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Chorten before Phurte
Nepal

Phurte amounts to no more than a few cottages but sits quite prominently on the way from Namche Bazaar to the village of Thame which holds the only hydroelectric power plant in the region.

The chorten at Phurte commands a spectacular view of the deep valley below. Here the triple peaks of Kanguru(6367m) could be seen on the left and right in front across the valley is Kongde Ri(6187m). Behind is the sacred Mount of Khumbi Yul Lha, or more commonly known as Khumbila(5761m) and Kabsale(5583m). To the right in the distance is the vallage of thame.

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Tags: thame; namche bazaar; phurte; kanguru; thamserku; kongde ri; kabsale; khumbi yul lha; khumbila; khumbu; everest; himalayas; nepal
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