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How to Find Tea Houses in Everest Region

How to Find Tea Houses in Everest Region

How to Find Tea Houses in Everest Region?

Tea Houses (Hotel Ama Dablam Namche)

Are you planning to trek in the Everest region, you might not be familiar to Tea Houses. According to recent data, we have found that all most 80% of the trekking routes in the Everest region have tea houses as key accommodation facilities remaining 20% consists of lodges and Hotels. The majority of trekkers who are traveling to mountain region has questions on tea houses facilities and its booking system, as we know many of the tea houses in the area has lack of internet booking system, rarely some of the tea houses and lodges have the website.

Tea houses cover basic amenities like Cozy rooms with prepped bed sheets pillow, thin mattress, sharing bathrooms and Communal area for Breakfast, lunch, and dinner. To be safe from freezing temperature especially at night, most of the trekkers carry sleeping bags and warm accessories.

There are much more things we need to know about tea houses in Everest Region regarding their basic amenities, foodstuffs, internet connectivity, Drinking water, hygienic accommodation, and Medical services.

Tea houses, Yak lodge, Dingboche
Tea Houses (Yak Lodge Dingboche)

General Background

Before the tourism was introduced in Nepal. There were no specific tea houses but the houses in the area offer the tea as refreshment. This warm hot delicious beverage Tea gives the warmness inside your stomach to bit the harsh climate of the mountain. After the development of tourism industry, the maximum number of tourist hit the trail of Everest region. Slowly and gradually these tea houses changed into the budget family guest house, to fulfill the basic accommodation requirements of trekkers and simply, we can say the tea house.

Tips for finding Tea Houses

Tea houses (peak 38 view lodge Dingboche)
Tea houses (Peak 38 view lodge Dingboche)

In recent trends, travel agents and trekking guide play the significant role in booking tea houses. As we know the majority of the tea houses and lodges are missing online booking system. In the current scenario, some of the guest houses and lodges are involving in technology and creating an online booking system to connect with them throughout the globe. Some the tea houses are in process to launch their lodge website. Now it’s possible to book your rooms online from everywhere and anywhere.

Popular Tea Houses at High Elevation

Tea houses (Hotel Ama Dablam Namche)
Tea Houses (Namche Valley During Winter)

All the tea houses are equally popular in the region but here are some names of tea houses which have been popular for more than decades at high Elevation above 4371 Meters.

Everest View Hotel (Syangboche): Offers a sense of Luxury Accommodation

Hotel Mother Earth (Lobuche): The Hotel Has world highest Bakery attached to its property.

Himalaya Lodge (Gorekshep): Accommodation to the last stops of the Trail.

Pumori Lodge (Pheriche)

Goodluck Lodge (Dingboche)

Khumbu Lodge (Dingboche)

Peak 38 view lodge (Dingboche)

Hotel Ama Dablam (Namche)

Yak Lodge (Thukla)

Yak Lodge (Dingboche)

Mountain Paradise (Dingboche)

What to bring with you?

Trekking Gears, Tea houses
Trekking Gears

You might be unknown to how hygienic are the accommodation amenities…??? Like bed sheets and blankets provided by Teahouses. Due to cold and freezing temperature, it is hard to clean the blankets frequently. Hence, those blankets are used for the certain time until it gets dirty and stingy. Then, it will be replaced by new ones instead of cleaning them. Therefore to be on the safe side, it is better to carry your own sleeping bags, other warm equipment, and thermal water bottle etc. during your trek. Following are the trekking Equipment list:

Clothing

Backpack (depend upon the availability of porter)
Hiking boots, Camp shoes
Woolen socks (a pair of varying thickness)
Lightweight trekking pants/Trekking shorts/ T-shirt
Sweater/ Fleece
Windproof jackets/ pants
Heavy down jackets and pants for high
evacuation
Winter Hats and gloves.

Sleeping

Sleeping bag and pad
Silk liner sleeping bags and gloves

Accessories

Water purification tablets
Water bottles at least 3 liters
Baseball cap for protecting sunlight / Hiking poles / Sunglasses
Headlamp with extra batteries
Camera with extra batteries
Day-pack for personal accessories, rain jackets, snacks, and camera etc
Heavy duffel bag.

Personal Accessories

Toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, antiperspirant, floss etc)
Hand sanitizer / Body lotion and sunscreen
Biodegradable bar soap and washing liquid
Face and body wipes
Throat lozenges and lip balm
Medications (Ibuprofen, others if necessary)

Extra

Duct tape for fast and temporary treatment.
First Aid Kit with moleskin for blisters.
Extra photocopies of your passport, passport size photos and extra pages of passport

Restaurants and Foods

Yak Steak, Foods in Tea houses
Yak Steak

Almost all the tea houses in the regions offer dining facilities. The restaurants are designed in traditional Sherpa style and offer multi-cuisines. Dal Bhat, Garlic soup, Yak Steak, Yak cheese Nepalese bread (roti), Momo (Dumplings) are the popular meals in the region. Moreover, some of the fancy tea houses offer continental and kinds of seafood too. The area also offers delicious bakery items in every stop of the trail.

Internet Connectivity

During the trek, everyone wants to share their trekking experience through social media sites or wants call friends, family and relative ones to share the trekking news. Now it’s possible to find the internet connection in certain areas of the Everest Region.

In the trail of Everest Base Camp Trek, we can find the internet connection at Phakding, Namche, Syangboche, Tengboche, Pangboche, Ghorekshep and EBC.

The areas where internet connections are rarely found are as follows:

Everest base Camp Trekking map
Everest Base Camp Trek map

Pheriche (rarely found)

Lobuche (Not stable)

Dingboche (rarely found)

Gokyo (rarely found)

Machhermo (Not available)

Kalapatthar (Not Available)

Khara (Not available)v