everest region

Kongde Lodge

13,944 ft

The lodge at the top of the world. The highest starred hotel in the world also lays claim to some of the world’s best views.

what to expect


Everest RegionKongde Lodge

Set on the chilly lap of Kongde Ri, surrounded by majestic mountains on all sides, Kongde Lodge is hours away from, and several thousand feet above, the closest bazaar. While the trail from Lukla all the way to Everest Base camp is dotted with hamlets, and busy with tourists and locals alike, the Kongde path—taken by Khumbu Sherpas in centuries past—offers a purer interaction: just you and the landscape.

everest mountain view


Toasty Comfort

The ten cozy rooms don’t cut back on any of the standard amenities, and all come with not only panoramic views of five of the world’s highest mountains, but also extra blankets, an electrically heated mattress and an attached bathroom with hot shower, all to keep you toasty—something you’ll appreciate up here!


Stunning Setting

To say the Kongde lodge is an exceptionally rare Himalayan experience would be an understatement. Its deeply layered north view of the Khumbu valley, capped by Mount Everest in the horizon, is stunning and unmatched. Stars are so numerous and bright, you’ll feel like one of them. And all of it can be soaked in from a warm, comfortable indoor setting, or the lodge’s wide-open grounds.

a girl has hot drink in the sunroom
lodge with everest mountain view
activity on everest mountain

Experiences Nearby

mountain range reflects on river surface

Kongde Lodge is the last lodge on the Yeti Trail, and but it is not the apex of your trek.

Experience Details
himalaya trail

Looking for peace? Some days of the year, Everest can feel like a traffic jam, the northeast road from Namche toward Everest Base Camp is busy with tourists and locals alike.

Experience Details


There’s nothing like taking in five of the world’s highest mountains, Everest, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho-Oyo, Gyajung Khang, and Ama Dablam. Early mornings are often when the weather is clearest, so set an alarm and check the view from your windows between 5.30am and 6am. Sunrise over Thamserku peak right in front of the lodge is itself a sight to behold. Kongde Lodge can also be ideal for night photography of the Himalayas against the stars, which the weather often favors.


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