Everest Base Camp and Kalapthar Trek
Day 17 (AM) >
 11th Oct 2007 
>>  Gorak-Shep to Kalapathar and back to Gorak-Shep

Many trekkers coming up

Everest on left & Nuptse to right as we are still climbing at 5:50AM

 Everest & Nuptse

Pumori and the trail to Kalapathar

 

6:52AM The Sun appears from behind Everest ... and spoils all further pics of Everest... shouldn't sunset be a better time to view Everest from Kalapathar?

Thats me..  at Kalapathar top

Bhavnath at Kalapathar

 

View towards Lobuche

 


View down toward Gorakshep

 


Khumbu Glacier, Icefall & Mt Everest again

 

Returning to Gorakshep - 8:00AM




Day-17 11th Oct 2007 - Morning Trek to Kalapathar & Back

We got up early at 4:30AM and found the sky totally clear of clouds! So we started the trek at 5:00AM ... crossed the dry-lake bed and started  climbing the trail leading up Kalapathar ridge.

 

After 30 mins of climb looking down at Gorakshep GHs, in predawn light

Khumbu Glacier flowing out of Western Cwm & EBC

Prayer Flags, Kalapathar Top with Flag-pole & Pumori after sunrise

River of White Clouds moves up the Khumbu valley from Lobuche

Bhavnath blocks the sun for me, to get another shot of Mt. Everest

The Kalapathar Flagpole & Pumori peak

View West from Kalapather top ...  peaks are Chumbu (?)

Bhavnath's friend another Guide with Pumori behind him

Another view of Everest - lens shaded by Bhavanth on right edge.


Gorakshep as we arrive back at 8:30AM .. in much better sunshine now!