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The debris-covered Changri Glaciers on the way to Gorak Shep
Nepal

What looks like a plateau covered with tundra vegetation with large boulders here and there is actually the very surface of the glaciers Changri West and Changri Nup west of Pumori (7165m) as they flow down to merge with the mighty Khumbu glacier from the Everest system on the east.

Copyright: Arroz Marisco
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 14000x7000
Taken: 12/12/2008
Uploaded: 26/10/2011
Updated: 11/06/2014
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Tags: changri nup glacier; changri shar glacier; khumbu glacier; changri; pumori; himalayas; everest; nepal
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