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Khumbu

Range TypeMiscellaneous physical or political Feature
Highest PointMount Everest (8848 m/29,029 ft)
CountriesChina (110%), Nepal (90%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
States/ProvincesTibet
Area30,443 sq km / 11,754 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent259 km / 161 mi North-South
193 km / 120 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long28° 2' N; 86° 41' E
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Map of Khumbu
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Khumbu.
Central Nepal HimalayaLevel 3 (Parent)
         Annapurna HimalLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Ghurka HimalLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Ganesh HimalLevel 4 (Sibling)
         Xishapangma AreaLevel 4 (Sibling)
         KhumbuLevel 4
         Kathmandu-TeraiLevel 4 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Khumbu

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange5
1.Mount Everest884829,029 
2.Lhotse851627,940 
3.Makalu848527,838 
4.Cho Oyu818826,864 
5.Gyachung Kang795226,089 
6.Ngojumba Kang791625,971 
7.Nuptse786425,801 
8.Chomo Lonzo779025,558 
9.Ngojumba Kang II774325,404 
10.Ngojumba Kang III768125,200 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Khumbu

Mount Everest

Snow clouds formed by intense wind are common sights on the massive rocky pyramid of Mount Everest.
Lhotse
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Mt.Everest on the left and Lhotse on the right in this view from the route to Everest basecamp. November, 1972 Photo by Richard Carey.
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Makalu
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NW Face of Makalu from Baruntse basecamp (1999-10). Photo by Robert Garneau.
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Cho Oyu
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The south face of Cho Oyu, 6th highest peak on earth, photographed at 4900 meters on Gokyo Ri (2013-03-19). Photo by Adam Walker.
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Pumori
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Pumori from Kala Pattar North (1986-02-15). Photo by John Stolk.
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Ama Dablam
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View of Ama Dablam from the area of the Thyangboche Monastery. Taken on a trekking trip to Mt. Everest Basecamp (1972-04-20). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Taboche
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The east and north faces of Taboche (6367 meters) seen from Thukla (4611 meters), March 11, 2013. Photo by Adam Walker.
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Cholatse
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The east face of Cholatse (6440 meters) seen from Dughla (4600 meters), March 11, 2013. Photo by Adam Walker.
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Island Peak
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Fixed line along summit ridge of Island Peak. Ama Dablam in the back left (2014-10-31). Photo by Andrew Knell.
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Phari Lapcha
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The southeast face and ridge of Pharilapcha, photographed at 4290 meters, March 17, 2013. Photo by Adam Walker.
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