Everest Base Camp Trek & Kala Pattar

18,187ft/5,545m, Nepal

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Legend of the Golden Chair
The evil deities were gathered together plotting to take over the world. Buddha heard of their plan and challenged the foremost deity to a race to the summit Everest (Sagarmatha). The evil deity sped quickly off while the Buddha remained seated in his chair. After a time, deep in meditation, the Buddha floated to the top of the mountain, winning the race and defeating the evil deity for all time.


Formal Name: Kingdom of Nepal

Local Name: Nepala

Local Formal Name: Sri Nepala Sarkar

Visa Info: Passport and visa required for US Citizens. Tourist visas can be purchased upon arrival at Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu and at all other ports of entry. Nepalese Embassy: www.nepalembassyusa.org

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