Kala Patthar ( 5,644.5 m)

Kala Patthar, meaning black rock in Nepali and Hindi, is a notable landmark located on the south ridge Pumori (7,161 m or 23,494 ft) in the Nepalese Himalayas. Although not a proper mountain with a prominence of only (10 m or 33 ft), the ascent of Kala Patthar is very popular with trekkers in the region of Mount Everest, 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, Nuptse Nup II and Changtse are spectacular from Kala Patthar and there are glimpses of the northern flank and summit of Lhotse. The world's highest webcam, Mount Everest webcam, is located here.

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Peak Facts

Elevation:
5,644.5 m / 18,519 ft
Latitude:
27.995833
Longitude:
86.828417

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