everest region

Phakding Lodge

8,563 ft
night lodge exterior
daytime lodge exterior
vegetable garden

Organic gardens, a peaceful riverside location—the perfect low-altitude green haven from which to begin one’s ascent.

what to expect


Everest RegionPhakding Lodge

Approximately four hours hike from Lukla. Phakding Lodge is set in an idyllic part of the Dudh Koshi river gorge, just before a small bazaar, across a cute bridge. The grounds are lovely. To get a sense of how this Mountain Lodge has spent over a decade working on sustainable farming practices, stroll over to the vegetable garden and see what seasonal produce you might be served at dinner.

mountain route
staff in the garden
lodge with helicopter landing birdview


bedroom interior
bedroom interior
Lashings of Natural Wood

Rooms are finished in a combination of traditional Khumbu and modern style with lashings of natural wood. En-suite bathrooms, heated beds, and soft, clean sheets ensure your comfort, along with the spectacular view of the mountains. For the warmest of welcomes, ask staff to turn on your electric blanket before you arrive!


Rocky Chic

The lodge makes the most of its distinctly rocky setting by stylistically employing large rocks from the riverbanks around its exterior and room interiors. On arrival, freshen up with a hot towel and head to the airy sunroom, decorated with fresh flowers, for the ideal spot to rest up with a welcome drink. You may want to just lounge here all day. In the evening, join your fellow guests in the dining room, a minimalist structure making the most of beamed ceilings and offering postcard views of the Dudh Koshi river gorge.

common area
bathroom with a view
staff welcome with hot towel

Experiences Nearby

It’s feels like a setting from a movie: an eccentric, cliff’s-edge monastery sheltering dramatically under a massive rock.

Experience Details
buffallo momo making

A crispy and golden exterior broken with a deliciously loud, crunchy bite, sending forth a cloud of steam.

Experience Details
outdoor dining with mountain view

In the crisp morning light, you’ll break warm gurung bread alongside fellow guests, sharing a table with the world’s best views.

Experience Details


Dinner is a winner here. The lodge grows much of its own produce and takes pride in serving freshly prepared meals as wholesome in quality as they are generous in portion.


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