is a small valley with some lodges en route to the Gokyo lakes, at an altitude of 4470m, which lies between Dole & Gokyo. It is a meadow where Sherpa people from the lower villages used to come with their Yaks in search for a better pasture ground in the olden days. It is here, in the year 1974, where a local Sherpa lady from Khumjung had a fight with the "Yeti
" when it killed some of her Yaks. Very few people have explored this place. However, trekking agencies have started promoting this route that passes Gokyo Lakes and leads to Gokyo Ri and the base camps of Cho Oyu, Kalapatthar, Pumori and Mt. Everest, adding more thrill and adventure to the trek. Furthermore, a window of opportunity, to experience the surrealistic scenic beauty and lifestyle of the people living in this region, has been opened.
in the year 1996, Namgyal Lodge, Machermo has come a long way serving trekkers since then. It is one of the best known lodges in the region in terms of food quality, hospitality, hygiene & infrastructure. The view of humongous Machermo peak & Pharilapcha on its top, Cholatse, Tabuche, Khangtega & Thamserku down the valley, two ridges on its sides (perfect for acclimatization walk) from where you can get a wonderful view of Mt. Everest, cattle grazing fields around it and a beautiful running stream next to it makes it spectacular. Experience Sherpa hospitality at its best. There is also a safe camping site in the premises.
We are at 4470m above sea level which is half the height of the magnificent Mt. Everest. Acclimatization for a day or two is highly recommended before heading to the Gokyo Valley. And in addition, if you discover any unusual symptoms, you could get it checked here at the “Machermo Porter Shelter & Rescue Post”, a clinic run by IPPG (International Porter Protection Group) with two volunteer doctors from around the world each season. The clinic used to run from one of our rented rooms for years. Eventually, it has moved to a new building just next to us. It provides medical services (very important in such a remote area) to trekkers and porters mainly related with altitude sickness such as HAPE & HACE. In case of a medical emergency, we could also arrange a "Rescue Helicopter" on customers behalf. We do have a backup Satellite phone for emergencies. The clinic was inaugurated on October 10th 2006.
** Update 2020 March: Due to some legal issues, the clinic has stopped it's operation till the further notice.
• Welcoming and homely environment
• Traditional Tibetan Interior and Exterior
• Hygienic food with a variety of cuisines to
• Rooms with attached toilet (Twin/Double)
• Regular rooms (Single/Twin)
• Wind Shielded hallways & rooms (warmer
rooms compared to others)
• Cozy sunroom for relaxing in a sunny day (a
treat in Machermo)
• Hassle & risk free booking (email preferred or a quick phone call)
• WiFi Internet Access
• Telephone service with a backup satellite
• Charging station for electronic devices & batteries
• Uninterrupted electricity supply (solar energy) & a backup generator
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Please kindly visit us once to experience true "Sherpa" hospitality.