Pangboče is a village in eastern Nepal. It is located high in the Himalayas at an altitude of 3,985 m at the foot of Mount Taboče,
In the village there is the oldest Buddhist monastery – a gompa in the Khumbu region. It probably dates from the second half of the 17th century and was supposed to be founded by the legendary lama Sangwa Dorje, from whose planted hair the juniper forest around the monastery was supposed to grow. The monastery also houses the alleged remains of the mythical yeti. But the test proved that it is a forgery from the hide of the Himalayan serau.
Access : Coordinates: 27.85, 86.8 / Pangboche or Panboche is a village in Khumjung VDC of Solukhumbu District in Province No. 1 of Nepal.
- Sir Edmund Hillary passed through the village on his way to Mount Everest and returned in 1963 to have a school built here with money collected abroad.
- In 2006, the International Astronomical Union named one of the craters on the slope of the Olympus Mons volcano on the surface of Mars after Pangboč.
- The Pangboche school was built by Sir Edmund Hillary’s Himalayan Trust in 1963.
- There are two trails heading southwest, one leads to Portse on the way to Gokyo. The other is Tengboche.
Go next : Periche is in Khumbu in Sagarmatha National Park at an altitude of about 4,371 m / Tengboche is a village in Khumbu Pasanglhamu rural municipality / North of the village is the Dughla lake and pass.