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Mountain Name(s): Kala Patthar, Kala Pathar, Кала Патхар     Geology: Tectonic
Elevation: 5645 m / 18520.3 ft     Snow line: Absent
Summit(s): Main Summit (5 645 m /18 520 feet)
North Summit (5 620 m /18 438 feet)
    Prominence: 5 620 m/33 ft
Location: Nepal(Eastern Region);     Isolation: 670 km/6 824 miles
Latitude/Longitude: 27°59'38.395''N
    Climbing Season(s): 01 Sep - 30 Nov;
01 Mar - 31 May;
Parent Range: Himalaya     Nearest Airport(s): Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM); Tenzing-Hillary Airport (LUA);
Range: Mahalangur Himal     Convenience Center(s): Lukla;
First Ascent: Please update     National Park(s): Sagarmatha National Park;

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The ascent provides the most accessible point to view Mt.

Everest from base camp to peak (due to the structure of

Everest, the peak cannot be seen from the base camp). "The

views of Everest, Nuptse Nup II and Changtse are spectacular

from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank

and summit of Lhotse.

Description Edit

Kala Patthar is a notable landmark located on the south Pumori

ridge. Although it’s not a proper mountain with

a prominence of only (10 m or 33 ft), the ascent of Kala Patthar

is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest.

Since Kala Patthar is merely a minor summit on a ridge leading

to Pumori, different people may have measured different

summits. There is a minor summit along this ridge with an

elevation of approximately 5,545 m (18,192 ft). The summit

traditionally referred to as Kala Patthar is, however, completely

festooned with prayer flags, makin
g it quite readily

recognizable. It is that summit that was recorded as 5,643 m

(18,514 ft). It is quite clear that the point trekkers climb to is a

local maxima on the Pumori ridge, not the summit of Kala

Patthar proper. This point is clearly higher than the summit of

Kala Patthar, but the name has remained in popular use.
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Location Edit

Located 10 km from Everest on the ridge of Pumori. Lies on the

tracking rout to Everest base camp.

Getting there Edit

Flight to Lukla (2840m) from Kathmandu, than trekking to

Gorak Shep via Lobushe. 2-3 hours to the highest point of the

Pumori ridge named Kala Pathar.

Red Tape Edit

Tracking permit foe the Everest region required.

Asia, Nepal: Central Region

  • Lhotse, Kala Patthar, ...
  • Hiking - 14 Day(s)
  • 1 Feb - 30 Jun
  • Challenging 
  • 3 people climbed it

Asia, Nepal: Eastern Region

  • Kala Patthar
  • Mountaineering - 16 Day(s)
  • 1 Sep - 30 Nov
  • Please update 
  • 3 people climbed it

Asia, Nepal: Central Region

  • Lhotse, Nuptse, Kala P...
  • Hiking - 16 Day(s)
  • 1 Sep - 31 Dec
  • Challenging 
  • 1 people climbed it



DID YOU KNOW (2) Edit Add

• The world's highest webcam, Mount Everest webcam, is located



• In December 2009, Madhav Kumar Nepal and the Nepali

Cabinet held a short cabinet meeting at the base of Kala Patthar

as a response to climate change.


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