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.
Google Map showing Mt.Everest, Kala Patthar & Gorakh Shep
A glacial lake below Kala Patthar
Kala Patthar Plateau- Site of the historic Cabinet Meeting
Mesmerizing views of Ama Dablam peak- Enroute to Gorakh Shep EBC
Ten years before, this place used to covered with snow year round, according to locals – An impact of global warming on our Mountain Environment
White snowy peaks are transformed into rocky bare pinnacles – An effect of climate change
Dolpo requires some extra logsistics and Pemba made all necessary arrangements. We also benefited. Both treks were wonderful! from having a local guide- Baba –in Mustang- as this is more of a cultural trek-his personal knowledge was useful.