Important glaciers of Himalayan mountain

Posted: July 22, 2010 in Uncategorized

The karakoram range

Sl.no Glacier name Length (km) Location
1 Siachen 75 Nubra
2 Fedchenko 74 South-west pamir
3 Hispar 62 Tributary of hunza river
4 Biafo 59 Braldoh valley
5 Batura 58 Hunza
6 Baltoro 58 Braldoh valley
7 Chogo lungma 50 Rakaposhi range
8 Khurdopla 47 Shingshal valley
9 Lolofond 40 West of siachen
10 Yarkand rimo 40 Shyok valley
11 Mahil yaz 32 Shingshal valley
12 Yazhit 31 Shingshal valley
13 Godwin austen 30 K2
14 Chong kumdon 21 Shyok
15 Gasherbrum 16 Gasherbrum

The Pir Pangal range

Sl.no Glacier name Length (km) Location
16 Sonapani 15 Chandra valley of lahul & spiti
17 Bara shigri 10 – 20 Chandra valley
18 Rakhiot 15 Nanga parbat
19 Gangri 13 Nun kun massif
20 chunphar 13 Nanga parbat

The Kumaon – Garhwal  range

Sl.no Glacier name Length (km) Location
21 Gangotri 30 Source of ganga
22 Milam 20 Gori ganga
23 Bhagirath kharak 18 Near badrinath
24 Mana 18 Mana valley north of the gangotri
25 Satopanch 16 Near badrinath

The central Nepal region

Sl.no Glacier name Length (km) Location
26 Yepokangara 13.5 Gosainthan
27 Lidanda 11 Manasulu
28 Chhuling 11 Manasulu
29 Mayondi 11 Dhaulagiri himal

The Kanchenjunga – Everest region

Sl.no Glacier name Length (km) Location
30 Rongbuk 52 Northern (Tibetan) side of the mount everest
31 Zemu 25 Zemu valley (from headwaters of the tista river)
32 Kanchenjunga 21 North of kanchenjunga, covers head of kanchen river
33 Khumbu 20 South of Mt. everest
34 Kangshung 19 East of Mt. everest
35 Tolam bau 19 South-west of Mt. everest
36 Barun 15 North-east of baruntse peak
37 Rambang 10 Kanchenjunga
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