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Everest Summit Lodges

Everest Region, Nepal

Everest Summit Lodges are located in the dramatic scenery of the Everest Region providing the perfect base from which to explore this spectacular Nepalese landscape. With excellent service and food, it is ideal for guests wanting to trek in style.

At a Glance

  • A good collection of lodges on the main route towards Everest Base Camp

  • Excellent food, service and rooms

  • They offer bed tea in the morning and hot water bottles at night

  • Either just do the Everest Summit Lodges which are located at the lower elevations, or combine with simpler tea houses to continue onto Everest Base Camp

  • Book early due to popular demand for these lodges

Adventure, Off the beaten track, Family, Culture

Insider's View

If you trek up in April, you may well see the Everest Expeditions making their way to base camp.

Daniel Smith

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Description

The Everest Summit Lodges are an excellent opportunity to trek in complete comfort along the famous route to Everest Base Camp. There are five lodges along the early route to Base Camp. Each lodge is extremely comfortable, with a cozy chalet feel and welcoming staff. All lodges have a dining and lounge area, twin bedrooms with ensuite and beautiful gardens with fabulous views. The service is very attentive and the food excellent - guests are served a three course lunch and dinner each day. They’ve also thought of great little touches - hot water bottles in your bed each evening and tea brought to your room in the morning.

Monjo Everest Summit Lodge is situated at an altitude of 2,850m in the valley of Monjo, a 4-5 hour walk from Lukla, the starting point of the trek. There are 22 en-suite rooms and a living/dining area with beautiful views down the valley.

Tashinga Everest Summit Lodge is in a wonderful location amidst pine forests with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam. The lodge is at an altitude of 3,450m and so two nights are required here to acclimatise. Therefore day excursions are arranged to the famous Sherpa monastery of Thangboche and the village of Phortse.

Pangboche Everest Summit Lodge (3,985m) is located literally at the foot of the Ama Dablam mountain (6,865 m) with fantastic 360 degree views of the mountains. It is a slightly smaller lodge with only ten rooms but with the usual dining/living area and bar.

Mende Everest Summit Lodge is often described as one of the best lodges, perched almost 3,000m above the Thamo and Thame valleys. It is a truly peaceful place, with only a monastery and a few monks as neighbors. There are 20 rooms here, as well as a reading room, bar and restaurant.

Lukla Everest Summit Lodge is the gateway to Mt. Everest and lies at 2,743m. The lodge is conveniently located directly opposite the airport. Rooms are spacious en-suites and there’s a bar and restaurant, as well as a lovely garden.

Accommodation

Everest Summit Lodges offers Twin Rooms and one Family Room in each lodge. They often have en-suite bathrooms with hot water. With comfortable beds, and well furnished rooms, the Everest Summit Lodges are ideal for guests who want an upmarket lodge in an area which is not know for good accommodation.

Childcare

Children are accepted but there are no specific facilities. Given the tough terrain, we recommend this vacation experience for older children.

Facilities

Facilities in the camps include a dining and lounge area, bar and en-suite bedrooms. Enjoy spa treatments at their lodges in Monjo, Tashinga and Mende based on ancient Tibetan healing traditions. The Haatiban Resort now offers guests the original Ayurveda massage in collaboration with Somatheeram of Kerala, India.

Activities

The surrounding landscape in and around all five camps offer some of the best trekking opportunities in the world. You will also get a chance to engage with locals and discover more about the fascinating eclectic mix of people. Nepal has a population of 26 million people made up of over 40 different races and tribes to give you a feel for its diversity. To relax and unwind, you can take advantage of their Himalayan Spa treatments at their lodges in Monjo, Tashinga and Mende.

Location & Directions

Everest Region, Nepal

There are five lodges along the route to Everest Base Camp. Monjo Lodge is situated in the valley of Monjo, a 4-5 hour walk from Lukla. Tashinga Lodge is in a wonderful location with breathtaking views of Ama Dablam. Pangboche Lodge (3,985m) is located literally at the foot of the Ama Dablam mountain (6,865 m). Mende Lodge is perched almost 3,000m above the Thamo and Thame valleys. Lukla Lodge is the gateway to Mt. Everest and lies at 2,743m.

When to go

Nepal has a Monsoonal climate with four main seasons. Fall and spring are the two most favourable seasons for visiting Nepal. Fall (September to early December) brings in clear weather with sunny days and warm nights. Spring (March to May) with occasional rain falls. From June to September, is the monsoon season. Uncomfortable time to visit as the climate of Nepal at this time of year brings about hot weather and rain falls almost every day.

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