Nangpa - The traditional trade and pilgrimage route betwen Nepal and Tibet, Chaina.

Nangpa La (el. 5,806 m or 19,050 ft) is a high mountain pass crossing the Himalayas and the Nepal-Tibet Autonomous Region border a few kilometers west of Cho Oyu and some 30 km (20 mi) northwest of Mount Everest. A foot-trail over Nangpa La is the traditional trade and pilgrimage route connecting Tibetans and Sherpas of Khumbu. This was the location of the 2006 Nangpa La shootings.

From this pass, the Mahalangur section of the Himalaya extends east past Cho Oyu, Gyachung Kang, Everest, Ama Dablam and Makalu to the gorge of the Arun River. The Rolwaling Himalayas including Gauri Sankar and Melungtse rise west and southwest of the pass.


  • Encyclopædia Britannica. "Nangpa-La (pass, Asia)". Retrieved 2009-06-30.

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