Due to the possibility of melting glaciers in the region, the Nepalese government is considering moving Mount Everest’s existing base camp to another location. Global warming and unattended human activities, it appears, are complicating matters.
According to a top authority, the current location is becoming increasingly dangerous. The present base camp is atop the Khumbu glacier, at a height of 5364 meters. During the climbing season, about 1500 people congregate here. And today, as a result of climate change, the glacier is rapidly thinning.
The Nepal Tourism Department had an informal discussion where authorities suggested moving Mt. Everest’s base camp. Though nothing has been agreed upon, nor has the new base been named.