and yaks will give you a
sense of connection to these mountain animals. However, the odor that comes
out of them could be revolting for beginners.