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March 17, 2020

Trekking to Kala Pathar (Black Stone) in Nepal

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Kala Pathar mountain

Reveling in treks to Kala Pathar also known as “Black stone” elevated an altitude of 5,644.5 meters above sea level while following the footsteps of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa is a popular trek that leads you to a famous hill station from where you can observe the marvelous sights of Mt Everest and other Himalayan mountain peaks surrounding you from all sides.

Kala Pathar trek is mesmerizing and enchanting for any traveler and climbers who would like to enjoy the pleasing sights of wild nature and scenic beauty enhanced by the rich cultural hospitality of Sherpas and Himalayan experiences.

Passing through green alpine trees, a beautiful ancient village, tantalizing waterfalls here and there across the trekking routes, stony trails, glacial rivers, monasteries, and mountains make your trip all the more pleasing and fascinating during the trek.

Besides, you will come across a blue sheep, Tibetan snowcock, yaks, mountain goat, Himalayan Thar, pheasant among other animals shrouded in bewitching flora and fauna for visitors to observe in an interminable manner all along the course of the trek.

If you are a lover of photography in your lifetime, then this trek is going to offer you the best opportunity to capture the whole nature into your moving camera once for all.

Your restless camera will have to move all the time to capture the sights of Khumbu glacier, Nuptse peaks, Mt. Everest, junipers, pine forest, and rhododendron flowers sprinkling the fragrance of nature all along the majestic landscape route to let visitors feel at home.

Ultimately, you will reach the Everest base camp which is 5400 meters high. The trekking route can also lead you to the Sagarmatha National Park which has been recognized as world heritage sites in Nepal by UNESCO.

Trek to Kala Pathar combines Everest base camp which allows you to see various other mountains which are 8000 meters in heights such as Mt. Amadablam, Cholatse, Nuptse, Pumori, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, Makalu, Everest Icefall glacier besides seeing best scenes of sunrise and sunset.

Best time to trek to Kala Pathar

Trek to Kala Pathar can be done any time of the year.

How to reach Kala Pathar?

Arrive in Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal. Then take a flight to Lukla airport from Kathmandu. Trek to Phakding. Trek to Namche Bazaar. Rest at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization. Trek to Tengoche. Trek to Dingboche. Trek to Lobuche. Trek to Gorak Shep to reach Everest base camp.

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