I'm planning to do the 'standard' EBC trek in December, and have planned to skip EBC itself in favor of Kala Patthar (for best photos of Everest). In researching photo locations, I've noticed that the view from Pumori Base Camp actually seems to provide a much better view of Everest (including Lhotse), the Khumbu icefall, etc. Is it practical to replace KP with PBC in an itinerary? My plan was to do Kala Patthar as a day hike from Lobuche (allows climbing of KP with only a day pack and avoids an overnight in Gorak Shep). Is Lobuche - PBC practical as a day hike?