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While most people come here to see the sunrise because weather can be bad in the afternoon, we opted to see it at the sunset, since the weather was good and the sun is shining on the mountain range. At sunrise, you can only see silhouette of the mountains. This is the view from Kala patthar. The peak with the most golden light is Everest.

Kala Patthar, meaning 'black rock' in Nepali and Hindi, is a mountain in the Nepalese Himalayas. It appears as a big brown bump below the impressive south face of Pumori (7,161 m/23,494 ft). Many trekkers in the region of Mount Everest will attempt to summit Kala Patthar, since it 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, Lhotse, and Nuptse are spectacular from almost anywhere on Kala Patthar.

The ascent of Kala Patthar begins at Gorakshep (5,164 m/16,942 ft), the original base camp for Mt. Everest. After a brief dip to an ancient lake bed (which now contains a small lake and a helipad), the ascent makes its way up a series of steep switchbacks before levelling off somewhat as it traverses to the eastern side of the mountain. The trail then becomes steep once again until it reaches the wind-swept summit ridge. From there, a five to ten minute scramble over boulders takes one to the top, which is marked with prayer flags. The full ascent usually takes between 1.5 and 2 hours.

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  • Copyright: Way Lim (Waylim) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2732 W: 154 N: 6183] (25436)
  • Genre: Τοποθεσίες
  • Medium: Έγχρωμο
  • Date Taken: 2012-11-16
  • Categories: Φύση
  • Έκθεση: f/7.1, 1/15 δευτερόλεπτα
  • Details: Tripod: Yes
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  • Έκδοση φωτογραφίας: Πρωτότυπη έκδοση
  • Date Submitted: 2012-12-12 11:40
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