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Tengboche Monastry
Nepal

At 3867m Tengboche Monastry is one of the highest Buddhist monastry in the region. Flanked by the thumb-like Ama Dablam(6812m) and the Lhotse(8616m), the village it towers above is the gateway to the Everest region and beyond. The summit of Mt. Everest is just hidden behind Lhotse here.

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