There are many reasons to stay in Kathmandu before embarking on your Everest Base Camp climb. Some of the best reasons include:
Acclimatisation: Kathmandu's elevation (approximately 1,400 metres) is significantly lower than that of Everest Base Camp (5,364 metres). Staying in Kathmandu allows your body to gradually adjust to higher altitudes, reducing the risk of altitude sickness during the climb.
Equipment and supplies: Kathmandu offers a wide range of mountaineering gear and equipment, allowing climbers to purchase or rent any necessary items before starting their trek. This ensures that you have all the essential gear and supplies for a successful expedition.
Cultural exploration: Kathmandu is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and historical sites. Spending time in the city before your climb allows you to explore fascinating landmarks such as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, ancient temples, and vibrant markets, immersing yourself in the vibrant Nepalese culture.
Pre-climbing arrangements: Kathmandu serves as the logistical hub for Everest expeditions. Before heading to the mountains, climbers often need to arrange permits, meet with guides or climbing teams, and attend pre-trip briefings. Staying in Kathmandu provides the
Overall, staying in Kathmandu before your Everest Base Camp climb offers the perfect combination of acclimatisation, access to equipment and supplies, cultural experiences, pre-climbing arrangements, and final preparations, making it an ideal starting point for your journey.
Standard grade accommodation in Kathmandu
Most of our clients typically opt for the "standard grade" hotels listed below.
Hotel Buddy Kathmandu
Upgrading your accommodation in Kathmandu
Should you desire a higher-tier lodging experience, we suggest considering the following hotel for an upgrade.
Kathmandu Marriott Hotel
Accommodation during your Climb
Throughout your ascent, we utilise the following tea houses along the route:
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Kathmandu Marriott Hotel for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
Day 1: On arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, once you've passed through Immigration and retrieved your luggage, please look out for your Team Mount Everest driver carrying a placard with your name who will transfer you to Hotel Buddy for overnight on bed and breakfast basis.
At high altitudes, it is common to experience acute mountain sickness (AMS). Approximately three-quarters of individuals at elevations above 3,000 metres can expect to encounter mild symptoms. The occurrence of altitude sickness depends on various factors, including elevation, rate of ascent, and individual susceptibility. During the normal process of acclimatisation, many people may experience mild symptoms of altitude sickness. It is important to understand that the mild discomfort accompanying this adaptation is considered normal and acceptable.
Once you have cleared Immigration and collected your baggage upon arrival at Kathmandu's Tribhuvan International Airport, please keep an eye out for a Team Mount Everest driver holding a sign with your name. The driver will transport you to Hotel Buddy in Kathmandu, where you will spend the night on a bed and breakfast basis.
Assuming climbers are able to obtain competitive flight fares all the way into Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM) this is almost always the best means of reaching us and getting into position to begin your climb or safari. During the process of booking with us we will request your flight details and will sENd one of our drivers to meet your flight. Our driver will usually be wearing a black Team Mount Everest T-Shirt and carrying a placard with the name of the main correspondent representing your climb group.
A BMI (Body Mass Index) calculator is a tool used to estimate an individual's body fatness based on their height and weight. It provides a numerical value that indicates whether a person is underweight, normal weight, overweight, or obese. The BMI calculation is based on the principle that a person's weight should be proportionate to their height. To use a BMI calculator, you input your weight and height, and the calculator calculates your BMI by dividing your weight in kilograms by the square of your height in metres. The resulting BMI value is then compared to standard ranges to determine the person's weight category. While BMI is a useful screening tool, it doesn't directly measure body fat percentage or consider factors such as muscle mass or distribution of fat. It serves as a starting point for assessing an individual's weight status and can be a helpful tool in monitoring overall health and weight management.
In the event that a climber is required to cancel their place on a climb, please see here for details of how costs for arrangements to which we will have committed ourselves on the strength of a confirmed booking having been placed with us, are to be borne.
Sing Gompa, also known as Sing Gomba or Singdun Gompa, is a charming Buddhist monastery situated at an altitude of approximately 3,330 metres (10,925 feet). It is a significant religious site for both the local Tamang people and trekkers on the Langtang Valley Trek. The monastery offers a peaceful atmosphere and stunning panoramic views of the surrounding Himalayan peaks, making it a perfect place for spiritual reflection and taking in the natural beauty of the Langtang region.