It's just a hill. But it has AWESOME views of Everest, Pumori, Ama Dablam, etc.
It snowed about a half of foot the night before I hiked it so it was a work out to get to the top. Once on the summit there wasn't even a view of Everest because of all the cloud cover, what a let down. Better luck next time I guess.
~ Jason Maehl
Bring a torch/flashlight and be there for the sunset. One of the better ones I've ever experienced! A little chilly, but if you are even a little equipped, no problem to make the short decent in the dark in time for your nightly yak burger.
EARTH DAY 1995- Incredibly beautiful & other than the lack of oxygen, this high point on the ridge between Gorak Shep and Pumori is not technically difficult (watch out for awesome wind gusts); however, the reward is worth every "o" starved step. It's worth the view looking "down" upon Everest Base Camp, and up to the S. Col and The Goddess. Take your time acclimatizing, as I was in great cardio-vas. shape, and I still got moderate AMS symptoms and had to cut short my planned trip to Base Camp.
Broke the world altitude record for Extreme Ironing with Slipper, Beast, Meredith, Mingma, and Bhakta.
Magnificent view !!!
A beatiful day just against the face of Mount Everest.
Reached top in light snow. Heard two distant avalanches on Nuptse or Everest.
A steady stream of people up. Cold and windy but a beautiful day. Easy walk
Perfect day, perfect views, well acllimatised. What more can you expect ?
We sat here by ourselves for hours gaping at Everest, Goddess Mother of Earth.
Killer views of Sagarmatha. The Himalayas are like nothing else on earth. Spent an hour at the top taking photos of the surrounding area. A must do.
Summitted on my mother's birthday. She wonders if I was switched at birth, but I was concieved on the day Hillary summitted Everest.. My personal highest elevation, fortunate to have a beautiful day.
Great 360 degree view of the Everest region.
I went in the morning and whiteout conditions didn't allow for much a view, but Kala Pataar is an almost "manditory" waypoint for anyone doing the Everest Base Camp trek.
Fun, and what a view. I'll reiterate, like everyone else, it's not really much of a 'peak,' per say, but that isn't any reason not to do it. It's more than worthwhile as a diversion if you're up that way anyway.
Beautiful views all around, perfect day for photos and climbing/hiking. The trek through the Kumbu was also a highlight, as were the many Monasteries and wonderful people along the trail from the Lukla Airport to base camp of Everest. I bought a bottle of coca-cola for $1 near Gorak Shep at a Lodge(??), wonder how much it is now?
Wind at the summit was something else, but the view of Everest is the most spectacular you will ever see. An amazing experience.
Very leisurely climb. Summited at the break of dawn
not exactly a summit but more an extension of pumori's west ridge. mandatory terminus of the khumbu trek.