If you dream of high-altitude adventure, then you can’t get any more spectacular than the Himalayas. Whether you’re trekking the foothills of the highest peaks or on your way to Everest Base Camp, here are five hotels and lodges in the shadow of the world’s highest mountain, where you can experience both the wild beauty of the region and the warmth of Nepalese hospitality.


Lama Hotel, Lukla, Nepal

The town of Lukla has been long been known to Himalayan trekkers as the ‘the gateway to Everest’, with the first lodges and hotels opening in the 1970s. Located in the heart of the town, Lama Hotel is a great place to meet fellow travellers, with its cosy lounge, restaurant serving Nepalese specialties, and rooftop terrace with stunning views of the scenery. The owners also organise guided tours of Lukla and can assist in finding guides for treks deep into the mountains.

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Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding, Nepal 

Standing by the river in the peaceful mountain village of Phakding, Yeti Mountain Home has been built using local materials and designed to reflect the culture and traditions of the Khumbu region. The hotel’s restaurant makes use of vegetables grown in its own organic garden and offers fantastic views of surrounding forests and mountains. From Phakding there are numerous trekking trails to choose from, including the Pema Choeling Trail that takes walkers up to the Pema Choeling Monastery.

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Hotel Sherpaland, Namche Bazaar, Nepal 

The town of Namche Bazaar stands 3,440 metres above sea level and is home to the Mount Everest Documentation Centre, dedicated to detailing the history of the world’s highest peak and Sherpa culture. Hotel Sherpaland is in the heart of the town, close to the documentation centre, and a great base for exploring the area, including the world famous Tengboche Monastery. The hotel offers a mix of room categories, restaurant and bar, and it can arrange different activities including horse and yak riding.

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Yeti Mountain Home Namche, Namche Bazaar, Nepal 

At the top of the upper slopes of Namche Bazaar you’ll find Yeti Mountain Home, a popular acclimatization spot for trekkers making their way higher into the mountains. Even if this is as high as you are planning to go, a short walk from the hotel will open up panoramic views of Everest and Lhotse, while if you are returning from a strenuous trek, the in-house Himalayan Healers spa will help soothe those tired legs with a selection of massages and other treatments on offer.

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Thanka Inn, Gokyo, Nepal 

The Gokyo Lakes are the highest freshwater lakes in the world, home to a variety of protected bird species and stand surrounded by dramatic Himalayan peaks. Gokyo is on the extended Everest Base Camp trek and is a holy site for both Buddhists and Hindus. Thanka Inn Gokyo looks out across the lake and offers 15 rooms, all with their own balcony or patio, a restaurant and coffee shop, as well as a large collection of Sherpa Art.

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