Everest Base Camp Hike: Kala Pattar

Everest Base Camp Hike: Kala Pattar

With only 200 feet to climb over boulders and rocks, my body gave up. My legs were sore from the eight days of constant hiking, my lungs tired from 12,000 feet of elevation gain, and my body exhausted from little sleep. I couldn’t go any further. And I couldn’t think of anything else to do but sit down and cry. Pure exhaustion took over and my body slumped high on the slopes of Kala Pattar.

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Starting at 5 a.m. with headlamps on, my group (6 out of 8) set out from Gorak Shep to conquer this 5545m mountain. In temperatures barely breaking the teens, we stumbled up the non-technical Himalayan peak to challenge our bodies to new heights and catch sunrise over the world’s tallest mountain. Continue reading “Everest Base Camp Hike: Kala Pattar”