Guest houses in Dingboche, Chukhung, Lobuche
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Aug 28, 2012 6:57 AM Last Post By: mz_mg
Aug 27, 2012 2:54 PM
Guest houses in Dingboche, Chukhung, LobucheHi!
Could anyone recommend good places to stay in Dingboche, Chukhung and Lobuche. I’m looking for a clean lodge (shower is preferable). Especially I worried about Lobuche. It’s a cold place to live in. I didn’t like the tea house we stayed last October (don’t remember the name but it’s the last lodge on the trail to Kala Pattar/ BC).
Aug 27, 2012 3:06 PM
1If you've done that trek before you should know that shower is luxury, and if there's one it doesn't look and work like you think it should. After Namche all lodges are of similar standard.
As a side comment - the conditions and infrastructure in EBC area were of the highest standard out of all places that I've trekked in various countries.
Aug 27, 2012 10:00 PM
2Thank you for all replies. I’m looking for good clean hotels. That’s it. Shower is an option but not necessary. During the last year trek we stayed in hotels with showers. Even in Dingboche and Lobuche. It was comfortable enough in Dingboche. A little bit cold in Lobuche.
I can’t say loges after Namche have similar standard. Not at all. My experience tells that they all so different. This is the reason I’m asking for any recommendation. Any places you stayed and liked.
Aug 27, 2012 11:01 PM
Aug 27, 2012 11:30 PM
Aug 28, 2012 1:23 AM
5If you are going to the Everest region in peak season, then as you say the lodges will all be very busy, and I suspect that even if you can book rooms, you may still get problems, as if a lot of people turn up before you do, they will get the pick of the rooms and some lodges may well over book (like airlines often do).
I doubt that there is any really reliable way of ensuring good rooms in good lodges at peak season - this is part of the reason my last 3 treks were in mid winter - it is much quieter, so no hassles like this, and the weather is incredibly clear in my experience.
Google earth or other internet searches may well show the names of the lodges.
Aug 28, 2012 1:28 AM
6Yes – I agree with #6
There isn’t a reliable way of booking rooms in a lodge, even if your guide knows the telephone number and you call in advance and then a group turns up, they will choose the best rooms.
The Best way to get rooms in high season is
1) Start your days trekking as early as possible and finish early so as to have the best chance of securing your rooms
2) Where possible stage your days different to “Group Itineraries” and sleep at what would normally be considered as lunch stops, the lodges might not be as sophisticated but you would get a great welcome by the lodge owners
3) Consider taking a porter or porter/guide as they could then be sent ahead to securing your rooms
Good Luck and Happy Safe Trekking
Aug 28, 2012 2:14 AM
7Good tips from Rob.
Lobuche and Gorak Shep will probably be the worst "pinch points", as all trekkers going to EBC go through/stop in them, and there are few lodges and no other nearby villages. Also keep in mind that "systems" such as booking systems, do not always work very well in Nepal, especially in a trekking area at peak season.
Aug 28, 2012 6:57 AM
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