Gangapurna lake in dire need of conservation

14th Jun, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

MANANG, June 14: The Gangapurna Lake based in ward no. 6 of Nesyang Rural Municipality in Manang, the district beyond the Himalayas, is shrinking day by day.

[caption id="attachment_6191" align="alignnone" width="873"] Gangapurna lake, Manang[/caption]

The glacial lake situated on the foothills of the Gangapurna Peak is gradually shrinking as soil and rocks brought down by the glaciers continue to encroach on it.  Glaciers flowing down from near the lake have started exhibiting black rocks as a result of rapid snow melting.  The glacial deposits are gradually posing threat to the very existence of the lake.

Tourists arriving for trekking along the Annapurna Circuit take a  break here to enjoy the scenic view of the lake and the Annapurna II, III and IV  peaks.

Locals have sought the State attention towards the conservation of the lake.