Namgyal Lodge, established in the year 1996, it has come a long way serving trekkers every single year 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 on its top, Khangtega Peak down the valley, two small ridges on both sides, yak pasture around it and a beautiful glacial stream next to it makes it spectacular. There is also a safe camping site in our premises. We are at 4470 m.
We are at 4470 m 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.
Machermo is a small valley with a couple of lodges on route to the Gokyo lakes, at an altitude of 4470m, which lies between Dole & Gokyo. It's a small remote village where herdsmen used to come to graze their cattle from the lower region. It is here, in the year 1974, where a local village woman from Khumjung had a fight with a "Yeti" and the Yeti managed to kill a couple of her Yaks. Only fewer 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.
Khumjung, Eastern Development Region, Nepal