Photo Friday: Sunset on the Summit of Everest

Everest at Sunset from Kala Patthar
Sun Setting Across the World’s Highest Peaks

The mighty giant, Mt. Everest. The goddess mother of the Earth. Chomo Iungma to the Tibetans. Sagarmatha to the Nepalese. 

Witnessing its sheer mass, seeing it tower over the peaks surrounding it, lost in the beauty of the sun setting across the mighty Himalayas. This shot was taken from Kala Patthar (18,200 feet/5, 500 meters) which offers trekkers the BEST front seat view of Mt. Everest that most of us will ever get (minus all the crazy people who actually climb it!) The hike up to Kala Patthar takes a couple of hours, and offers those who aren’t feeling the altitude & make the hike astonishing views at sunset. Mt. Everest had a fiery glow as the sun set across all of its sister peaks, leaving Everest lit last before it finally vanished under a darkened horizon.

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  1. […] Gorak Shep (17,000ft/5,150m) was our last tea house town. At this altitude there were only 3 tea houses for trekkers to scrap over. Gorak Shep is the point where trekkers can summit Kala Patthar (18,200ft/5,500m), which offers the best view you’ll ever get of Everest (if you’re not insane enough to actually climb it)! Most trekkers are advised to wake up at 4am and make the 2 hour climb to the top of Kala Patthar for sunrise on Everest. This is a mistake. A BIG MISTAKE. Go for sunset. […]

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