The most popular trekking trail in Nepal, Everest Base Camp lies in Khumjung of Solukhumbu district. This base camp lies in an altitude of 5,364 meters and between the ranges of the highest mountain in the world. Trek to this place is full of excitement and loads of fun. Everest Base Camp Trek is famous for its beautiful views of the mountains.
Everest Base Camp Trekking offers a wide range of tourist-friendly accommodation. Along the Everest Base Camp Trail, you will find well-maintained and comfortable tea houses. Prices may start from as low as USD 25 to as much as USD 250. Naturally, in the high altitude like “Gorakshep”, accomodation is limited.
Since, EBC trek is among the popular treks in Nepal, the trails are well established. You will have easy walks in the several exotic topography of Khumbu region. After daily hikes you will get enough tea-houses and hotels in the route where you can stop for daily rest. Almost all tea houses on the trail provide good basic standards of comfort and cleanliness.
- Lukla Airport- Listed among dangerous Airport in the world.
- Panoramic mountain views.
- Tengboche Monastery- Largest monastery in Khumbu region.
- Sagarmatha National Park- UNESCO Natural World Heritage Site.
- Exotic flora and fauna.
- Glacier Lakes.
- Sherpa Culture Museum.
- The culture of Khumbu Sherpa.
Guide to Everest Base Camp Trek Accommodation
It is always a great challenge to find the best accommodation while traveling. Every trekkers are concerned about type of accommodation they get while trekking to Everest Base Camp.
Due to the increased number of the tourists in the Everest region, the number of lodges and hotels has increased. Thus, it is not difficult to find a comfortable and well-maintained tea house except during the peak seasons.
If you are planning for a tea house trek, people over their will arrange your food and accommodation. You can also schedule your program and have your own pace.
Since, you will be depending on the facilities provided by tea houses,make sure to choose trek routes with abundant tea houses and best services.
On Everest Base Camp trails, there are plenty of options for you to choose from. According to your budget, you can choose from luxury to basic accommodation.
Basic Accommodations at tea houses
Accommodation is the most important thing that you need to consider when you are heading out on a trek. Those who are not familiar with the word tea houses, it is a small house which provides you with basic accommodations. You will find many tea houses on your route.
These are a most popular form of accommodation for travelers. The added bonus of staying in tea houses during Everest Base Camp Trek is you will have cozy accommodation with a homely feeling. Tea houses on the trail vary in price and quality depending on facilities they provide.
Some tea houses in lower altitude have rooms with electricity, western toilet facilities, wi-fi and a hot shower too. Whereas, some tea houses at high altitude provides very basic kind of services.
Almost all tea houses offer single rooms with 2 single beds and a table in middle. You will also get a pillow, bed sheets and, blankets. But make sure to bring your own sleeping bag as it might get very cold high up mountains. Although for a security reason the tea houses provide padlock, you need to keep your belongings safe yourself.
All tea houses provide a variety of hot meals prepared on site. These generally include bread, porridge, pancakes, fries, rice, dumplings, pasta or beans. On an Everest Base Camp Trek, you will always be able to get three meals a day.
You will get very basic toilet facilities in the high area of Everest Base Camp Trek. On the lower elevation, you will find western style toilets in most lodges. As you move higher on the trail, you will find squat toilet facilities. Make sure to bring your own toilet paper.
Other arrangement in Everest Base Camp
- A cold shower is free, but you need to pay an extra charge for a hot shower.
- Tea houses on EBC trails also provide internet services if you pay an extra charge.
- They also charge your electronic devices for some more money.
This mode of accommodation is generally used by the expedition team. Tents are common for this trek. During Camping treks, there are big crew members, cooking staffs are hired for cooking food.
Everest Base Camp Treks Accommodations
Accommodations at Lukla (2860 meters)
Trek to Everest Base Camp starts with an easy flight to Tenzing Hillary Airport- Lukla. It takes about 35 minutes from Tribhuvan International Airport- Kathmandu to Lukla.
Lukla is a beautiful village and you will find very good hotels. There is plenty of choice for those looking for accommodation in the Everest Region. Many hotels have a balcony room from where you will get the jaw-dropping view of highest peaks.
Accommodations at Phadking ( 2610 meters)
After Lukla, your next destination will be Phakding. This is a beautiful small village which lies in the Dudh Koshi River Valley, north of Lukla and south of Monjo.
At Phakding, tea houses offer you affordable and accessible accommodation service. This place can provide accommodations to almost everyone as it has enough hotels on both sides of the river.
Accommodations at Namche Bazar (3440 meters)
It is a main stop on the trail up to Everest Base Camp Trek. This is also the best place for acclimatization. Many trekkers spend some days to get adjusted to the altitude.
Not only for its natural beauty, this place also has some of the best tea house. They also have great accommodation facilities.
The town has many lodgings and stores catering to the needs of visitors as well as some internet cafes. Namche Bazaar has wide varieties of tea houses from luxury to basic with a broad range of prices. One of the best hotels i.e. “Everest View Hotel” is also located here. It has an altitude of 3,880 meters, which offers a panoramic view of Everest.
Accommodation at Tengboche (3860 meters)
Tengboche is one of the popular trekking spots during Everest Base Camp trekking. It is famous because of Tengboche Monastery which is at an altitude of 3,876m above sea level. It is the largest monastery in Khumbu Region.
From here onwards, there will be more basic tea houses with basic facilities. But few tea houses do provide you with a room that has attach bathrooms and hot shower.
Many people prefer to spend a night in here to attend morning prayers at the monastery. This place might get crowded during peak seasons.
Accommodation at Dingboche (4410 meters)
Dingboche is the highest residential settlement in the Khumbu Region. This place has enough tea houses and shops. Rooms in Dingboche usually include single sized beds with sheets, pillows, and blankets. This place is larger than Tengboche. From Dingboche the altitude extremely increases. So you have to take acclimatization day to prevent altitude sickness.
Accommodation at Lobuche (4940 meters)
Lobuche is the last overnight stops on the trail to the base camp. There are many hotels in the village but the accommodation here is quite basic. You will get a small room, squat toilet, and a typical Nepali food.
During peak trekking seasons, it may be difficult to find lodges. In this case, you may have to share the rooms with other trekkers too..
Accommodations at Gorak Shep (5,164 meters)
Gorak Shep has four hotels before heading to Everest Base Camp. It is pretty average as trekking lodges provide basic accommodations. You may have to share your room as it may get crowded in peak seasons. This is the main point from where you will climb to Kala Patthar.
Price of tea houses in EBC trek?
The accommodation price of tea houses depends on the altitude and time of a year you visit. The more you climb, the more you should pay as there is no road for transportation. All basic things like food and miscellaneous are either carried by humans or animals.
When you are trekking to EBC during peak seasons (Spring and Autumn), you need to pay a higher rate than the off-season months. But during the off-season, this rate can drop up to 50% of what the peak rates are.
Some teahouses may let you sleep for free in one condition i.e. if you eat on that particular tea house.
It doesn’t matter if you are traveling on a budget or choosing luxury. You can find the best accommodation on the Everest Base Camp trek according to your budget. But always make sure to book early in peak trekking season.
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Lastly, book your accommodation early! Good places will be filled up early!