Dingboche

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Dingboche

Dingboche दिङबोचे 27°53′N 86°49′E / 27.883°N 86.817°E / 27.883; 86.817 is a village in the Khumbu region of north eastern Nepal in the Chukhung Valley. Its populations was estimated at approximately 200 in 2011. Situated at an altitude of about 4,530 metres (14,800 ft).

Tourism[edit]

Dingboche is a popular stop for trekkers and climbers headed to Mount Everest, Ama Dablam or Imja Tse. Parties will typically spend two nights in Dingboche for acclimatization purposes.[1]

The village relies heavily on tourists with lodges and tenting areas comprising most of Dingboche. The Imja River flows directly east of the village.[2]

A helicopter landing pad is located just west of the Imja River, near Moonlight Lodge. Dingboche is home to an Internet cafe (using satellite technology) and one of the world's highest billiard parlors.

Small stupa near Imja river
Stupa with Taboche in the background

One of the characteristics of Dingboche is the kilometers of stone walls, built using the stones of different sizes that cover the entire Valley of Imja. These stones are removed in order to plow the soil and end up being piled one over the other creating kilometers of walls.

Transport[edit]

Coming from Namche Bazaar or Tengboche, Dingboche is the better alternative than the village of Pheriche, in being more sunny, and less affected by the icy winds that descend through the Valley of Khumbu. There are no roads that go to the village, only trails, and with the exceptions of some agricultural products produced around the village; yaks and mules carry most of what is consumed locally.[3]

Climate[edit]

Dingboche has cool and rainy summers and dry and cold winters, affected mainly by its altitude and by Monsoon in the summer. For those who will do trekking, the spring season (March and April) and autumn (October and November) are the ideal times because the visibility of the mountains is ideal and the temperature is not too cold. During the winter you can trek but the vast majority of accommodations are closed and the cold is intense and is rarely above freezing point.

Gallery[edit]

Dingboche at night

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Muza, SR; Fulco, CS; Cymerman, A (2004). "Altitude Acclimatization Guide.". US Army Research Inst. of Environmental Medicine Thermal and Mountain Medicine Division Technical Report (USARIEM-TN-04-05). http://archive.rubicon-foundation.org/7616. Retrieved 2009-03-05
  2. ^ Bradley, Mayhew; "Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya"; (2009); 9 edição; p 97 (map) and pp 117-118; Lonely Planet; ISBN 978-1-74104-188-0.
  3. ^ Shrestha, Vinos Prasad; “Concise Geography of Nepal”; (2007); Mandal Publications; ISBN 978-99946-55-04-5.

External links[edit]

(English) Travelpod Dingboche