I stayed at Oxygen Altitude for 3 nights. And let me say all the great things happened to me... First of all the owner is young and great. He never acts like typical owners. He treats the guests like his family members... and tries to be as grounded as he can. As for the staff they are really well mannered, well behaved, they are professional as well as cooperative and talented too. Ask them anything and they will present it before you within minutes with grace. The food is tasty as it can be with limited resources up there. You should try sherpa stew. It was my personal favourite. The rooms are very clean and tidy as the owner specially looks into the cleanliness. He is helpful in other ways too. I had a severe altitude sickness and he literally saved my life by giving first aid and oxygen without asking for any formalities. The whole staff was friendly and flexible to my needs and wants. As for the scenery this place is number one as the location of this place is on the very edge of Lobuche where the peaks are closest and mountain views to die for. That is the best place i stayed in my whole EBC trek, no offence to other lodges. This place is where you come as guest but leave as a friend because they treat equally to every guest with equal love and respect. Do visit here if you are in neighbourhood. Special thanks to my porter RINJI SHERPA who has 11 years of friendly relationship with this place and people who live here.…
Our EBC Trek Itinerary had us booked into Mother Earth/Eco Resort (which looks like they have removed themselves from Trip Advisor given the deservedly horrible ratings). We hated it there and payed out of pocket (7 USD) to stay at Oxygen Altitude and never regretted a second. The owner is amazingly kind and friendly. Rooms & Toilets: relatively warm especially considering the remoteness & altitude of Lobuche. Beds were clean and we even had a tiny table and garbage can. Only 4/5 stars because the pipes froze overnight so the bathrooms weren't as good as they were earlier in the day. Not really in their control, so don't let this dissuade you. The coffee-can flush toilets in general were clean. Dining Hall & Food: Food is good - same quality as the rest of the EBC trek, but the dining hall was pleasantly warm! We didn't even need our jackets. There's even a tiny library to pass the time.…
We visited in January (which if you're doing the EBC trek in January you should already be prepared that all of the teahouses cannot offer what they normally do), but this place was great! Their fire was really nice and warm so we just spent all our time in the dining room. The managers were very kind to us and gave us (free!) extra blankets when we asked. My husband and I also asked for a large bed instead of two separate beds and they had a room to accommodate.
Bear in mind Lobuche is 5000m above sea level, so it’s not the lodge’s fault it’s literally below freezing temperatures (my bottles of water froze), but there could be some form of heating to alleviate the symptoms of hypothermia. Nonetheless the food here is quite good. However upon arrival I came to find my room scattered with the remains of the mars bar of the previous guest — chocolate pieces and crumbs all over the desk and dirty fluffy Dalmatian print bed linen.... I was too freezing to bother complaining.
Second visit to lobuche. Other accomodation poor to average. This tea house was warm and inviting. Clean rooms with thick warm blankets and comfortable mattresses. The hot shower was hot. Friendly owners /staff. Highly recommended
Promises a lot delivers little. Hot showers - sorry not working Card machine - sorry not working Heated blanket - sorry not working It’s freezing cold in the morning in the restaurant - sorry we only light the burner in the evening. If you can’t deliver don’t advertise that you can. Treat your guests with a little more love and care and you’ll get a better response.
The rooms were amazing - animal print duvet covers and the carpet in the hallways was like the toy car roads you had as a child. Great carpet!! Food was good although unfortunately I wasnt well whilst staying here and had to go to bed early. Wifi was good although the first wifi card i was given did not work. If you have a choice - stay here! It's fantastic.
Accommodation on the Everest Base Camp Trek is very basic and all tea houses are fairly similar, but this home really stood out. Very clean, warm rooms, shared bathroom, but also very clean and well kept. Tasty home cooked meals and warm common room.
Me and porter-guide (who can speak english) Karma Sherpa look at this hotel as well as other and we decided to stay here. One of the benefit of doing without travel agency from Nepal I have flexibility to decide where I will stay.!! Also it's safe to go alone with porter as all porter/guide know everyone on the trek as they are living there since birth.!! Oxygen Altitude Home hotel is good. No complaint about my stay. No attach bath. Good food. It's expensive but you feel lucky that you get this facility at 15000+ feet. Hotel rent is cheap but food is little bit expensive as you go higher. As there was no data plan working I decided to purchase wifi card. But as soon as I started using it within 5 min it got disconnect. As owner saw I was using FACETIME with my wife.!!! I complained to my porter-guide Karma about this and explain him what he/she did. My porter-guide went and talk to him and they explained him that router is not working.!! As Karma was not aware of technology he don't know what's going on. I told hotel owner/manager then why are you selling wifi if don't work properly. Give my money back or I am going to write bad review about this.!! And after they restart the modem/router and it works. To me it looks like they get more money if WIFI is used less data plan then they are selling it. Here wifi card works for 24 hours and if you don't use it's gone.!! And general trekker used 2-3 hours before going to bed so they can get benefit of unused data.!! so beware when you buy WIFI Card during your trek. This happen to me before also so make sure before you buy it. Benefits of trekking alone (without agency). * They don't treat porter very well. (pay is very minimum) * They don't provide good hotel with attach bath or toilet. * My friends who did with travel agency were telling me some horrible experience about feeling cold in room, no european style toilet etc. So I decide to do it on my own. Just hire porter-guide who will carry my back as well as speak little bit english who can help me if there is any emergency so he can talk to local language.…
The options for a comfortable stay in Lobuche are severely limited. So in the given circumstances OAH, is better of the lot. The owner is a nice chap and helpful, the food is good considering the location and the availability of materials. Things are expensive, which is understandable but when one pays good money one expects decent creature comforts ... in this case a clean toilet!! I know it's unreasonable to expect hot water, or en suit bathroom or any such luxuries in a remote place... but a clean toilet is not so hard to provide, especially considering what one spends to stay here. Pros: Good Food, Manageable Bed, Heated Blankets (Extra Cost), Helpful Owner Cons: Dirty Toilets