May 16, 2018
Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation:
Trekking in the Everest region, especially to Everest base camp, is one of the most Visited trekking spots. If you are trekking to Everest base camp in high season there will be so many people so you have to be quite tricky to get Better Accommodation than others. You can also consult with your guide who knows many things about Local Scenarios.
Most of the tea houses/lodges are similar during Everest base camp trek but if you are a luxury traveler you can get better accommodation but need to be per reserve and in this case if you are trekking through Agency that he will manage your Accommodations.
Relatively the Everest base camp trek is a luxury nowadays for few years as they have short of competitions between local tea houses. The quality of lodges is increasing nicely and also the quality of foods in Everest base camp trekking.
There is quite some tea house along the way to Everest base camp as it facilitates by a hot shower, hot bucket, clean Bathrooms, internet services, etc.
Everest base camp or Gokyo valley trek via Chola pass all of these trekking regions offer you clean rooms and foods at the same place. While you are eating your dinner they will also provide a heater which is big metal slanders with dry yak dunks. However n Everest base camp trek route you will get many tea houses with some different facilities so you can choose your accommodation according to your needs but in high season need to be pre-booking than you will get easily especially the last two settlements does not have enough lodges only a few of them so don’t expect too high about your accommodation like a lower loop but still, you can get clean rooms and shared bathroom inside the bathroom, noted that you don’t need camping tents or any things like that during you EBC trek you can use tea house accommodation everywhere.
As we have an Everest base camp trekking experience we would like to share some useful tips for your trek.
In the lower parts of the Everest base camp trek till Dingboche, you can get well facilitate rooms where you have your private bathroom, hot shower, WiFi service, and very good foods. Tea house trekking to Everest base camp will remind your home as it is cozy and many friendly people sharing their own experiences and information.
Every Tea house and lodges have small rooms basically with two beds in them during the Everest base camp trek. The rooms are quite nice insulation and some rooms also provide a small table to put your bags and important things. The rooms normally contain bed sheet, pillows and almost all tea houses provides Warm Blanket in needed as well as a hot bag to sleep warmly but the cost will be added. We highly recommend you bring your own key to lock your room for security concerns.
During your Everest base camp trekking, your toilet will be basic mostly sitting toilet but it will be near your room you sleep. If you are trekking in wintertime in Everest region you have to bring extra toilet rolls as they rule in tea house they never give you toilet paper so then you have to manage yourself.
In the lower area of this trek, you will get western-style toilets but in the highland area over 4000 m, there will be mostly sitting toilets but will be clean and in sine the building.
On Everest base camp trekking there are few things which you have to know before you go because you have to manage your budget for those extra things such as toilet rolls you have to buy yourself, charging devices cost some money, the Hot shower will be charged and local entrance fee to enter to the Monastery.
The Facilities at your lodge/Tea houses
During your Everest base camp trek, you will have sharing bathroom and hot shower room. The cold shower will be free at the lodge but if you want to have a hot shower the cost will be about 3 to 6$ per head.
The electrical devices need to be charged at the same place most of the lodges, meaning there is just only one specific area where all trekkers have to charge their electrical devices and per electrical devices cost 2 to 4$ Per hour but if you ask for full charge than the cost will be cheaper relatively.
In this trekking, if you want to use your phone to be connected with your families, relatives, and friend then we highly recommend you to buy a Ncell Sim card for your phone because you can have a phone signal in most places including Everest base camp & Kalapather. Ncell Sim Company providing also 3G service for using the Internet. It is very cheap to buy one sim card will cost 3 to 5 $ you can buy in the Kathmandu supermarket area and also in simple shops. Your Passport copy and pp size photos are required to buy a sim card.
Accommodation during Everest base camp trekking
Accommodation at Lukla
Your Everest base camp trek begins after taking a short flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. Lukla is a beautiful long Sherpa village where we will stop for breakfast or lunch after reaching Lukla than we trek to Phakding for the night but way back after Everest base camp trek will stay one night at Lukla. Relatively it is one of the best settlements to stay in and also the accommodation will be much better than other places, however, there are quite some choices as they have normal tea house accommodation and also some quite expensive Accommodation.
