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.
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!
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.
It’s feels like a setting from a movie: an eccentric, cliff’s-edge monastery sheltering dramatically under a massive rock.Experience Details
A crispy and golden exterior broken with a deliciously loud, crunchy bite, sending forth a cloud of steam.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.
the walk from lulka to phakding is quick and not very taxing..the lodge is really good..comfortable rooms, great toilet, the sound of the river in the background, great food and service and a lovely sun room!
Guest of Phakding Lodge, Nov 2019
It is a great place, very comfortable, rooms are big and look very good. Rooms with private bathroom in Everest Base Camp. They are not heated, but fortunately the mattresses are electric so you will be really warm while sleeping. I loved the food there- best dal bhat I have eaten in Nepal :)
Guest of Phakding Lodge, May 2019