Welcome to Mt. Everest, the crown of the Himalayas and Earth's highest peak. The magnificent view of the breathtaking height of 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) will drive you insane.
The snow-capped summit piercing the sky, Everest symbolizes the raw power of the natural world. But apart from its beauty, there is a fierce and unpredictable climate, with biting winds, bone-chilling temperatures, and disloyal storms that travelers may face during their journey.
Conquering this trek requires both physical prowess and proper accommodation during the trek as you will need a place to rest at the end of the day. As physical prowess is something that you need to identify on your own, I can help you find the best accommodation for you and your loved ones during your journey to Everest. People who are willing to do Everest base camp luxury trek with a helicopter return choose those luxury lodges to stay overnight.
Types of Accommodation in the Everest Region
There are various types of accommodation one can find in the Everest region during the Everest Base Camp Trek. They differ in terms of the quality and range of services available. As such, each has different pricing on food and accommodation, and the choice entirely depends on the traveler’s preference.
Here’s a rundown of the most popular accommodation options available in the Khumbu region:
Tea Houses/ Basic Hotels
Tea houses are the most popular accommodation options in the Khumbu region. They are very basic lodges to spend your night during the trek. You will find a variety of tea houses on the way to your Everest Base Camp. Most tree houses are handled by local villagers. They aim to provide comfortable stays with basic needs and facilities to travelers. They provide minimal facilities like basic wooden beds, blankets, pillows, and warm or lukewarm water to bathe or drink. As their service is basic, they are the most affordable accommodation options during your trek.
These are tents set up by independent trekkers or tour operators on their client’s demands. Tented camps are used by very less travelers nowadays. As there are many better accommodation facilities available in most places, neither travelers nor agencies go for camping accommodations. Nonetheless, staying in tented camps serves as a more adventurous experience for enthusiasts.
A luxury hotel is a luxurious way of taking a rest as it aims to make your stay easy and premium. It is the best way to experience your trip to Everest by being able to get state-of-the-art facilities. Luxury hotels provide you with a proper wide room with an attached bathroom where you can hot shower any time during your stay. The rooms also have windows from which you can see the remarkable view of the Himalayas.
Heaters are placed everywhere including your room. These types of hotels are known for hygienic meals, unlimited boiled and filtered water, hot beverages, safety, and security. Besides, some also have additional amenities like heated blankets or a library for acclimatization days. Because of these premium services and facilities, these hotels are costlier accommodation options.
Why Luxury Lodges?
As you know trekking to Mt. Everest is not an easy task to do. You need true passion and dedication. But is that all enough? Surely not, safety and proper rest play a very important role during the whole duration of the trek. And luxury lodges provide the best of it.
Throughout the challenging and awe-inspiring journey to the summit, these lodges are a haven of comfort and warmth to many travelers. Upon stepping foot inside these lodges, trekkers are enveloped in an atmosphere of refined luxury and comfort. Well-managed rooms offer a sanctuary for tired bodies, allowing guests to rejuvenate and recharge in the breathtaking surroundings.
The best part is that from the moment guests arrive to the time they checkout they provide exemplary service so the travelers can feel very energetic to resume their trip to their next destination. Besides that, they ensure to share expert advice on the best routes and weather conditions. They also share captivating stories of Everest's history with the trekkers. These lodge staff truly embody the spirit of the trekking experience.
Different Luxury Hotels in different locations
Everest Summit Lodges
The Everest summit lodges have made a mark in the industry of Hotels and tourism in Nepal. Their lodges have been running and providing one of the best services for the past two decades. The proper hospitality and facilities provided by these lodges to trekkers have made them one of the best accommodations to use for the Everest Base Camp luxury trek.
They have established 5 chain lodges throughout the way to the Mt. Everest Trek. They are in Lukla, Mende, Monjo, Pangboche, and Tashinga.
Yeti Mountain Home
Yeti Mountain Home is similar to Everest Lodges. The lodges have also established themselves extraordinarily in the hotel and tourism industry. They have provided unwavering commitments to providing proper service and facility to the guests. Both lodges aim to provide a premium experience to their guests. They have focused on providing the best service resulting in the best experience.
They have established 7 chain lodges throughout the Mt. Everest Trekking Trail. They are in Lukla, Phakding, Monjo, Namche, Thame, Deboche, and Kongde.
Hotel Everest View
Hotel Everest View is a beautiful hotel with a blend of unbelievable surroundings and great service. The hotel lies at a height of 13,000 ft, making it the highest-altitude hotel in the world. Hotel Everest is popular for its terrace dining with splendid mountain views in the backdrop. All those who take a Helicopter Tour to Everest Base Camp choose this as the best destination for breakfast.
Accommodation plays a crucial role in making your trip easier and more memorable. So, book accommodation sooner if you are planning to travel in a peak trekking season.
Also, remember that rest is a crucial part of the trek. So, I suggest you choose luxury accommodation even though it goes into higher price end as it provides better service, security, and hospitality than any other accommodation for you to resume your trek the next day.