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 very popular trek, as the result of most Everest Base Camp trekkers that also includes at their itineraries in order for them to get views from the 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 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 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, 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 for 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 provides 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 rhododendron 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 in nature. 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 includes Phaplu(Salleri) Everest Base Camp Trek. This 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, 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.