Day 9 - Hike to Kalapathar(5550m) and trek back to Pheriche (4240m) 5 hours.
We start early this morning to catch an Everest sunrise. We climb up to the Kala Pathar (5550m) below the giant Mount Pumori. This is a steep ascent up the grassy slopes west of GorakShep. From Kala Pathar the entire Everest south face is visible as well as Lho La (the pass between Nepal and Tibet), Changtse (the northern peak of Everest),Nuptse, Lingtren and many other peaks. After enjoying the sunrise, we return to Gorakshep and continue the descent to Lobuche to get to Pheriche.
Tea house in Pheriche – B, L, D