Accommodation at Phakding village
The Everest base camp trek formally begins from Lukla, the first night in this trek we will stay at Phakding or Manjo which is about 3 to 4 hours easy walking through some beautiful Sherpa Villages. Phakding is a popular Sherpa village for trekkers to stop either way up to EBC or way down. There is plenty of tea house accommodation as it is speared in the Dudh Koshi valley on both sides. Your rooms will be private with a twin sharing bed. few lodges provide some rooms with a plug where you can charge otherwise there will not be a plug to charge your electrical devices but at the reception, there will be a specific place to charge but need to pay some small money. At Phakding village, there is some Luxury accommodation too but they charge slightly more than tea house accommodation.
Accommodation at Namche Bazaar
Namche Bazaar is the most highlighted place of Everest base camp trekking as it is like a junction and a beautiful place. It is quite big Sherpa village has Bank, ATM services, Bakery, money Exchange Pharmacy and Few Bars. There are many hotels in more the 60 lodges and hotels in different categories. It is situated on the side of Massif Mountain at 3450 m so that people stop 2 nights there for acclimatization. Namche Bazaar itself is a stunning place to explore the popular mountains such as Kowgde, Thamserku. Ama Dablam, Mt. Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, etc. there is a paradise viewpoint to the right top of Namche takes you 20 minutes to go where you get to see spectacular snowcap mountain view.
Accommodation at Taygbuche
Taygbuche is a beautiful small area and also a popular trekker stopping point as it has a Famous massif Monastery and we get to see the view of indescribable Mt. Ama Dablam, Thamserku, Mt Everest, and many others.
Relatively it is one of the crowded places as it has only a few tea houses but people over to stop here to see the chanting and praying ceremony during the evening and morning. It is located on the top side of the hill at 3890 m so you will have both side valley view and sunrise view in the morning. The Accommodation will be very clean, sharing bathrooms, and will be private rooms but in peak season Sep to Dec, it is better to reserve your accommodation before you reach otherwise there will be full of people. The cost of accommodation will be about 5 to 10 $ per room.
Accommodation at Dingboche
Dingboche is resting settlements in this trek as it is already high located at 4360 m. It is quite a big Sherpa village larger than Taygbuche Village. Most of the trekkers stop 2 nights at Dingboche village for acclimatization so on your resting day you can walk around to the village where you can get a bakery, small shops, internet pool cafe, and so many tea houses. The tea house accommodation at Dingboche will be quite similar to other settlements but few lodges are luxury thought where you can have a hot shower privately in your own room. Generally, in your tea house, you will get a clean room, a small table between two bed, a comfortable mattress, pillows but on request, anything you need such as the blanket, hot water, shower, etc will be provided by hotel management but that is an extra cost.
Accommodation at Lobuche
Lobuche is the 2nd last settlement of Everest base camp trek which is located at 4910 m. it is a small village have very limited accommodation and the lodges will be very basic too. In peak season there will be so many people this is why your accommodation needs to be reserved before you reach Lobuche. At Lobuche village, we might have to share the rooms or dormitory with other unknown trekkers but will be the same gender for your safety.
Accommodation at Gorakshep
Gorakshep is the last settlement to stay as it is always crowded and also there is limit similar quality tea houses. You have to begin your walk quite early from Lobuche to Gorakshep because there will be also not easy to get accommodation especially for single trekkers who don’t have a guide or porter. Once you reach Gorakshep you have to decide where to stay and get your room before you go to Everest base camp or Kalapathar. The Accommodation quality will be slightly better at Gorakshep compare to Lobuche but still, it will be crowded and limits lodges. There is just one big dining hall we have to share for lunch and dinner but in the middle part of the dining hall, they also provide heating in the big metal cylinder. The dry yak dunk is the fire maker, which makes very warm dining.