Khangri Resort - INTRODUCTION
Khangri Resorts is one more reason to make the delightful trip to Lukla. Located only five minutes away from this hilltop airstrip, the glorious view awaits every visitor. The resort offers luxury in the lap of Everest. Built out of rock form the region, the large building blends in perfectly with the surrounding rocky terrain. The peaceful ambience and incredible quietude ensures a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday in the mountains. The world famous Sherpas of the Khumbu are lovable and hospitable people. As devout Buddhists, they celebrate numerous colorful festivals through the year. In the vicinity of Everest, the Sherpa community celebrates with great fanfare two extremely entertaining festival know as Dumchi and Mani Rimdu. These festivals in the Himalayas are great tourist attraction and never fail to draw large crowds of enthusiastic visitors. The Dumchi festival that takes place in Lukla is celebrated around the third week of May. The festival is enthralling with mystical tantric dance, initiations and what is known as Nen-seg-phang-sum, a ritual which involves the symbolic trampling, burning and throwing away of evil sprite. These festivals are of tremendous religious significance.
The resort boasts of 20 well-appointed deluxe rooms with attached baths. Wooden floors and ceilings exude warmth and add to the homely setting of each room. Running hot and cold water are available 24 hours a day.
When Sir Edmund Hillary built the now famous Lukla airport (2,800 m) little did he know that he was opening the floodgates to usher in a never - ending stream of wide - eyed tourists. Today Lukla is the best-known high altitude in Nepal and has only recently been black topped. Lukla, the gateway to Everest witnesses a constant flow of trekkers and mountaineers trudging up towards Everest base camp. Needless to say; it's the most popular base camp in the world.
The flight from Kathmandu lasts a mere 35 minutes, but the stupendous view of the towering snow capped Himalayas will remain etched in your memory for a lifetime. Lukla lies in the Khumbu region; known for its majestic mountains, including the highest in the world, Mt Everest. The enchanting and pristine landscape leaves visitors spellbound. This is Sherpa country.
No human being has adapted to high altitude as the Sherpa has hence their fame as the toughest most reliable mountaineers. They were lovingly nickname "tiger of the snows" by British climbers in the 1950's.