Trekking accommodation in Nepal varies from simple to standard or with deluxe and luxury mountain lodges or resorts. Having different facilities to offer as per the choice of trekkers and travelers according to their budgets and trip cost when trip is booked.
Trekking accommodation in Nepal, since past two decades where high Himalayan region of Nepal has come with many good and cozy lodges to facilitate trekkers and adventurer on route trekking.
In early days, commercial trekking was just fresh in Nepal, the land of Himalayas where camping facilities was provided by local trekking agents. These agents offer full camping support of two men tents, different kitchen unit with cooking tents. The team is accompanied by head cook-kitchen staff, guides and porters.
Few villages around Annapurna and Everest including Langtang established simple lodges for trekkers in those days popularly known as Tea House. The name still carries and present with Tea-House Trekking then changed into Lodge Treks.
Where all meals was served by the camping cook carrying most of the food from nearest town and cities. Similarly, trekkers accommodate in two men spacious tents with an options (for single tent supplement at extra cost).
At present nearly all around trekking areas of Nepal Himalaya offer great facilities of nice lodges and resorts. Moreover, trekkers get some rooms facing views of mountains and beautiful scenery.
Trekking accommodation has changed dramatically over the years as more lodges mushroomed especially on popular trekking areas of Annapurna-Everest and Langtang region including Manaslu and Tsum valley even in remote parts of the Himalaya.
Trekking accommodation in the Everest and Annapurna region are best as compared to less crowded trekking destinations in Nepal. Because these areas are one of the most popular adventure destinations of Nepal and probably around the world.
Annapurna region is famous for short or longer trekking duration of few days to a week or more. In this region one can find comfortable and nice looking lodge on route.
Trekking accommodation in Nepal around Annapurna region:
Annapurna region one of the most popular and widely visited trekking destinations.The famous destinations are Ghorepani and Poon Hill, Annapurna Circuit, Annapurna Base Camp. In accordance, Kaligandaki trekking route to Jomsom and Muktinath or higher up at Upper Mustang falls under this region.
Annapurna Base Camp, one of the only base camp in whole Himalaya facilities with lodge accommodation.These accommodations are right in the heart of high Annapurna mountains,at its base camp within beautiful sanctuary.
Where one can find budget lodge to standard Lodge for accommodation. With few places around Annapurna like Bhirethati-Ghandruk-Landruk and Dhampus provides with deluxe or luxury lodge as well at Jomsom with many good lodge and luxury resorts.
Trekking accommodation in Nepal around Everest region:
Everest trekking comes second to Annapurna although the country host world’s highest Mount Everest(you may read our blog: Where is mount Everest located?).The reason is its remoteness to reach shortest by flight from Kathmandu city to Lukla. The other ways is to drive to Jiri as well to Phaplu then following the old classic route to Everest base camp.
Whether you fly in at Lukla or walk from Jiri or Phaplu, all main villages embraces good facilities .They facilitates with neat accommodation lodge and guest house to stay as well with good food menu.
Jiri and Phaplu route provides simple to standard lodge accommodation.As we move higher up within Khumbu area from Lukla onward one can stay in various choice of lodge and resorts.These are full with excellent room accommodation includes attached bathrooms and toilets or rest rooms. From budget lodge to deluxe and luxury lodge on route base camp till Lobuche all accommodation incorporates these facilities.
Higher up the mountain, lodges have less facilities where room accommodation are good but toilets and wash rooms outside. Due to harsh terrain and cold climate trekkers have to understand the circumstances around highest places on this planet.
Rooms are spacious and excellent with warm beds including good food menu and cozy dining rooms. Which can be positive factor hours before reaching to your room for good sleep.
Trekking accommodation in Nepal around Langtang region:
Langtang Himal the nearest mountain destination from the capital Kathmandu. In accordance the third most popular trekking and other adventure destination of Nepal Himalaya besides Annapurna and Everest region.
Langtang area provides trekkers with nice and warm room accommodation on trekking route. Being less choice for trekkers than other popular area, most of the rooms provides good, clean room and warm beds.But have to consider with few facilities of attached toilets and rest rooms.
As Langtang area could provide much better but huge earthquake that shook Nepal Mid-East and Mid West is the cause. Much of the villages and lodges were destroyed by 2015 earthquakes but the positive factor is still to consider. The lodge on route to Langtang valley and around Gosainkunda area slowly coming back to normal as it was before the deadly tremors.
But around Langtang, one can find good and comfortable lodge and guest houses .These are available around towns and main villages with Home Stay in local cottage rewards you along with warm hospitality.
Trekking accommodation in Nepal around Manaslu and Tsum Valley region:
Besides Annapurna-Everest and Langtang area , there are other popular trekking routes around Nepal Mid West. Slowly Manaslu and Tsum Valley trekking gaining popular because of not being crowded.
At Manaslu from the start to an end of the walk, one can find good comfortable room accommodation in local lodges.The trek routes starts from Arughat town onto Samdu the last village of Manaslu valley have such accommodations.
Most places can provide only basic and standard room accommodation till to the base of Larke-la pass. The lodges with good accommodation around Jagat-Philm-Dyang-Lo Gaon and at Sama Gaon to Samdu village of basic and simple accommodation but clean rooms with nice warm beds.
At Dharmasala or Larke Phedi, one can get basic accommodation due to the nature of the country terrain and climate with limited lodges to stay.
Beyond Manaslu, on crossing Larke-la, the accommodation in lodge from Bhimthang to Dharapani is of good standard. These lodges have various options to choose from single room accommodation to attached bathrooms.
Tsum Valley a newly opened area for visitors where villages can provide you only with simple and basic accommodation. But you will get good food(which includes most popular Nepali foods and also few international cuisine) menu and warm cozy rooms to stay as far to Mu Gompa. From Gompa half of the trek on Manaslu route diverts further east from Dyang village to Tsum Valley.
As the area gets more visitors in future, lodge accommodation will certainly change from standard to deluxe facilities to accommodate its guests.