What’s The Accommodation Like En Route To Everest Base Camp?
"Tea house" © 2009 Gemma Amor, used under a Creative Commons Attribution license
For many travellers, setting off for Everest Base Camp is a thrilling quest into the unknown – but it’s still nice to know a bit about what to expect, especially when it comes to accommodation. There is a range of options, depending in part on the route taken, with tea houses being the most popular. Read on for a run-down of what’s available, and what it will be like.
Stay in a friendly tea house on the way to Everest Base Camp.
So, what are the options? Mountain Kingdoms offers a variety of treks in the Everest region, because we know that people who are keen to make the trek come from all walks of life and have all sorts of interests. So whether you want a chance to explore the Khumbu in style while staying in luxury lodges, or a classic trek with friendly tea houses along the way, we have something for everyone. In this post we'll explain what a tea house is like for those of you who aren't sure.
When staying at a tea house expect comfortable beds, usually twin rooms, good nourishing food, and a real sense of local character. Built and maintained by villagers along the way to Everest Base Camp, they are designed to provide the necessary basics for keeping trekkers rested and healthy – and at the same time, they offer a chance to put something back into the local community and economy. Each one will have its own ambience, and great bonus feature of the tea houses is never knowing who you’ll meet there. In the evening you can sit by the fire and chat with locals and other travellers from around the world, sharing stories and experiences after a long day’s trek. This can be one of the highlights of this wonderful adventure – and a wonderful memory to take home.