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July 20, 2020

Adventurous Kala Pathar Trekking

Kala Patthar Trekking in Nepal would not only immerse you to an adventurous trip that you have been hankering after but also will give you the spectacular ecstatic moments of seeing the fascinating and heart touching glimpses of the Everest Base Camp and its surrounding heavenly paradise-like environment that would make you feel the real utter peace and serenity.

Kala Pathar implies the meaning of  ‘black rock’ in English, which stands at an altitude of 5,644m above sea level, making it the highest altitude reached on most Everest base camp treks.

Kala Patthar trek is the most popular trek among base camp trekkers who would seek an opportunity to have closure glimpse of the peak of Everest.

The trek begins from the village of Gorak Shep, the highest altitude at which you will be sleeping on most treks in the region. Typically, you will visit Everest Base Camp on the same day as you arrive in Gorak Shep as tour groups are not allowed to stay overnight at the camp. The sheer number of trekkers that visit the base camp each year makes it impossible to allow them to stay the night.

It takes a complete 2-hour hike up to the summit of Kala Patthar. The morning hike is the most common as it allows the rest of the day to be spent descending back down to Dingboche, but the sunset hike has been known to provide fascinating glimpses of the peak of Everest.

Morning hike is usually preferred by the trekkers as evening shows heavy clouds in the air. The gradient of the mountainside increases as you near the summit.

You will retreat after staying for nearly 30/60 minutes on the top of Kalapathar peak and descend back and your trek ends at Dingboche. Then you will have to move to Lukla airport to return to Kathmandu for departure.

Spring and autumn are suitable seasons for all trekkers to enjoy this moment.

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