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June 16, 2014

Nobuk Glacier Retreat, Tamor Basin, Nepal

At the headwaters of the Tamor Basin in eastern Nepal is an unnamed glacier that terminates in an expanding glacial lake. The glacier is referred to as “Nobuk” Glacier here in reference to the nearby named peak on the map. The glacier is upstream of a Chheche Pokhari a lake formed by a glacier outburst flood in 1980. Two arms of the glacier both avalanche fed from the steep border …