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Extraordinary View point Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar (Black Rock) is an important stop for tourists seeking a clear view of Mount Everest. at (5,643m), is more than just a viewpoint.
A trek to Kala Patthar is a journey you will remember for the rest of your life, as it is higher than four of the seven peaks in nepal.
For the first few days of the EBC (Everest Base Camp) Trek, you can only see the tip of the EBC peak (the Lhotse wall blocks Everest from most vantage points), and once you pass 4,000 meters, you can no longer see Everest at all.
Most people are surprised to learn that Mount Everest cannot be seen from EBC (Everest Base Camp) ! In that way, Kala Pattar is very extraordinary.
Although its fame stems mostly from its breathtaking views, Kala Patthar is also one of the highest places in the Himalaya that can be reached without the need of technical climbing skills, which contributes to its popularity.
The best months to visit Kala Patthar and the surrounding area are March to May and September to November. These months have mild temperatures, good visibility, and typically steady weather with little precipitation.
You may reach Lukla via a 25-minute flight from Kathmandu or a 2-day jeep trip and half-day climb through Phaplu. Once in Lukla, you’ll have to hike for around 8 days to Gorakshep, the hamlet closest to Kala Patthar.
Assume you don’t have such a long vacation to visit Mount Everest from Kala Patthar. In such situation, you can fly from Lukla or Kathmandu via helicopter. And within 1-2 hours, you’ll be standing in front of a view like the one above at Kala Patthar.
Please keep in mind that ground time is normally restricted to 10 minutes, and the helicopter cannot land at the peak of Kala Patthar.