Pangboche

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For the crater on Mars, see Pangboche (crater).
Pangboche
पाङबोचे
Village
Pangboche with Ama Dablam behind
Pangboche with Ama Dablam behind
Pangboche is located in Nepal
Pangboche
Pangboche
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°51′N 86°48′E / 27.850°N 86.800°E / 27.850; 86.800Coordinates: 27°51′N 86°48′E / 27.850°N 86.800°E / 27.850; 86.800
Country    Nepal
Zone Sagarmatha Zone
District Solukhumbu District
VDC Khumjung
Time zone Nepal Time (UTC+5:45)

Pangboche or Panboche is a village in Khumjung VDC of Solukhumbu District, Nepal at an altitude of 13,074 feet (3,985 m).[1] It is located high in the Himalayas in the Imja Khole valley, about 3 kilometres northeast of Tengboche and is a base camp for climbing nearby Mount Everest and trekking. It contains a monastery, famed for its purported yeti scalp and hand, the latter of which was stolen.[2] The village is inhabited mainly by Sherpas, and Sungdare Sherpa, a native of the village, had the record for conquering Everest five times in the Sherpa climbing history and in the world history of mountaineering in 1989.[3] Sir Edmund Hillary once built a swing for Pangboche School. [4] North of the village is the Dughla lake and pass.

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  1. ^ Deutschle, Phil (1 May 2012). The Two-Year Mountain: A Nepal Journey. Bradt Travel Guides. p. 107. ISBN 978-1-84162-385-6. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Paris match. April 1973. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Kunwar, Ramesh Raj (1989). Fire of Himal: an anthropological study of the Sherpas of Nepal Himalayan region. Nirala Publications. p. 100. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Johnston, Alexa (16 October 2005). Reaching the Summit: Sir Edmund Hillary's Life of Adventure. Dk Pub. pp. 147–8. ISBN 978-0-7566-1527-7. Retrieved 13 May 2012. 

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