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May 8, 2012

South Lhonak Glacier, Retreat Sikkim

Comparison of South Lhonak, Middle Lhonak and North Lhonak Glacier in Landsat images from 1990 and 2015. Red arrow indicates 1991 terminus and yellow arrow 2015 terminus location. in The South Lhonak Glacier drains east from Lhonak Peak into Sikkim from the Nepal-Sikkim border. The glacier begins at the border at 6500 meter and ends in a lake at 5200 meters. In 1933 the Mount Everest Expedition led by Eric …