Kalapatther (The View Point in Everest Regions)

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  • Last Updated on Nov 10, 2023

Kala Patthar literally known as ‘ Black Stone’ is a well-famed landmark in the Khumbu region of Nepal. It is also one of the main highlights for the Everest region as the result of the fantastic panoramic view it provides from the top. Kala Patthar is not a real mountain since it has a prominence of only 10m. However, it is the highest point you can go during the Everest treks without the need of any sort of climbing permit.

Kala Patther is placed at an elevation of 5,643m, it lies close to the Everest Base Camp. The site also provides a fantastic 360-degree panoramic view for the Mahanalgnur Himalayan Range. Tha significant summits visible from here are Nuptse, Changtse, and Everest. However, the summit of Everest is not visible as the result of the structure of the Everest massif which Mt Nuptse totally blocks from the view.

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About Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar or  "black rock" is a word derived from the local Nepali language. It's easy to see why once you approach it, as it's a prominent rock sticking out from the south ridge of Pumori (7161 m), not far from Gorak Shep (5164 m). 

Kala Patthar is a top-rated trek, as the result of most Everest Base Camp trekkers that also include at their itineraries in order for them to get views from Mount Everest. The rock itself isn't a peak but instead is considered a natural landmark that doesn't require any special training or climbing equipment to the summit. 

In saying that, due to its location, the Kala Patthar viewpoint gives spectacular panoramic views that some much higher peaks just can't offer. At a high altitude of 5,644 meters, this is usually the highest point reached by Everest Base Camp trekkers and those hiking at the Three High Passes.

Locations of Kalapatther


The famous climbing mountain hill Kalapathar is the best point to see at the closed view of Mount Everest including more than 20 other Himalayan peaks with the best sunrise and sunset views. It is very near Everest base camp and well above Gorakshep.

 Kalapathar is a 5,545-meter mountain hill and climbing can be done without any official license or climbing permit. Considering as best sunrise and Everest view, Kalapathar is best to climb early in the morning time, exploring the sunrise view and evening for the best sunset at the high mountains.


  • Scenic flight to Lukla (Tenzing Hillary Airport) from Kathmandu
  • Visit Tengboche Monastery which is the largest in the Khumbu region.
  • Trek all the way through Sagarmatha National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Hike Kala Pathar and enjoy the 360-degree panoramic view for the majestic Mount Everest and the nearby snowcapped peaks could be viewed from Kala Patthar.
  • Trek to Everest Base Camp
  • Pass from the rich and traditional filled  Sherpa villages.
  • Explore the Sherpa culture, tradition, and lifestyle.

how to reach Kalapatther?

The helicopter tours are generally for people who have less amount of time or want to opt for the trip at complete luxury. These helicopter tours typically start from Kathmandu or Lukla. They start early in the morning and be done by noon. 

The flight starts by exiting the verdant hills of Kathmandu into Lukla where it stops for the short refueling process. Then, it also further continues at the Kala Patthar passing through the well-famed settlements of Pangboche, Dingboche, and Tengboche.

Everest base camp helicopter tour

This helicopter tour also provides the opportunity to see the awesome Himalayan peaks, large glaciers, and traditional and age old Sherpa villages. Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour is the ideal option to see Mt. Everest and the whole Everest region. This tour will take around 4-5 hours or one full day. Thus, if you don’t have two weeks to finish the classic Everest Base Camp Trek, you can opt for this helicopter tour with a flight landing in the Kala Patthar/ Everest Base Camp. It is an easy and relaxing tour around the world’s tallest peak.

You don’t need any sort of preparation, special training or a long holiday on this trip. Within a few hours, you can also complete this wonderful tour with ease. Thus, perfect for all age groups from kids to elders, family or friends, and those who are limited on time.

Everest base camp trek

The Everest Base Camp Trek in Nepal, also known as the EBC Trek, is the trekking package from Kathmandu, Nepal, to the Kala Patthar (5,545 m) and the base camp for the highest mountain in the world. 

