Everest Base Camp (5364 m) Vs Kala Patthar (5645 m)

22 Dec 2019 Dil Gurung

side trips to Kala Patthar viewpoint and Everest base camp

Everest base camp and Kala Patthar viewpoint is a landmark of Everest trekking. Both places are the ultimate endpoint of your Everest base camp hiking. Both milestones are important for the trekkers and offer commendable scenarios of the glaciers and enormous snow mountains. On the journey of Everest base camp trek, the Kala Patthar summit is the highest altitude point. And Everest base camp is the slightly lower elevation of Kala Patthar viewpoint. Kala Patthar and Everest base camp side trek can make from Gorakshep, the highest human hamlet on the voyage.

Everest Base Camp (5,364 m/17,598 ft)

Mount Everest base camp in Nepal, reaching with 3 hours trekking from nearest guest house, Gorakshep.

Everest base camp prominent place of Everest trekking, it laying middle of the harsh Khumbu glacier on foot of Mount Everest at an altitude of 5364 m. Standard 12-days Everest base camp trek itinerary literally allows doing side trek to EBC. Yearly around 50000 thousand trekkers make a way to Everest region and most of the trekkers aim to touch Everest base camp by trekking. Reaching Everest base camp by own foot is some things wow in the universe which would be the best adventure in the entire life. The distance from Gorakshep to EBC is 7-8 km for a round trip. The trekking path beyond Gorakshep is relatively level on the moraine and glacier to the base camp. During the summer and autumn, the path to EBC is unstable due to the glacier melting. Most of the trekkers walking to Everest base camp afternoon, the weather is chill and also possible to have wind. It might be physically challenging because of the chill and dry wind as well as altitude cause. The view of mountains, glaciers, and avalanches makes the tough walk easier. The Everest base camp is colorful during the peak of a climbing season in April/May. Do not surprised to come to cross with world-famous mountaineer along the route or on tea house.

Kala Patthar (5,645 m/18,520 ft)

It is tough trekking to Kala Patthar viewpoint but it provides breathtaking mountain scenery and landscapes variation.

Kala Patthar viewpoint, highlights of the Everest region trekking, it is just Rocky Mount above the tea house of Gorakshep on foot of mount Pumori. Kala Patthar summit is renowned for the best mountain panorama of Mount Everest range and picturesque sights of Everest base camp with together Khumbu glacier and icefall. The distance between Gorakshep to Kala Patthar is around one and a half kilometer. The trail commences speedily ascent up on the pebble and rocky path to the summit. Entire Kala Patthar side trek provides breathtaking mountain vista of Everest region including close sights of Mount Everest. Average trekkers need 4 hours to accomplish the round trip of Kala Patthar.

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