We had clear weather and great views of Everest all the way from Phortse. The day we hiked up Kala Pataar, there was a bit of cloud cover that hid the mountain, but it was still a fantastic hike. Nepal is such a great place to walk about.
Everything is a little strenuous when you're at these altitudes, especially when you scramble straight up! I wish I would have stayed up there longer...
Early in the morning weather was perfect and the views were great. This is the place you CAN'T miss when trekking to Everest BC.
Had the top to ourselves for a couple of hours! I did not want to come down!
Second time to this spot. Phenomenal grandstand view of Everest/ Nuptse and back down the Khumbu valley to Ama Dablam, etc. A popular but not to be missed spots on any trek through the Khumbu. Dont' listen to the argument over Gokyo Ri v. Kala Pataar, they both give different and stunning views. Just hike up them both! If you have clear weather, I recommned sunset. Probably the best alpinglow I've ever witnessed. On the way back down the moon rose over Everest's south shoulder. What a magical moment!
I recommend the normal route and not the scramble straight up :)
Great views of the area though
Offers a very nice view of Everest. One of the Everest Base Camp trek high points.
View, when Its possible climb early in the morning to see the sunrise over Everest
Still seemed to take forever to climb even after 2 weeks of trekking in Gokyo and Khumbu. I realized I'll never be a high-altitude mountaineer. It's ok though. The views and trip were incredible.
A spectacular panorama, nonetheless.
...from the top!
Awesome! You'll see me with Pumori on my profile page.
Five week trek through the Arun valley and the Khumbu
A nice way to end our Ama Dablam trip. Beautiful views of Everest et. al. Probably the best mountain view in the world. Definitely going back to the area...
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 !!!