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.