Dudhpokhari

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Dudhpokhari

दूधपोखरी
Dudhpokhari is located in Nepal
Dudhpokhari
Dudhpokhari
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 28°16′N 84°37′E / 28.26°N 84.62°E / 28.26; 84.62Coordinates: 28°16′N 84°37′E / 28.26°N 84.62°E / 28.26; 84.62
Country   Nepal
ZoneGandaki Zone
DistrictLamjung District
Population
(2011)
 • Total4,167
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)

Dudhpokhari(दूधपोखरी) is a village development committee in Lamjung District in the Gandaki Zone of northern-central Nepal.The name Dudhpokhari is derived from the lake which lies in the base of Himalchuli. At the time of the 2011 Nepal census it had a population of 4167 people living in 505 individual households.The highest elevation is mount Himalchuli. Dudhpokhari kunda which lies in the base of himalchuli is a popular religious destination which attracts thousand of Hindus in Shrawan during Janai Purnima.

2015 Nepal earthquake[edit]

The village was affected by the earthquake on 25 April 2015. It along with Ilampokhari, Gaudu, Kolki and Pyarjung were the most affected villages in Lamjung district.[1]

Mount Himalchuli[edit]

Himalchuli,which lies in the Dudhpokhari village development committee is the second highest mountain in the Mansiri Himal, part of the Nepalese Himalayas. It lies south of Manaslu, one of the Eight-thousanders. Himalchuli has three main peaks: East (7893 m), West (7540 m) and North (7371 m). It is also often written as two words, "Himal Chuli".

Himalchuli is the 18th highest mountain in the world (using a cutoff of 500m prominence, or re-ascent). Himalchuli is also notable for its large vertical relief over local terrain. For example, it rises 7000m over the Marshyangdi River to the southwest in about 27 km (17 mi) horizontal distance

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khan, Hamza (1 May 2015). "Nepal Earthquake: Death toll crosses 5,000, but only 4 die at epicentre". The Indian Express. The Indian Express. Archived from the original on 1 May 2015. Retrieved 1 May 2015.

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