Phakding is a tiny remote village in the Khumbu region of Nepal. Being on the Everest Base Camp Trekking trail route, the town 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 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, 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 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 Phelps. The trekkers have to take a drive from Kathmandu to Jiri or Phelps. Trekkers can join the traditional way to reach Lukla and then to Phakding. It takes around three days to get Lukla from Phalpu, whereas it takes five 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 teahouses serve you with the basic facilities, whereas some offer you total comfort and luxury. If you search for some western-style facilities with some extra comfort, then enjoy a great stay at Yeti Mountain Home, Phakding. Compared to other teahouses and lodges, the price here is relatively high, but this hotel's comfort and service 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 several other 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 genuinely a fantastic place to stay for a night. If you have some spare time to spend in Phakding, stroll around the village and experience the locals' local culture and lifestyle. 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 Nepal, and so does the Everest region Trek. The stable weather and moderate temperature offer the best views of the mountains and the surrounding ambiance during this season.