Namche Lodge sits on the upper slopes of Namche, the Sherpa capital, close to the Everest National Park headquarters and just a five-minute walk from the Sherpa Culture Museum. This comfortable, family friendly spot is the ideal acclimatization station, a basecamp for cultural experiences, and spa treatments.
Warm, dry, spacious rooms are softly furnished with Tibetan rugs and English linens, stunning views, thoughtful design touches, and an indulgent bathroom with hot running water—you won’t find a more perfectly cozy antidote for tired legs. If that’s top of mind, do ask in advance about massages and holistic wellness treatments on offer.
Chill and vibrant. From the lodge’s high location, all rooms and the lounge offer clear views of the town’s iconic C-shaped layout, and the intensely close Kongde mountain across the valley. In almost any season, clouds might blanket the bazaar during late mornings and late afternoons. However, nights and morning are usually clear and fine times for sightseeing.
In 1960, Sherpa leaders asked Sir Edmund Hillary if he would build them a school. “Our children have eyes, but are blind and cannot see.”Experience Details
Namche is the last real stop in the Everest region for shopping, dining out or even taking a break at beer gardens.Experience Details
A crispy and golden exterior broken with a deliciously loud, crunchy bite, sending forth a cloud of steam.Experience Details
Approaching a working monastery certain sounds begin to fill the air: the fluttering of prayer flags, the hum of monks chanting in unison, the periodic blowing of a traditional trumpet, the crashing of cymbals and the thud of ritual drums.Experience Details
Remember, Namche is the last opportunity to buy anything you might need on your trip, or to enjoy civilization. If it’s the weekend, definitely stop by the market where Tibetan traders come by way of high passes through the Himalayas with all kinds goods to sell. While you are out at the bazaar, stop into the Sherpa Barista café for warm hospitality, great coffee and surprisingly fantastic pizzas. The locally owned and operated Hermann Helmers Bakery is a great spot for a rooftop breakfast or to pick up hiking snacks.
Stayed here on the way to EBC and back from Gokyo - on the way down it was just paradise after the cold and basic nature of most of the tea houses. En suite bathroom, free hot shower when arranged with the manager (no hot showers at all in most tea houses!), really great food and very attentive and friendly staff. The electric blanket was a god send as similar to every other tea house there’s no central heating. Worth the extra money if you want a boost before and a extra comfort after you have gone higher.
Guest of Namche Lodge, Mar 2020
The room had a great view of Namche Bazaar and we love the heater and electric blanket which kept us warm the entire night.
Guest of Namche Lodge, Jan 2020