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Nepalese Glaciers (Videos)

Submitted by Jim Noble 1st October 2009 23:55

Description: Meltdown in Nepal

This programme focuses on the impact of climate change on the glacial ecosystem in the Himalayas and its people. It was filmed entirely in the Solukhumbu district, Nepal's biggest tourist draw with its access to several of the world's highest mountains, including Everest. In the documentary Payal Shakya (Miss Nepal 2004), First Conservation Ambassador, accompanied Sandeep Chamling Rai, climate change officer at WWF-Nepal on a trek to Imja Tsho and Dig Tsho glacier lakes, talking to local along the trail, may of them whose lives have been affected by glaciers melting the Himalayas.

Description: Melting Glaciers and Climate Change

In Khumjung village high up in the Nepal Himalayas, villagers are struggling to find fresh supplies of water now that glaciers have melted. This short video highlights these problems and the dilemmas that these communities face.