Nepal’s Sherpa family creates new lodge brand

Nepal’s high-profile Sherpa Hospitality Group has launched a new brand, Mountain Lodges of Nepal (MLN), which includes 15 family-owned, premium lodges offering treks along the Great Himalaya Trails.

The Sherpa family has been developing lodges for some 30 years and the brand launch acts as the further evolution of the former Yeti Mountain Home and Ker & Downey Nepal. In full, the group includes seven lodges in the Everest region and eight in Annapurna. The group will upgrade existing lodges to offer premium international hospitality experiences by adding new restaurants, building new lodges and adding new mountain experiences.

Rendering of the lobby for Deboche Lodge, which in 1Q23 will become part of the Mountain Lodges of Nepal brand

At present, Sherpa Hospitality Group has 18 properties in total, and in 1Q23 will open the 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.

Situated along the 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. Also launching 1Q23, Deboche Lodge in the Everest region will be a new hotel by MLN built from the ground up to showcase the area as a new destination for adventure seekers.

“Mountain Lodges of Nepal is an extension of our dream to offer world-class, luxury stay experiences in the Himalayas,” said Namgyal Sherpa, CEO of Sherpa Hospitality Group and a born mountaineer whose mother, the late Mrs. Pasang Lhamu Sherpa, was famously the first Nepali woman to summit Mount Everest.