Khumbu Glacier, Sagarmatha National Park

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The Khumbu Glacier is located in the Khumbu region of northeastern Nepal between Mount Everest and the Lhotse-Nuptse ridge. With elevations of 4,900 m (16,100 ft) at its terminus to 7,600 m (24,900 ft) at its source, it is the world's highest glacier. The Khumbu Glacier is followed for the final part of the trail to one of the Everest Base Camps. The start of the glacier is in the Western Cwm near Everest. The glacier has a large icefall, the Khumbu Icefall, at the west end of the lower Western Cwm. This icefall is the first major obstacle—and among the more dangerous—on the standard south col route to the Everest summit. It is also the largest glacier of Nepal.

The end of Khumbu Glacier is located at 27°55′55″N 86°48′18″E.
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  • We fist saw the glacier a short walk from Daboche, it was covered in rocks and rubble, could just see a bit of ice here and there plus some melt water pools. Later when we reached EBC we had been...  more »
  • The glacier is just constantly moving and is like walking on the moon. Everything is grey! It looks dormant but the noise of shifting shale and moving ice will let you know that under all that stone.....  more »
  • Incredibly beautiful. Well worth the hike.
  • It's the base camp for Himalayan rallies. Great views of the mountains covered with snow. Magnificent glacier and can be viewed from here, captivating scenic beauty of all the places. The base camp allows camping with permission. With absolutely chilled weather conditions camping here is difficult.
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