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Nepal the Kingdom of Attractive Himalayan Glaciers


Glaciers in the kingdom of Himalaya offer experiences of unmolested nature located at the untouched sites of human footprint. The kingdom of Himalayan region abounds number of pristine, and solitude glaciers.

Nepal possesses 3,252 glaciers and 2,323 lakes above 3,500 m above sea level. The Koshi River basin comprises 779 glaciers, the Gandaki River basin consists of 1,025 glaciers, the Karnali River basin consists of 1,361 glaciers, and the Mahakali River comprises 87 glaciers. Further, several glaciers in the Hidden Valley of Dhauligiri, Langtang, Khumbu and Kanchenjunga have been explored.

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In fact, Nepal’s largest glacier lies in the Mahalangur and the Kumbhakarna ranges. Khumbu is the biggest glacier and Langtang the longest. Kanchenjunga, Yalung, Nupchu and Lamtang are some other glaciers belonging to the eastern Himalayas. Tukche and Hidden valley glaciers belong to the central Himalayas.

Ambulapcha Glacier is a Himalayan glacier located in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It adjoins Imja Glacier to its south and with Lhotse Shar Glacier it forms the Ambulapcha Tsho glacial lake.

Imja Glacier is also located in the Himalayan region of Solukhumbu district of Nepal. It has origin on the western face of Kali Himal (7,057) and goes round the southern slopes of Imja Tse (Island Peak at south-east of Mt. Everest). Imja Glacier forms the eastern extent of Imja Tsho, which in turn drains through the Dingboche valley, Imja Khola, Dudh Koshi and finally Indian Ocean.

Khumbu Glacier is located in the Khumbu region of Nepal between Mt. Everest and the Lhotse–Nuptse ridge.  It is a large debris-covered glacier in the Khumbu region. With height of 4,900 m to 7,600 m, it is the highest glacier in the world. The Khumbu Glacier is followed for the final part of the trail to the Everest Base Camp. The glacier has a large icefall, the Khumbu Icefall.

Nangpai Gosum Glacier is a glacier located 25 km west northwest of Mt. Everest. The ice-core drilling site is situated at 5,700 m above mean sea level.

Lhotse Shar is also part of Himalayan glacier lies in the Solukhumbu district of Nepal. This glacier adjoins Imja Glacier to the northeast and with Anbulapcha Glacier it forms the other huge glaciers in the region.

Ngozumpa glacier lies below the sixth highest mountain of the world and maintains distinct existence in the world being the longest glacier in the Himalayas. It has slow movement because it carries heavy amount of body of ice. Ngozumpa Glacier deliberately forms the Ngozumpa Spillway Lake and threatens to the Sherpa villages.

Yala Glacier is the most studied glacier in the Langtang region in terms of glacier fluctuations.

Rika Samba Glacier at Dhaulagiri region is the most studied glacier in the Hidden Valley of Kali Gandaki basin.

In short, most of the world famous Himalayan glaciers are attractively making their excursion around the higher altitude of Himalayan resigns of Nepal appearing to be strangely undisturbed and untouched.

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