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The Twin Villages of Kunde & Khumjung, Himalayas
Nepal

On an outcrop of dark boulders straddling between the village of Khumjung (right) and kunde (left), the sacred mount of Khumbila (5761m) stands like a giant enbracing the two villages. Ama Dablam (6812m) is unmistakable with its thumb-like peak.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
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Taken: 23/12/2008
Uploaded: 24/10/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: khumjung; kunde; namche bazzar; ama dablam; himalayas; kuumbu; nepal
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