Mt. Nuptse View from Kala Patthar

Mt. Nuptse! It looks taller than Mount Everest, but in reality, Mount Everest is taller than Mount Nuptse. Mount Everest, standing at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet), is the tallest mountain on Earth, while Mount Nuptse is slightly shorter, with an elevation of 7,861 meters (25,791 feet). The viewpoint of Kala Patthar, which is a popular trekking destination in the Everest region, provides a unique perspective that can make Mount Nuptse appear closer and more imposing than Everest due to its proximity and steep ridges. However, in terms of actual height, Everest remains the highest peak.

You hike Kala Patthar from Gorakshep while you are on the Everest Base Camp trek, the Everest Three High Passes trek, the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Return trek, and the Cho La Pass trek. The helicopter lands here during the Everest Base Camp Helicopter Tour.

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