Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding

Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding

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4.5
#1 of 4 lodges in Sagarmatha National Park
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.2
Service
4.5
Value
4.1
Approximately four hours hike from Lukla. MLN Phakding is set in an idyllic part of the DudhKoshi 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. 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 DudhKoshi river gorge.
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GoHereSeeThis wrote a review Mar 2020
Alberta, Canada
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Perfect beginning to the EBC Trek.

Rooms: Beautiful king-sized bed with electric blanket (not needed - the duvet was plenty warm). Very clean. All guests are welcomed with cookies & tea and provided with slippers to wear to rest your feet and keep the lodge clean. The hot shower was very welcome, and it was nice having a working sink and flush toilet (including toilet paper!). Great accommodations, not unlike any quality western hotel.

Dining room & food: Great food! We were the only guests here at the time and they were very accommodating to all dietary restrictions. There was unlimited tea and hot water as well as a nice happy hour before dinner with popcorn and more liquids. We were always so well-hydrated at all the YMHs.
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Date of stay: May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Ask for a single bed if you're a couple. Two bodies keep you warmer ;)
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Response from Doma S, Manager at Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for taking your time to write us this amazing reviews. We are pleased to know that you had an amazing time staying at our lodge. Thank you for your continuous support. Best Regards, Doma
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Alex O wrote a review Oct 2023
Chaweng, Thailand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I went with some friends for a 1 week trek (2 weeks for the others) along the Everest Base Camp trail. We were mostly in our fifties, but one of us was 82 years old.

We flew from Kathmandu to MLN's Lukla lodge, where we had a delicious breakfast and then on to Phakding, then Monjo, then Namche and finally Thame. The others continued further along the trail.

The trip was fantastic. Naturally, the Himalaya didn't disappoint, as they never do, but being of a certain age, we really appreciated the support of the friendly staff and the comfort of the warm beds, hot showers and delicious food. This was true of all the lodges. The Phakding lodge stood apart because it has had a renovation, along the lines of a Swedish home or an Aspen luxury skiing lodge. Strangely, this really worked well. The trail, the villages, the backdrop, the decor and the staff all provided all the local charm you would want, but the renovated lodge at Phakding gives you that luxury sanctuary at the end of a long day.

All the lodges on the trail were very comfortable with hot showers, warm beds and friendly, hospitable staff. But each had their own distinctive charm.

Run by a sharp family, called Sherpa, who own the lodges and have been organising treks for decades, it is a first class experience. I have already recommended MLN to others and whether first timer or seasoned trekker, I would recommend it to you, too.
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: The staff were very helpful, both before and during the trip. My only tip is a general one for...
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msa23_2000 wrote a review Nov 2023
Chino Hills, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on our first night of a 12-day trekking trip. It was a great start. The facility is clean and well kept. The rooms have electric blankets. The food was excellent. The downside is this was our first night at a teahouses donut spoiled us too much and made the other teahouses pale in comparison.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Traveled with friends
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lisadg wrote a review Sep 2023
Miami Beach, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Mountain Lodge Phakding, Namche, Monjo and Lukla. I was absolutely thrilled. I loved the locations, special rooms and views and attention to building details. The food is the best in the valley. Happy hour is so fun! And also unusual for the valley. worth every extra penny!
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled solo
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Sumeetbr wrote a review Dec 2019
Fortaleza, CE
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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!!
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Date of stay: November 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Pasang S, Sales & Operation Manager at Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding
Responded Dec 4, 2019
Dear Sumeet, Thank you for your positive feedback about the hotel and the services . We are glad that you found lodge's facilities and offerings enjoyable. We look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best regards, Ms. Pasang Lamu Sherpa Sales & Operation Manager
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Ina G wrote a review May 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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 :)
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Date of stay: April 2019
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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meengma wrote a review Jan 2018
Nepal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Yeti Mountain Home at Phakding is one comfortable stay while trekking up to Everest. They have nice warm dining room along with hot showers, great organic food and heated bed to sleep during the chilly nights at such elevation.
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Date of stay: October 2017
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Msaincamb wrote a review Nov 2017
Cambridge, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was one of several excellent YMH lodges we stayed at during our just completed trek in November 2017. The whole trek was organized by YMH and was planned and executed brilliantly! Please see my review of the YMH in Lukla(msaincamb) for details on this wonderful trek and our guide Pemba Sherpa.
The Phakding lodge is peaceful, there is ample hot water as it's located right beside the river, the food was quite good, beds were comfortable, staff was friendly and the room and lodge were very nicely designed and aesthetically pleasing. Sure, this and all the lodges are relatively expensive but considering where you are and what you get for the money, this is excellent value.
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Date of stay: November 2017
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Dalal2011 wrote a review May 2023
Mumbai, India
5.0 of 5 bubbles
OUR STAY:

We (a couple aged 70 +) stayed at:
Yeti Mountain Lodge – Phakding – 1 night – 17th April, 2023
Yeti Mountain Lodge – Monjo – 1 night – 18th April, 2023
Yeti Mountain Lodge – Namche Bazaar – 2 night – 19th and 20th April, 2023

LOCATIONS:

The locations of all the three properties are beautiful.

