Travel - Robert Downie
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Tengboche Monastery

The amazing site of the Tengboche Monastery nestled in the mountains at 3,867 metres (12,687 ft) presents itself like a timewarp from a different age. The Tengboche Monastery (Thyangboche Monastery) also known as Dawa Choling Gompa, sits in the area of Khumjung which is part of in the Khumbu region of eastern Nepal. The monastery is a Tibetan Buddhist monastery of the Nepalese Sherpa community and the ancient scriptures of Tibet refer to this valley along with Rowlang and Khanbalung valleys as sacred places. Tenzing Norgay, who was a local inhabitant of Tengboche village, was the first to reach the summit of Mount Everest with Sir Edmund Hillary on the British 1953 expedition. You can see the trial from Phortse running across the mountains on the other side of the valley. Shot on Fuji Velvia slide film.

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