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Kala Pattar

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This is a must visit place when you arrive in Gorekshep. It take about 3 hours to arrive at the top. Take you time to climb and ensure you have fully acclimatised prior to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a must visit place when you arrive in Gorekshep. It take about 3 hours to arrive at the top. Take you time to climb and ensure you have fully acclimatised prior to attempting this. I would recommend visiting this in the afternoon for excellent view and photo of Mount Everest and the base camp.

1 Thank sidwhite
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Beautiful places, Vast himalayan Cultures, Excelent organizetion by Himalayan Trails Trekking & very good guide

1 Thank Gopi S
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

try to wake up as early as possible like 4 am maybe and it is just 2 hr hike from Gorakshep. You can have amazing view of everest ,nuptse,pumori and many more. The experience is so surreal and looks like everything looks like a portrait . Must visit this place :)

Thank Ajusha R
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

Kalapathar is 5555m height, it is highest place of Everest Base camp trekking.The views wae incredible from the top of Kalapathar. We started 4:00 Am without breakfast, for Sunrise and willing to have great weather, fortunately is was best view ever... I any one thinking to trek at Everest Base camp, It is recommended to visit once at Kalapather as... More 

2 Thank Boundlessadventure
Chonburi Province, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

once in a life time trip, the everest base camp trekking. two to three week trekking from Lukla to Everest Base Camp. it is a very tough climbing.

Thank Noraphon
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

After trekking for 8 days, this climb is tiring and tough at over 5000m, but the early morning views are worth it (even if you only go half way up you can glimpse the mountain ranges with Everest). Make sure you dress warmly if you hike up in the morning, as the winds are fierce and it is COLD at... More 

4 Thank sail29er
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

At that altitude climbing was really tough, but view worth it. My first advice is don't be late to start climbing. Because sometimes you can miss the view within minutes. Clouds suddenly can come. We left 4 am , reached peak 6 am and 6:20 clouds covered Everest. And if there is no view, wait a little because it is... More 

1 Thank Nereye4
Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Excellent acclimatisation hike prior to base camp and probably far better views and experience because you reach a small mountain summit with a real sense of achievement.

2 Thank Mark O
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Its a wonderful and exciting trek to kala pattar .Its a high altitude trail.and the trek started from lukla airport .its not an easy trek to kala pattar because many of them gets altitude sickness as well. to have a great view from kala pattar we should trek as soon as in the morning like about 3-4 am or it... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2016

Kala Pattar is higher and has a much better view than Everest Base Camp. All those photos you see of the Everest pyramid are (usually) taken from Kala Pattar. It's not an easy climb (due to the altitude and fairly steep trail) but worth every step. Be aware - it can be cold and windy up there. I took my... More 

2 Thank AndyK61

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