Adventurers worldwide have this hike high at their bucket lists because it offers a magnificent close-up view of the tall Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak, from every angle. While some people climb Mount Everest likes to show their mettle and prove themselves against the odds and difficulties, others want to wander around the tallest peaks and soak at the stunning views of peaks such as Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Pumori, and Ama Dablam. If you’re among them, this trekking tour will be the best alternative for you.

Three pass trek

The Three Passes trek is the toughest Everest base camp that should be taken. Taking 21 days in total it is also the longest trek we have in Nepal. So this is one for the really experienced and experienced trekker. If you are up to it, the Three Passes trek really offers all the best for the Khumbu region. Starting from the far west in the Dhote Kosi valley it crosses Renjo La pass to get into the Gokyo valley.

 You have time here at the visit the emerald lakes that give Gokyo its name. The trail then goes over the Cho La pass into the Dudh Kosi Valley. From here it heads up at the Everest base camp. Finally, it heads back down and crosses the Kongma La pass arriving at the Imja Khola valley. En route, you will submit three great passes which are Gokyo Ri, Kala Patar, and Chukhung Ri.

Everest base camp Chola pass Gokyo trek

EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trek is the adventurous trek into the Everest/ Khumbu region which combines the Everest base camp with the Gokyo valley and the high Chola pass at the elevation height of 5420m. This trekking trail offers stunning views at several Himalayan giants like Mt. Everest (8848m.), Lhotse, Makalu, Amadablam, Kanchenjunga, Nuptse, Mt. Pumori, and many more. The natural beauty, rich and unique culture for the Sherpa inhabitants, lush forest, walking over the snow, and crossing high pass provide heavenly pleasure at the visitors which will be the last of a lifetime memory.

Gokyo Valley is the remote Himalayan Valley which gives off the view of the mountains, Glaciers, Gokyo Lake, etc. During the trek, you also get the chance to enjoy the Dumje festival which falls in the month of April, and Mani Rimdu Dance, which is performed in the monasteries, of the Sherpa people. The major highlights of this trek are the mountains, Sacred Lakes of Gokyo Valley, beautiful River valleys, glaciers, crossing Chola pass, etc. 

EBC Chola Pass Gokyo Trekking trip starts with a scenic flight to Lukla from Kathmandu. From Lukla, you start our trekking following the Dudh Koshi River valley. You will pass through the lush forest of rhododendrons and pine, Dudh Koshi Valley, Sagarmatha National Park, high passes, waterfalls, lovely Sherpa villages like Phakding, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche, Lobuche, Pheriche, and many more.

Phaplu Everest base camp trek.

Phaplu is a mountainous village which lies in northeast Nepal and acts as the gateway for Everest Base Camp Trek. Alternative to Everest Base Camp Trek, Phaplu Everest Base Camp Trek is also lengthy. However, it is considered safe and very fulfilling to say the least.

The adventure begins by taking a 30-minute short flight from Kathmandu. Another option is the affordable drive from Kathmandu to Palphu, which take from 7-8 hours. With the 20-minute downhill walk, we have to reach the Solu district headquarters Salleri (2309m). 

It is also a great trek for several treks that also including the Phaplu(Salleri) Everest Base Camp Trek. These trails are famous as Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Sherpa have used this path to the mountain.

Jiri to Everest base camp trek

Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek follows the classic route to the Everest Base Camp. This route was first mapped to reach the EBC by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa. Instead of flying directly to Lukla (2,860 m), during Jiri to Everest Base Camp Trek 26 days, you will drive to Jiri (2,370 m) and gradually ascend to Lukla. In case you are curious, the Jiri to Lukla distance is 49.8 km, and Jiri to Namche Bazar distance is 52 km. The Jiri to Lukla trek itinerary goes through numerous villages and lush forests, crossing many small passes. 

Jiri trek to Everest is a less conventional longer route perfect for travelers who can spend a long time on the trail. Even though this trek also takes you to Everest Base Camp (5,364 m) at the end, the close interaction with locals and unique trekking experience is something to look for. 

