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The Long Descent to Dragnag
Nepal

Often referred to as the second Chola Pass, a subsidiary ridge about a hundred metre or so in elevation soon after the knee-wearing descent from the actual pass takes most trekkers by surprise. Taken after this so-called last hurdle, a long descent begins to the hamlet of Dragnag.

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Taken: 10/03/2010
Uploaded: 05/12/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: chola pass; dragnag; gokyo; dzonghla; himalayas; everest; khumbu; nepal
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