Dughla is a small hamlet in Solukhumbu District in the Himalayas of Nepal, to the south of Khumbu Glacier. The settlement, consisting of several huts, is located at an elevation of 4,620 metres (15,160 ft),[1] making it one of the highest settlements in the world, but likely not permanently inhabited all year around as it is essentially a collection of huts catering to hikers. Gokyo to the northwest is a little higher in elevation than Dughla. The village lies in an elevated position above and to the northeast of the lake, obscured from views of the lake by a rocky precipice. The village is best viewed on Google Earth at 27°55′27″N 86°48′18″E / 27.92417°N 86.80500°E / 27.92417; 86.80500. There also exists a glacial lake and mountain pass with a similar name nearby.

Dughla is located in Nepal
Location in Nepal
Coordinates: 27°55′25″N 86°47′14″E / 27.92361°N 86.78722°E / 27.92361; 86.78722Coordinates: 27°55′25″N 86°47′14″E / 27.92361°N 86.78722°E / 27.92361; 86.78722
ZoneSagarmatha Zone
DistrictSolukhumbu District
4,620 m (15,160 ft)
Time zoneUTC+5:45 (Nepal Time)


  1. ^ Bezruchka, Stephen (1985). A guide to trekking in Nepal. Mountaineers. p. 218. ISBN 978-0-89886-094-8. Retrieved 13 May 2012.

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