The visitors escaped being buried
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The visitors escaped being buried by the avalanche as it hit some rocks and slowed down
Frightening footage captures the moment an avalanche narrowly misses a group of visitors on Mount Everest as it crashed down and headed right towards them.

The dramatic video shows how part of the trail on the Himalayan peak collapsed, creating a snow slide headed straight towards the group of tourists.

The group were setting up camp when they narrowly escaped being buried by the avalanche in Nepal on June 1.

Footage shows the massive cloud of ice tumbling down the white mountain before it luckily slowed after hitting rocky parts.

No one was hurt in the incident. The group inspected the area for safety after the avalanche.

Tour organiser Pemba Gyaltsen said they were doing a summit rotation to acclimate and had just arrived from Nutspe mountain when the scary avalanche incident unfolded.

He said: "The massive avalanche approached us at Camp 2 upon our arrival from Nutspe during our summit rotation.

"We were relieved it did not reach us and we were all safe."

Mount Everest is the world's highest mountain above sea level located in the Mahalangur Himal sub-range of the Himalayas.

In 2014, 16 Nepali mountaineering guides who were mostly ethnic Sherpas died after being hit by an avalanche in the mountain.

It was regarded as one of the deadliest accidents in the history of the Himalayan peak.

The Mirror reported how in 2019 the peak had been branded a "death race" by those who had seen the horrors of frozen dead bodies and people collapsing as a total of 11 people died that year.