Mountain Lodges of Nepal (MLN) is an evolution of the former Yeti Mountain Home and Ker & Downey Nepal, a collection of 15 family-owned premium lodges offering treks along the Great Himalaya Trails. It consists of seven lodges in the Everest region and eight in Annapurna. The evolution includes upgrading existing lodges to offer a premium international hospitality experience, adding new restaurants, building brand new lodges and adding new one-of-a-kind mountain experiences.
MLN is designed to capture the essence of ‘New Nepal’ and honour the traditions of mountain hospitality – offering an international lifestyle to reach one’s personal peak through challenging but accessible treks.
Each lodge embodies the brand’s four pillars of sustainability, comfort, dining and service. The MLN lodges will offer intrepid explorers much-needed comfort and relief from their arduous climbs with warmth, welcome and guidance through the Sherpa way.
“Mountain Lodges of Nepal is an extension of our dream to offer world-class, luxury stay experiences in the Himalayas,” said Namgyal Sherpa, Chief Executive Officer of Sherpa Hospitality Group and a born mountaineer whose mother, the late Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, was famously the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest.
“From alleviating the hassles of flight and itinerary planning to providing comforting hospitality at our welcoming lodges, guests can count on us for truly memorably expeditions,” he said.
Situated along the idyllic Dudh Koshi river 8,533 feet above sea level, Phakding Lodge is the first newly transformed lodge to be unveiled since the MLN brand’s debut. Its rocky chic exterior and room interiors incorporate large rocks from the nearby riverbanks. Guests can train for their next climb and whet their appetite at the lodge’s rock-climbing facility before savouring fresh seasonal produce from the property’s vegetable garden at the brand-new helipad-turned-restaurant and lounge.
Launching in the first quarter of 2023, Deboche Lodge in the Everest region will be a brand new hotel by MLN built from the ground up to showcase Deboche as a new destination for adventure seekers. It will offer spectacular views of Nepal’s iconic mountains including Everest.
The full Mountain Lodges of Nepal collection includes:
Everest Lodges – Lukla Lodge, Phakding Lodge, Monjo Lodge, Namche Lodge, Thame Lodge and Kongde Lodge.
Annapurna Lodges – Majhgaon Lodge, Bandipur Lodge, Tomijong Lodge, Landruk Lodge, Dhampus Lodge, Bierthanti Lodge and Dharampani Lodge
Alongside the family-own lodge collection, MLN also offers curated immersive experiences and trails for spiritual journeys, each carefully assessed on their trekking duration and varying levels of difficulty. Some unique, once-in-a-lifetime experiences offered include helicopter rides for breakfast at Mount Everest and honey hunting of the wild nectar from the beehives on perilous cliffs.
At present, Sherpa Hospitality Group has a total of 18 properties. As part of the group’s exciting pipeline, the first quarter of 2023 will also see the highly-anticipated opening of Shinta Mani Mustang – the first Shinta Mani Hotel outside of Cambodia. Other upcoming properties set to launch under MLN include new lodges in the Annapurna region.