Phakding lodge is touching Dudh Koshi River with three main buildings – first is reception, lounge and dining area beautifully decorated using local materials, second and third are residential blocks with ground and upper level. There is well maintained garden and open vistas in front of all three structures. We enjoyed taking a walk post dinner and also early morning next day to get acclimatized.

Monjo Lodge is just before the Monjo village with large walk way from the road to the main building. There is an open sit-out in front of the main structure over-looking the fields and main road. The views of the surrounding mountains need to be enjoyed.

Namche Bazaar Lodge is further 100 plus meters uphill after trekkers enter the town. It is a secluded location giving mesmerizing views of the surrounding mountains and the town. The sunrise viewing platform is just 5 to 10 minutes uphill easy climb behind this lodge. The views of the surrounding snow-capped mountains and sunrise slowly falling on them is a sight which tourists can never forget.

ROOMS:

The rooms at all the three lodges are spacious with en-suite bathrooms with running hot water. At Namche Bazaar lodge, they use solar power and therefore they recommend taking refreshing shower around early evening time. The beds/ blankets at all three lodges are electrically heated and guests can enjoy a good night sleep with good quality comforters and linen. The management has taken utmost care to ensure that the guests are comfortable and cozy in all weathers.

FOOD:

This group of hotels have a very good system of happy hours between 5.30 to 6.30 pm when guests can mingle with each other and share their experiences. But, our experience is – guests sit and chit-chat in their own groups instead of meeting other guests and share their experiences. The Management serves some snacks and drinks (like ginger-honey-lemon tea, coffee, spices infused local rum Khukari) to all guests. The guests can also buy their own other drinks.

Dinner is served individually to all group of guests in the dining area at 6.30 pm followed by a sweet dish and coffee/ tea.

Sumptuous breakfast is also served in to the guests depending on each group’s program for the day.

As we are vegetarians, we were served good varieties of vegetarian food – both at dinners and during breakfasts. We had no reason to complain at any of the three lodges.

STAFF:

The staff is courteous and promptly takes care of all needs and comforts of all guests.

Our stay at all the three lodges made our trekking experience at this altitude more comfortable and enjoyable. We thank the management and the entire staff for taking good care of us and wish they continue to do so at all times.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Overall all the three lodges at Phakding, Monjo and Namche Bazaar are value for money
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Rob O wrote a review Jul 2018
Winter Garden, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
All the Yeti Mountain homes are the best accommodations you can stay at along your trek. Great rooms, hot showers, amazing dinners, albeit for a price. We did a luxury trek and stayed at a few of them did not regret the extra cost at all especially considering some of the ummm other accommodations =)
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Date of stay: May 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Answer from pasang123
Kathmandu, Nepal131 contributions9 helpful votes
Hi Martin! We are glad to know about your plan to visit Nepal and spend some time in Phakding. To answer your specific query, you must take a morning flight on 15th December to Lukla. It is a 45 minute flight. After you land Lukla, you have to walk for 3 hours to reach Phakding. Should you have any further queries or require any assistance, do let us know. We look forward to welcoming you! Your's Sincerely Ms. Pasang Lamu Sherpa Sales & Operation Manager
Alex O wrote a tip Oct 2023
Chaweng, Thailand11 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The staff were very helpful, both before and during the trip. My only tip is a general one for trekking in the Himalayas - stay hydrated!"
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Dalal2011 wrote a tip May 2023
Mumbai, India353 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Overall all the three lodges at Phakding, Monjo and Namche Bazaar are value for money "
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GoHereSeeThis wrote a tip Mar 2020
Alberta, Canada41 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a single bed if you're a couple. Two bodies keep you warmer ;)"
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Lingang wrote a tip Mar 2019
Henderson, Nevada1,543 contribution225 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"A good hotel to stay unless you can find anything better"
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Paula wrote a tip Nov 2018
Seattle, Washington139 contributions87 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"If the hot water runs out you can get a bucket of hot water to take a shower."
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PRICE RANGE
$188 - $267 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
NepalEastern RegionSagarmatha ZoneSagarmatha National Park
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding
Which popular attractions are close to Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding?
Nearby attractions include Irish Pub (4.5 miles), Sagarmatha Next (4.9 miles), and Hillary Bridge (3.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sherpa Barista Bakery,Food & Coffee Shop, The Irish Pub, and Highcamp cafe.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Nepali.
Does Mountain Lodges of Nepal - Phakding have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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