Khumbutse

Khumbutse (Chinese: 坤布崎峰; pinyin: Kūnbùzī Fēng) is the first mountain west (6 km) of Mount Everest. It lies at the border between Nepal and China.

Khumbutse
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Khumbutse
Highest point
Elevation6,636 m (21,772 ft) [1]
Prominence460 m (1,510 ft) [2]
Coordinates28°01′13″N 86°52′23″E / 28.02028°N 86.87306°E / 28.02028; 86.87306Coordinates: 28°01′13″N 86°52′23″E / 28.02028°N 86.87306°E / 28.02028; 86.87306
Geography
Khumbutse is located in Nepal
Khumbutse
Khumbutse
Nepal
LocationSolukhumbu District, Sagarmatha Zone, Nepal
Tingri County, Shigatse Prefecture, Tibet Autonomous Region, China
Parent rangeMahalangur Himal, Himalayas
Climbing
First ascent1979 by Franček Knez
Easiest routeglacier/snow/ice

OverviewEdit

Khumbutse's name indicates its location at the head of the Khumbu valley, down which the Khumbu Glacier flows. It is one of the prominent mountains above the southern Everest Base Camp, and is seen in many views from the nearby trekking routes, including at Gorak Shep.

 
Aerial image showing the location of Khumbutse (lower right). Note that the image is oriented with south-east to the top

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Khumbutse". Peakware.com. Archived from the original on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2013-05-05.
  2. ^ "Khumbutse, China/Nepal". Peakbagger.com. Retrieved 2013-05-05.

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