International Symposium on 

Glaciology in High Mountain Asia

Hosted by International Glaciological Society and ICIMOD 

Kathmandu, Nepal

1-6 March 2015


The symposium will take place at the historic "Yak and Yeti Hotel and Conference Center" in Kathmandu, Nepal. The hotel is centrally located, with access to shops, restaurants, and a wide variety of accommodation options. Transport to the hotel from the Tribhuvan International Airport is approximately 30 minutes, and most hotels offer airport pickup and dropoff. There is also a pre-paid taxi service desk available prior to exiting the airport.


The Kathmandu Valley has a rich cultural and religious history, and is home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. At 1400 m elevation, Kathmandu is surrounded by the foothills of the Nepalese Himalaya, and is typically dry and mild in March. Traffic is more-or-less on the left, road signs and rules are virtually non-existent, and pedestrians must be decisive.


A block of 80 rooms has been reserved at the Yak and Yeti with the following conference rates:
Single: USD 130 + 24.3% taxes per night
Double: USD 140 + 24.3% taxes per night

Above room rates include:
*  Free WiFi
*  2 way airport transfers
*  Non alcoholic welcome drink on arrival
*  International buffet Breakfast
*  Fruit basket in room on arrival
*  Daily local english newspaper in room everyday
*  2 bottles of mineral water in room everyday

To get the special symposium room rate, contact 
Shital Baniya, 
Sales Manager at the hotel 
Tel: +977 1 4248999 (reception)
Mob: +977 9841683946
Note: Blocked rooms are only available until 01 January 2015.

Kathmandu has a wide range of other accommodation options, including the following:
Thamel Area Hotels(walking Distance): Hotel Manang, Buddha Garden, Hotel Marshyangdi, Kathmandu Guest House

Note: When booking, check with your accommodation provider to see if they will provide airport transfers.