Phakding

PHAKDING - Lodges Unlimited

  • 2620 meters

Phakding used to be the source of white micaceous clay which was used to whitewash house walls. And this is what the word Phakding means. Today it is where most trekkers stay on their way to Namche and for good reason. Across the bridge on the western side of the Dudh Koshi River, there is the Pemachholing Gompa which is one of the most important gompas in Khumbu. It is popularly known as Gumela Gompa and the 20 minutes it takes to reach there is totally worth it.

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mountain teasertrees
Going to the mountains
is going home.’
- John Muir
Great things are done when
men and mountains meet.’
- William Blake
There is no such thing as bad weather,
only inappropriate clothing.’
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes
Going to the mountains
is going home.’
- John Muir
Great things are done when
men and mountains meet.’
- William Blake
There is no such thing as bad weather,
only inappropriate clothing.’
- Sir Ranulph Fiennes