Trek from Lobuche (4930m) to Gorak Shep (5130m) and Kala Pattar climbing (5550m)

26 December 2005 - Departure time : 08:05 - Arrival time: 10:50 (at Gorak Shep) 

Trekking from Lobuche to Gorak Shep and climb on Kala Pattar (5550m), for a fantastic view of Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse and Khumbu icefall. This is without any doubt one of the best day of this Himalaya trek, because of the spectacular landscape and excellent Everest sightseeing in perfect weather from the top of Kala Pattar.

Trail from Lobuche to Gorak Shep Pumori
Leaving Lobuche, trekking to Gorak Shep. Right photo: a view on mt. Pumori.
Khumbu moraine Khumbu moraine
Khumbu moraine, Nepal Khumbu moraine, Himalaya
Trek on the Khumbu glacier moraine. Trekking over moraines is always very funny, although the ground is very uneven and with some ice.
Kala Pattar and mt. Pumori Kala Pattar
Photos of Kala Pattar. The black hill in front of mount Pumori is the Kala Pattar and I'm going to climb. Climbing to Kala Pattar is not difficult and is just a normal hike or trek. No actual "climbing" required, no ropes and no ice crampons.
Khumbu moraine Himalaya, Nepal
Pictures of the Himalaya at its best weather, along the Khumbu glacier's moraine.
Gorak Shep Gorak Shep, Nepal
After a snack stop in Gorak Shep, Nepal, I climb the Kala Pattar for an unforgettable view onto the Himalayas. The small lodge (teahouse) in Gorak Shep is visible from both the pictures above.
View from Kala Pattar
Panorama picture from Kala Pattar onto Pumori, Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse, Ama Dablam (far away) and the Khumbu glacier. The mount Everest panorama from Kala Pattar in good weather, is certainly one of the most beautiful landscape of the world.
Everest Nuptse, Everest, Lhotse
Panorama from Kala Pattar Khumbu icefall
The Khumbu icefall (Khumbu glacier and moraine).
Khumbu glacier Khumbu glacier

Some close-up of Khumbu glacier and other glaciers.
Me with "" banner. On the back, mt. Nuptse and Mt. Everest.
Gorak Shep lodge
Back to the lodge in Gorak Shep. In these pictures, the dining room and bedroom (temperature in the bedroom was -9°C the next morning)
Gorak Shep lodge, Nepal
Gorak Shep lodge, Himalaya
Gorak Shep Lodge and mt Pumori & Kala Pattar on the back.

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