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Nepal hosts part of the Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world. Eight of the fourteen eight-thousanders are located in the country, either in whole or shared across a border with China or India. Nepal needs little introduction to the rest of the world as it has the highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest at 8848 meters as well as 1310 peaks over 6.000 meters in height, it literally is the mountain top of the planet.

Nepal hosts no fewer than 1,310 peaks above 6000 meters and in descending height from Everest are Kanchenjunga, Lhotse, Makalu, Cho Oyu, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, and Annapurna.

One of the most popular mountain treks is to visit Kala Patthar 5,644.5 m (18,519 ft) means 'Black Rock' in the Nepali and Hindi language and is a notable landmark in the Nepalese Himalayas. Its popularity is due to the fact it affords some of the most outstanding views of Everest which are normally blocked by the presence of the mountain peak Nuptse, which is often disappointing for those arriving at the Everest Base Camp. The route to Kala Patthar commences from Gorak Shep and although the route demands for some stamina and adjustment to altitude the reaching of the summit is rewarded  by spectacular views of the world highest mountain.

Whilst relatively few assent Everest many others each year achieve their lifetime ambition of reaching either Everest South or the North Base Camp

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