Nepal Everest base camp

Nepal Everest base camp

Established in 2017, Everest Base Camp Trekking has been managed by a team of 25 plus members. It is the best trekking in all of Nepal. Our tour package comes with the most unforgettable experience of them and if you are seeking a quality service, then the Nepal Everest Base Camp trekking company also gives top-class service too, experienced guides and other needed necessary things that are needed for trekking.

Our company provides quality package in all of Nepal. Trekking to us is like taking a visit to a mountain museum. We are also the specialist organizers for the Everest region trekking packages. We also organize  Everest base camp trek, Everest High Passes Trekking, Everest Circuit Trekking, Jiri Everest Base Camp Trekking, Everest Panorama (View) Trekking, Island Peak via Everest Base Camp Trek, and organized other tour and travels packages all over Nepal. Our other sister company is Nepal Hiking Adventure Company Pvt. Ltd.

 We at Nepal We at Base Camp Trekking Company will offer you the land of the high Himalayas, raging glacial rivers, deep valleys, dense jungles, culture which is rich at age old traditions. Providing value-added services to the guest and travelers who come to experience our small and pretty country with a cultural and religious way of life as it was for centuries.

Nepal Everest Base Camp Trekking Company has the team of experienced staff and with logistic support, always serving to provide you at the very best. Apart from running the trekking in Nepal and other adventure sports in Nepal.  Also providing opportunities like employment and redistribution of income in the remote corners of the country. We will also guide you to experience all that is special about the natural beauty of Nepal and other Himalayan regions, scenic mountain views, vibrant religious festivals, vibrant cultural traditions, Long Treks in Nepal, Short trek in Nepal and most importantly, the charm and gracious hospitality for the people.

We are the ones to open the doors of this hidden treasure for the Himalaya and its beauty to you and bid you welcome in our humble nation. Come and join and try us once for your lifetime dream destination and to be away from this modernization world and your hectic schedules of life, offering you with unparallel exotic holiday spot, varieties of thrills to all sort of travelers. From Mountain expeditions and Trekking, -Jungle Safari, Mountain Biking, Cultural Tour, Rafting and many more excursions are also popular in the cool Himalayan glacial rivers, and has also visiting traditional rural villages at the backdrop of the great Himalayan range to Rafting the whitewater with scenic float in the glacial rivers and stay safe in the comfort of the Jungle Resorts and ideal wilderness at one of the world's most famed National Parks.

Our team at Nepal Hiking Camp Trekking is led by our able leader and manging director Mr. Bishnu Lamsal and His Team a native of Nepal Himalaya and tourism experts have organized and has guided numerous adventure trips in the Himalayan region that also include Bhutan and Tibet since 1999 AD. At present Mr. B. Lamsal with the Company has organizing trekking, and leisure trips including special made itineraries for family, mini groups of small students and also large corporate executives. Running trips at the scenic, cultural routes also providing absolute wilderness away from the main trails giving a new experience to the valuable clients along with his company warm hospitality. We have them all for you to experience and to your delight your mind and senses.

Besides Mr Bishnu Lamsal, we have Sanjay Lamsal who is our general manger, our trekking guides are Seresh Shrestha,  Sudakar Rijal, Yak Pu Sherpa and Ram Krishna Dhakal who is our experienced trek, tour operator and trekking guide.

Why Choose Us?

  • We have conducted several trekking, climbing and our expedition programs has more than 100 peaks and trails there off.
  • We have a success rate that reached up to 98 percent which is unheard in Nepalese market.
  • Our team has also participated in the Dhaulagiri Base Camp Clean up Campaign that has removed tin, glass, batteries, left overs by the trekkers. The team has also cleaned up Annapurna Clean Up Campaign.
  •  We are growing in our business and we strive hard to deliver in our promise. Our dedicated staff member is totally in providing our client with topmost quality service.
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  • Nepal Hiking Adventure Company also trains our local staff so the communities benefit our tremendous effort. Many of our guides has worked for more than 10 years and they are best in the business.
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