Photo Friday: Walk the Widest Glacier in the Himalayas

The Ngozumpa glacier in Nepal is the longest glacier in the Himalayas at 36 km. Large parts of the glacier are covered in rock from mountains, and with a pair of hiking boots, you can walk across the entire glacier. A warmer climate is causing the glacier to melt, creating the large Ngozumpa Spillway lake. Other lakes formed by the meltwater are the Gokyo Lakes, the world’s highest freshwater lake system made up of six main lakes. A hike across the Ngozumpa glacier provides views of the glacier, surrounding lakes and the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyo (at 8,188 m above sea level).

This Photo Friday, enjoy images from a Ngozumba Glacier walk.

Looking south across the Ngozumba Glacier (Source: Mark Horrell/Flickr).


Gokyo village, Ngozumba Glacier (Source: Mark Horrell/Flickr).


Cho Oyu (8201m), Gyachung Kang (7922m) and the Ngozumba Glacier moraine (Source: Mark Horrell/Flickr).


Looking down on the Ngozumba Glacier, Gokyo Ri (Source: Mark Horrell/Flickr).


Gokyo village and Dudh Pokhari from the crest of the Ngozumba Glacier moraine (Source: Mark Horrell/Flickr).


The core of Ngozumpa glacier, and emerging Spillway lake (Source: VascoPlanet Photography, Wikipedia commons)

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