Benkar (2800m) is a village in Khumbu.
==Understand==One can also stay at Benkar Village on the first day because this village is quiter and shows you cultural dance at evening.
Benkar is just one hour before Manjo. The Sagarmatha National Park entrance is just outside the village. Here, travelers are required to show their passports and pay a 1,000rps entrance fee.
A five hour walk from Lukla - mostly either downhill or flat, but there a short but steep climb before entering the village.