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The Hamlet of Phangka
Nepal

A hamlet that is also the place of a tragic avalanche that killed 40 people back in 1995, Phangka sits uncomfortably close to the terminus of the massive Khumbu glacier. Gokyo is about 90min's walk away from here along the lateral moraine of the glacier here.

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Tags: phangka; macchermo; luza; gokyo; khumbu glacier; himalayas; nepal
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