Kala Pattar, Khumbu

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A trip to Kala Pattar lets you experience the closest and clearest view of Mount Everest. Reaching the site takes about five days of hiking. Standing only 10 m (33 ft) on a high-altitude trail, this "black rock"--as the Nepali call it--makes the perfect place for a break from the demanding trek, as well as the chance to see the most famous mountain as if you were right in front of it. If you come early you'll witness a magnificent sunrise. Arrange to visit Kala Pattar and other attractions in Khumbu using our Khumbu journey planning website .
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  • It's a must do experience by helicopter if you are not going to hike the Everest Base Camp trek for 14 days. The helicopter tour from Kathmandu takes only 3/4 of a day to go to Kala Patthar heil-landi...  more »
  • The view us Devine. Both height and view are breath taking. So please do not run. Take it easy and get used to the thin air  more »
  • Easily the best view I have ever witnessed.just an amazing unforgetable experience. Would love to relive this moment. Worth going 110%
  • Kala Pattar is a small peak literally meaning "black rock काला पथ्थर". Its altitude is generally given as 5550m but it seems to be a little higher (5570m or 5580m ?) if you go as far up as possible. Kala Pattar is located right at the foot of Pumori (7161m) and above Gorakshep on the way to Everest Base Camp. Many trekkers to Everest Base Camp will attempt to summit Kala Pattar since it provides the most accessible point to view Mt. Everest from base camp and all the way to its summit (the summit of Everest cannot be seen from its base camp). The views from almost anywhere on Kala Pattar of Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse are spectacular. Kala Pattar is also popular because it is one of the highest point that can easily be reached (on popular treks in Nepal) without any mountaineering experience or equipment.
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