Ringmo

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Ringmo

रिङमो
Ringmo is located in Nepal
Ringmo
Ringmo
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 29°10′24″N 82°56′12″E / 29.17333°N 82.93667°E / 29.17333; 82.93667Coordinates: 29°10′24″N 82°56′12″E / 29.17333°N 82.93667°E / 29.17333; 82.93667
Country   Nepal
ZoneKarnali Zone
DistrictDolpa District
Elevation
3,660 m (12,010 ft)
Population
 • Total200
 • Religions
Bön
Time zoneUTC+ 5:45

Ringmo is a traditional village in Dolpo in the Dolpa District of Nepal, with a seasonal population of about 200.[1] The people are mostly of Tibetan ethnicity, are of the Bönpo faith, and engage in trade, yak herding and tourism.[2] It sits on the landslide dam that formed Phoksundo Lake at about 3660 m (12,000 ft) above sea level. A Bön temple also named Ringmo can be found just outside the town, and the river that drains from Phoksundo plunges over an impressive 167 m (548 ft) waterfall about half a kilometer south of the village.[3]

Ringmo is the seat of the Phoksundo village development committee.

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Geographic Channel. Impossible Journeys: The Traders. Aired July 27, 2008.
  2. ^ The Remote Reaches of Nepal 1993. New York Times
  3. ^ Michael Cates Nepal Safeguards Four Sacred Himalayan Lakes Environment News Service