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Kala Patthar Peak

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Kala Patthar PeakKala Patthar peak, (5545m, 18193ft) offers the most accessible point to view Mount Everest from base camp to peak. While on the summit of Kala Patthar, you can have 360-degree panorama of mountain peaks including Ama Dablam, Kantenga, Nuptse, Thamserku, Kantenga, Pumo Ri and Changtse. Mount Lhotse can also be viewed from Kala Patthar. Kala Patthar trekking peak seems like a big brown bump , below the impressive southern Pumori (7161m,23459ft).

Fast Facts
Range Khumbu region
Elevation 5545m (18192 ft)
Easiest Route Gorakshep
Nearest Major Airport Lukla
Best Months for Climb March to April and October to December

Trekking Route
Trek to Mount Kala Patthar begins at Gorakshep (5,181m), the original base camp for Mount Everest. After a short descent to an ancient lake bed, the trek makes its way vertically to the mountain range. The trek route becomes steeper till it reaches the wind-swept summit ridge. Reaching the top would not take more time now. Time required for the ascent is 1.5 to 2 hours.

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This mountainous expedition through the land of Sherpas seems to put a stiff challenge before the trekkers. Those who love to trek high-altitude mountains would like to Mount Kala Patthar. Trekkers who desire to soak in complete view of Mt. Everest, from basecamp to the summit, go for this trek. One can experience marvellous landscape and intriguing culture of the mountain region during this trek. Views of Mt. Everest from Kala Patthar are fascinating, to be least said.
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