Renowned for its authentic showcase of Nepal’s legendary mountain hospitality and travel experiences for over thirty years, Sherpa Hospitality Group today announced the launch of its new brand, Mountain Lodges of Nepal (MLN). MLN is designed to capture the essence of the New Nepal and honour the traditions of mountain hospitality – offering an international lifestyle to reach one’s personal peak through challenging but accessible treks.
An evolution of the former Yeti Mountain Home and Ker & Downey Nepal, this is a collection of 15 family-owned premium lodges offering spectacular treks along the Great Himalayan Trails. It consists of seven lodges in the Everest region and eight in Annapurna. Each exceptional lodge embodies the brand’s four pillars of sustainability, comfort, dining and service.
The new development includes upgrading existing lodges to offer a premium international hospitality experience, adding exquisite new restaurants, building brand new lodges and adding new one-of-a-kind mountain experiences. The MLN lodges will offer intrepid explorers much-needed comfort and relief from their dexterous climbs with warmth, welcome and guidance through the Sherpa way.
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 satisfy 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.
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Alongside the family-own lodge collection, MLN also offers thoughtfully 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.