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Pangboche with Ama Dablam mountain behind
Pangboche with Ama Dablam mountain behind
Pangboche is located in Nepal
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
ProvinceProvince No. 1
ZoneSagarmatha Zone
DistrictSolukhumbu District
3,985 m (13,074 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (NST)

Pangboche or Panboche is a village in Khumjung VDC of Solukhumbu District in Province No. 1 of Nepal at an altitude of 13,074 feet (3,985 m).[1] It is located high in the Himalaya in the Imja Khole valley, about 3 kilometres northeast of Tengboche and is a base camp for climbing nearby Ama Dablam 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 summiting Everest five times in the Sherpa climbing history and in the world history of mountaineering in 1989.[3] The Pangboche school was built by Sir Edmund Hillary's Himalayan Trust in 1963. 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.

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