Registered UK Charity 1200702.

Registered Nepal NGO 331220/080/081.

Trekking to Everest base camp? Book a professional sports massage with UK charity Lehara.

We treat your muscles, whilst offering training & employment to locals, and benefitting the local community with donations.

SUPPORTED BY:

Making Waves of Wellness

Providing massage for trekkers like you tackling the Everest Base Camp trail, from professionally trained locals. Up to double the profits go towards charity and community projects in the local area, so your muscle strain is their gain!


The benefits of Lehara ripple throughout the Khumbu valley, for trekkers, for locals, and for the entire community.

WE TRAIN

We train locals in remote areas of tourism as sports massage therapists, providing them with seasonal employment and income doing something safe and fulfilling.

THEY TREAT

Trekkers can book professional sports massages to help tired muscles and improve their trekking performance for just 35 dollars. Your strain is their gain!

THE COMMUNITY BENEFITS

A ripple effect. Lehara donates up to double the earnings of our therapists to their chosen causes, local projects or charities, giving back to their community.

“I would recommend anyone trekking or climbing to visit ‘Lehara’ for a massage. It will increase your chances of success.”

“Really friendly therapists, and their English is so good.”

“I get regular sports massages back home, and that was honestly one of the best I’ve ever had.”

Our clinics

Come and have a massage in one of our 2 clinics in the Khumbu valley. Both offer lovely warm clinic rooms where you can relax and feel the benefits of a high quality Sports Massage.

Khumbu Lodge

FIRST FLOOR, NAMCHE

Open Monday – Sunday
2pm – 8pm

 

You will arrive at Namche after 2 days of trekking. With an acclimatisation day built in to your schedule, it’s a perfect time to get a massage to help your tired muscles recover, ready for the following days climb up the valley.

Hotel Chomolungma

DINGBOCHE

Open Monday – Sunday
2pm – 8pm

 

Dingboche is the location for your 2nd acclimatisation day. With just 2 days left of trekking before you reach base camp, take the opportunity to make sure your muscles are recovered and ready to go.

Book your massage easily online now.

Meet your therapists

Tashi Doma Sherpa

Manisha Barailee

Namgyal Doma Sherpa

Yanji Sherpa

Chhetan Doma Sherpa

Nima Jangmu Sherpa

Our massage therapists have been trained by UK experienced tutors, on a syllabus specifically designed for Everest Base Camp trekkers. The massage techniques you will receive are intense enough to aid muscle recovery and prevent injury, but not too intense that you won’t be able to walk the next day. Which is important as there is no such thing as a rest day on this trek!

FAQs

Trekking up and down mountains can result in feeling stiff and sore in your muscles, particularly your legs. A Sports Massage can help relieve this stiffness and soreness, ensuring that you are refreshed and ready for your next day of trekking.

Yes, all our therapists are trained in good quality Sports Massage. A Sports Massage will give you the most therapeutic benefit and help you achieve your trekking or climbing goal, by reducing chances of injury and ensuring your muscles are in the best condition to continue your trek.

It is beneficial to have a massage on either your way up or down, but the biggest impact will be on your way up as it will help ensure your body is in the best condition for the rest of your trek and achieving your trekking/climbing goal.

Yes, you can book and pay for your massage before you arrive at the location. Click here to book through our booking provider Cliniko. By following the instructions, you can select your chosen location, date and time and pay via credit card or apple pay.

Please make sure you know what date and time you are due to arrive at Namche/Dingboche to avoid any late cancellations. Most acclimatisation treks on your 2nd day finish around 1pm. But allow time for lunch and rehydration with your teams before your appointment. 

A massage lasts 1 hour.

You can wear your normal clothes in to the clinic room. Once you are in the room, your massage therapist will ask you to remove your clothes, leaving just your underwear on.

At the start of the session, you will be asked to remove the relevant clothing, leaving your underwear on, before lying down on the plinth with a towel covering you. This will enable the therapist to complete a full body massage, only moving the towel for the area they are treating at that time.

Yes. The clinic rooms are heated via 2 heaters to ensure you are warm and relaxed while you are having your treatment

No. You do not need to shower before your massage. If you would like to, there are hot showers at the Khumbu Lodge and at Hotel Chomolungma, where our 2 clinics are located.

This can be arranged directly with the lodge and any payment given to the lodge owners.  Alternatively, you can shower at your own lodge. But a shower before you massage, especially in Dingboche, is not expected.

We use grapeseed oil as it isn’t too greasy, enables hands to glide over the skin easily and holds some amazing skin benefits when applied during a sports massage.

All of our therapists are female, between the ages of 24 and 37.

After your massage we advise you drink lots of water, stay warm and take it easy.

Yes. The syllabus that was followed for the Lehara training school in 2023, was specifically designed by experienced London School of Massage tutors, with multi day trekking in mind. Knowing that there aren’t any actual rest days in your EBC, 3 passes, Gokyo or climbing schedules, they wanted to make sure that the techniques our therapists deliver are at the right intensity; intense enough to promote muscle recovery and prevent injury, but not too intense that you are in pain the next day.

If you have a fever, or any symptoms of altitude sickness, including headache, then we advise that you do not have a massage.

Yes, you may pay by card. You can either go to our website and book and pay online for your session. Or after your session, our manager will create an online invoice for you and you can pay by card via a personalised payment link.

In Dingboche, you may pay by card via our website, but you must have access to the internet. We do not have a Card Machine.

A 1 hour Sports Massage with Lehara is $35 or 4700 NPR.  For this fee, your therapist gets paid a very good salary. The rest of the fee covers some low operational costs, with the remaining amount (around 50%) being contributed to a Community Investment Fund. This fund becomes available every May to the communities of the Khumbu, where organisations can apply for financial grants for their own initiatives where local healthcare, education or the environment will benefit.