Phakding is a tiny remote village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Being on the route of Everest Base Camp Trekking trail the village has gained more popularity and fame. Further, it can be considered one of the best stops on the Everest region trekking trail. Spending a day at Phakding Nepal helps you to acclimatize yourself for further trekking towards the higher altitudes.
How to get there?
Situated at an elevation of 2600m, Phakding is an ethnic Sherpa village with stone houses and teahouses. As there are no direct roadways to reach there, we have to first take a flight from Kathmandu to Lukla airport and then finally join the trek route from Lukla to Phakding. Passing through the Rhododendron forest, farming villages and suspension bridges, the walk from Lukla to Phakding is truly rejuvenating. While crossing the suspension bridge just be careful and don't cross while Yaks or donkeys are crossing. It takes around four to five hours to reach Phakding from Lukla. Most of the trekkers heading to Everest Base Camp or Gokyo Lakes spend their first night here at Phakding. And next day the trekkers continue their trekking from Phakding to Namche Bazar.
Trekkers who prefer to skip the Lukla Flight can also join the classic Everest region trekking route from Jiri or Phalpu. For this, the trekkers have to take a drive from Kathmandu to Jiri or Phalpu. From there, trekkers can join the classic route to reach Lukla and then to Phakding. It takes around 3 days to reach Lukla from Phalpu whereas around 5 days from Jiri.
Hotel Accommodation in Phakding
With several teahouses and some standard hotels, Phakding is a beautiful place to stay for a night. Some of the teahouses serve you with the basic facilities whereas some offer you full comfort and luxury. If you are in search of some western-style facilities with some extra comfort then just enjoy a great stay at Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding. Compared to other teahouses and lodges, the price here is quite high but the comfort and service of this hotel give you the next level of peace and happiness. A stay at this 3 Star Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding Hotel makes your trek to the Everest Region more reminiscing and fascinating. Besides this, there are other several hotels in the vicinity of Phakding and they are Himalaya Lodge, Lama Hotel, and many others.
Located in the Dudh Koshi River Valley, Phakding is truly an outstanding place to stay for a night. If you have some spare time to spend in Phakding, then stroll around the village and experience the local culture and lifestyle of locals. Further, within a short walk from there, you can spot a Pemachholing Gompa. You can have a great time there at Gompa. Exploring the adorable Buddhist monasteries and having a glimpse of Nepalese Sherpa culture is something this place offers to you.
Best time to go there
Spring and Autumn season is the peak season for trekking in most of the parts of Nepal and so does the Everest region Trek. The stable weather and moderate temperature during this season offer the best views of the mountains and the surrounding ambiance.