Welcome to Hile
Hile was once the starting point for the camping trek to Makalu and the end point for the lodge trek from Lukla, but the road has advanced along the valley, now reaching as far as Basantapur. As a result, Hile is no longer the busy trekking hub it once was, and its hotels feel mildly abandoned because of it. Nevertheless, the village has a bustling bazaar feel, particularly during the weekly Thursday market, and there’s a good mountain viewpoint about 30 minutes’ walk above town (follow the Basantapur road to the army post and then turn north along the trail to Hattikharka). If neither of those appeal, it's simply a fine place to get off the beaten track.