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Chorten on the Way to Khunde
Nepal

This is the chorten above the little airstrip of Syangboche on the way to the village of Khunde.

The sacred mountain of Khumbila (5761m) is to the left of the chorten while Thamserku (6623m) is to the right.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 15/03/2010
Chargée: 06/12/2011
Mis à jour: 11/06/2014
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Tags: khunde; syangboche; namche bazaar; khumbila; everest; himalayas; nepal
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