Gorak Shep

Gorak Shep
Gorak Shep lies in a dry lake bed  of the same name. There is no vegetation in Gorak Shep, the land is not suitable for any kind of cultivation – therefore the village’s name, which means ‘Dead Raven’. From Gorak Shep, most tours go for day excursions to Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. Kala Pattar is a small peak that can be reached within about 1 1/2 hours from Gorak Shep. It can be ascended without a climbing permit, and provides truly spectacular views of Mount Everest. Everest Base Camp is reached within about 3 hours from Gorak Shep. Camping there requires a special permit, therefore most trekkers only go for a day trip to the camp.

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