Himalaya Sanso: A rustic lodge in the hills of Syangboche stands abreast the ‘Everest Highway,’ the road to Sagarmatha, the world’s highest mountain. Nestled within the embrace of the Himalayas, towering high above surrounding clouds, it is the perfect retreat from the busy world that lies beyond the distant horizon far below. Himalaya Sanso (Lodge) stands on the hill of Syangboche at 3,850 meters above sea level, a location surrounded by the Himalayan mountains. In front of the lodge rise well-known peaks such as Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha, 8,848 m); Lhotse (8,516 m); Thamserku (6,623 m); and Ama Dablam (6,856 m).

A two-hour ascent from Namche Bazaar, a town central to the Sherpas, brings you to Syangboche, where a breathtaking view of the snow-capped Himalayas emerges before your eyes.Himalaya Sanso is a small stone lodge of just seven guest rooms, each with a view of the Himalayan mountains. In the sunroom, which is warm throughout the day, you can enjoy music and reading or yoga.As you awake to the sound of birds chirping, the Himalayas are there, shining in the morning sun, signaling a new day. When the weather is fine, enjoy a mini-trek in the surrounding area!Yaks visit the lodge garden, where alpine plants bloom, and tea time at the garden table with its view of the Himalayas is a blissful experience.

Sometimes this quiet world is shrouded in fog, making you realize that you are above the clouds. At such times, it is a place of tranquility where you hear only the tweets of the birds and the sound of the wind wafting over the mountains and valleys – it becomes a world of your own that you could never experience in everyday life down below. At such times, the lodge could be a Himalayan villa buil especially for you.