How to Get to the Hotel at the Very Top of the World; Kristy Alpert; Fodor’s Travel


Nepal – Sagarmatha National Park

The view alone is worth the trip to this amazing Nepali hotel at Mount Everest.

I tried not to get my hopes up as the shuttle bus stopped just shy of the runway, a sliding glass door the only thing between me and a green turbo prop airplane destined for the Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA) in the Everest region of Nepal. I had been in this same spot exactly 24 hours earlier only to get a call from the tower that the winds had shifted and it was no longer safe to land at what’s been named “the most dangerous airport in the world.”

This was my third day attempting to fly from Kathmandu to LUA; the day prior I never even made it past the security checkpoint before they turned us all away due to “excessive cloud cover” at the destination.

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