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5 Most Popular Glaciers of Nepal

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  • Jul,22,2022
  • Naveen Poudyal
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Nepal is a pure treat for tourists who want to take in the beauty of surreal views because it is the gateway to the Himalayas, a paradise of adventures, nature, and the home of rich fauna. There is nothing a traveller in this land of gorgeous mountains cannot find in Nepal, from national parks to glaciers, from temples to villages, from mountains to valleys, and from treks to adventure sports.

A big mass of ice flows slowly over land, especially down the slope of a mountain, frequently carrying rocks and reshaping the landscape. While mountains are the main attraction of Nepal, glaciers are also a major draw for tourists from around the world. Since the city is the location of Everest base camp, it is associated with snow-capped mountains, which encourages tourists to see Nepal's breathtaking glaciers.


Khumbu Glacier:

Between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge, in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal, is the Khumbu Glacier. It is the highest glacier in the world, rising from a terminal elevation of 4,900 meters (16,100 feet) to a source elevation of 7,600 meters (24,900 feet). [1] The final section of the trail to one of the Everest Base Camps follows the Khumbu Glacier. The glacier's beginning lies in the Western Cwm, close to Everest. [2] At the western end of the lower Western Cwm, the glacier includes a significant icefall called the Khumbu Icefall. The first significant challenge—and one of the riskier ones—on the traditional south col route to the summit of Everest is this icefall. Additionally, it is Nepal's biggest glacier.


Imja Glacier

One of the glaciers in Nepal's Khumbu region is the Imja Glacier. It is situated southeast of Mount Everest. Before passing by the southern slope of Island Peak and coming to an end at Imja Tsho glacial lake, the glacier drains the east slopes of Lhotse, the south slope of Penghatse, and the west slopes of Baruntse. Every year, these glacier retreats and environmentalists have been talking a lot about it. Through the Dingboche valley, the Imja glacier empties into the Imja Khola, Dudh Koshi, Ganga River, and ultimately the Indian Ocean.

The Imja glacier lake is the Himalayan lake in Nepal that is expanding the fastest, and it is also thought to pose a threat to the Sherpa population in the valley below.


Ngozumpa glacier:

Ngozumpa glacier is located in Nepal's Khumbu area. It is a 36km long glacier located at a height of more than 4700m close to Gokyo Lake and is the longest glacier in Nepal. The Cho Oyu, the sixth-highest peak in the world, has been emptying.

The glacier has been retreating, thinning, and displaying signs of shrinkage recently, causing water to melt. At the glacier's terminus, a sizable moraine-dammed lake forms as some of the water is seen to pool on the surface. Spillway Lake is the name of this lake. It is estimated that this lake is 6 km long, 1 km wide, and 100 m deep, and it is continually growing every year. The Ngozumpa Glacier poses a serious threat to annihilating the Sherpa communities that are located down the valley in the near future.


Nangpai Gosum Glacier:

The Nangpai Gosum Glacier, which is 25 kilometres to the west and northwest of Mount Everest in the Himalayas, The Nangpai Gosum Glacier is situated at 5,700 m above mean sea level & creates a stunning ice sheet on the snow-covered hilly terrain. The glacier, which originates from the Nangpai Gosum Mountain, is located not far from the Nepal-China border. Expeditions to the three peaks of the Nangpai Gosum massif have just been opened and are now being conducted.


Langtang Glacier:

A brief glacier in Nepal's Langtang region of the Himalayas is known as the Langtang Glacier. It is Nepal's longest glacier river. The Langtang Glacier, which originates from the Langtang Lirung peak, is well known among trekkers and other tourists for being the longest of all the glaciers in Nepal. Although the Langtang Valley is known as "the valley of glaciers," the presence of debris that soars 7,000 meters above the valley floor makes it one of the trekkers' most sought-after refuges.




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