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“the highest point I ever reached !”
Review of Kala Pattar

Ranked #2 of 8 things to do in Khumbu
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Useful Information: Stroller parking, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed May 15, 2013

We started at 4am in the dark to climb to ‘Kala Pattar’ peak. At (5545 m) the highest point I ever reached. No torch and quite a dangerous narrow path to the point which gave the most amazing view across the Himalaya. The point of leaving so early was to catch the sun as it rose over the mountains which later I regret as it did not help to take good picture for Everest. Everest itself doesn’t look beautiful comparing to the other amazing peaks around it!
. As you climb to 5500m over huge rocks trying not to fall into the gaps and keep your balance on the snow you are also gasping for air because there is less oxygen which is also fuelling the crazy headache you have.
We spent about 20 minutes than we descent down which was much easier than ascending specially with the appearing of the sun which gave a pleasant warming to my frozen fingers!

6  Thank egysioux
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

This trek is a challenge but is worth it once you reach the top of kala pathar. It has stunning views of the highest mountains in the world.

2  Thank andrewcurtis
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Reviewed October 31, 2012 via mobile

This is not an easy wander. You will be tired by the time you get to the top but you are more than compensated by the unforgettable view the the mountains forming the top of the world. In retrospect I think an evening/sunset trip up may be more spectacular with the rosy pink hues of sunset on these lofty peak. However of you have no choice then just do it!

6  Thank Dalesman_Abroad
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Reviewed August 25, 2012

The kala patter is one of the best peak(Natural tower) of Khumbu region, which is located on the way to Everest basecamp. We can see lots of mountain above 8000m and of course the world highest mountain (Everest) is in front of your eye. As say your are watching from windows.

3  Thank dawadragon
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

Kala Pathar means black rock. it is standing at 5,550mtr of altitude from here Mt. Everest we can see same height from where we are standing at the top of Kala pathar.

Thank Rajkumar1982
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