Glaciers in the Himalayas make a significant contribution to water resources for millions of people in South Asia.
The Nepal government is contemplating shifting the base camp of Mount Everest as global warming and human activity are making the current location unsafe, a senior official said here on Friday.
The current base camp, situated at an altitude of 5,364-metre on the Khumbu glacier where over 1,500 people gather every climbing season, is becoming unsafe due to the rapidly thinning glacier owing to the impact of global warming, Nepal's tourism department director Surya Prasad Upadhyaya said.
During an informal meeting of the department, officials have discussed shifting the base camp of Mt Everest -- the world's highest peak -- from the present location, he said.
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First Published: Jun 18 2022 | 02:22 AM IST