Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar

Posted Dec 4th, 2009 under Tourism News, Trekking & Hiking,

Situated in the Khumbu or Everest region of eastern Nepal, Kala Patthar is a rocky brown hill a few distance away from Gorakh Shep, EBC. Kala Patthar offers close views of the mighty Mt. Everest, Pumori Peak, Lhotse, Nuptse, Ama Dablam and other Himalayan giants.

There is a flat ground or plateau lying at an elevation of 17,982 feet/ 5,242m, which serves as an ideal place for helicopters to land. This is where our skydivers made the highest skydive landing in October this year and where the historic cabinet meeting was held today.
Kala Patthar Everest
Google Map showing Mt.Everest, Kala Patthar & Gorakh Shep

Kala Patthar Everest
A glacial lake below Kala Patthar

Kala Patthar Everest
Kala Patthar Plateau- Site of the historic Cabinet Meeting

Kala Patthar Everest
Mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam peak- Enroute to Gorakh Shep EBC

Kala Patthar Everest
Ten years before, this place used to covered with snow year round, according to locals – An  impact of global warming on our Mountain Environment
Kala Patthar Everest

White snowy peaks are transformed into rocky bare pinnacles – An effect of climate change

(Photos: Explore Himalaya)


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