You start with early drive from Kathmandu to Ramechhap from where you will take a flight to Lukla, then a gentle, four-hour hike to Phakding to get you familiar with the local terrain. At Phakding, you join the Dudh Koshi River, originating in the Everest massif, to begin your uphill climb. The trail to Namche offers two incredible swing bridge crossings. After acclimatizing in Namche, instead of the north-east trail to Everest, you head north-west, to Thame, famous for its monastery, then on to Kongde Lodge, the magnificent pinnacle of your journey, finally descending back to Phakding and colorful Lukla.
With outstanding guide Tenzing Sherpa, we crossed Renjo Pass in the snow. In Mountain Lodges of Nepal Thame, we found a magnificent place to rest, warm shower, healthy food and caring staff. Great place to relax after many days above 5000m.
Josee H, Tripadvisor Review
At this elevation, all rooms have postcard-perfect overlooks. By day, you’ll see Everest and the only slightly less spectacular surrounding mountains of Makalu, Cho Oyu, and Tawache; by night, the stars are so numerous and bright you’ll feel like you’re one of them.
Travel + Leisure
I went trekking and spent one night on 28th April 2023 with my wife. We liked the hotel and loved the staff. The manager was very nice and helpful, as well as the rest of the staff. The food was well presented and of very good taste, the bedroom was clean and had everything we needed.
Manga, Tripadvisor Review
Inside the cosy drawing-room, the walls are adorned with lovely portraits of Sherpa families and pretty decent paintings of some of Nepal’s famous peaks. Our room overlooking the river offers more luxury.
Spring (Mid of March-May):
Come and visit when the rhododendrons and alpine flowers are in full bloom. Expect clear skies and sunshine in the mornings with some light cloud cover later in the day.
Autumn / Winter (Mid of September – First week of December):
October can be busy, but at this time of year, the weather is normally very stable. Expect crisp sunny days and cold evenings.
In case of flight cancellation due to weather, dates can be postponed based on availability.
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