Monday, 24 October 2016

19 Glaciers in Pakistan That are Just Breathtaking

Pakistan is home to one of the most beautiful lakes one wishes to see. Deserts, mountains, oceans, Pakistan has got almost all of the natural wonders. If you a thrill seeker, you must like to see glaciers. Just in case you really do like visiting glaciers, here is a wonderful list of glaciers you can see in Pakistan.

Glaciers are a large persistent body of ice which hold most of the Earth’s fresh water resources. With global warming on the the rise, the life of these glaciers is not indefinite. Make time to see them before they vanish completely.

1- Baltoro Glacier

The glacier at 63km in length is one of the largest land glaciers on Earth. It can be accessed through Gilgit-Baltistan region. The glacier gives rise to the Shigar River.

2- Passu Glacier

Located in the South of Passu, the Passu Peak is nearby as well. The glacier links up with a number of other glaciers in the region and is one of the most remarkable sights in Pakistan.

3- Panmah Glacier

Located in the Central Karakoram National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, the Panmah Glacier needs to be seen to be believed. The mud you see is actually a debris laden glacier.

4- Batura Glacier

At 53 km in length, the Batura Glacier is up there with the biggest in the world. It lies in the Batura Valley in the Gojal region of Gilgit Baltistan.

5- Godwin-Austen Glacier

It lies close to the K2. The Godwin-Austen glacier joins up with the Baltoro and at this confluence lies the infamous Concordia. A visit to the glacier can be arranged from Skardu.

6- Panmah Glacier

Located in the Central Karakoram National Park, Gilgit-Baltistan, the Panmah Glacier needs to be seen to be believed. The mud you see is actually a debris laden glacier.

7- Biarchedi Glacier

This truly magnificent glacier joins up with the Baltoro Glacier in the North. It lies just a little north east of the Birachedi Peak.

8- Biafo Glacier

The Biago Glacier is 67kms long and the third biggest land glacier in the entire world. Mango, Baintha and Namla are campsites set up near the glacier and can be accessed through the Askole Village of Gilgit-Baltistan.

9- Bilafond Glacier

Located in the Siachin region, this glacier is claimed by both Pakistan and India. It is the source of the Saltoro River, a tributary of Shyok River.

10- Gondogoro Glacier

The Gondogoro is the alternate route to reaching Concordia. It lies in Gilgit-Baltistan and the journey through it is breathtaking.

11- Vigne Glacier

The Vigne glacier also lies in Gilgit, quite near the popular Baltoro and Gondogoro glaciers. To reach the Gondogoro Pass, you must traverse over the Vigne glacier.

12- Abruzzi Glacier

It lies to the North of the Baltoro in Gilgit-Baltistan. It is reachable through Concordia and offers the best views of K2 in all of Pakistan.

13- Hispar Glacier

It is 49 kms long and along with the Biofo forms what is the longest glacial system of the world. The Hispar River rises from this glacier. Hiking on the Hispar is extremely tough and involves a lot of boulder hopping and stream crossing.

14- Miar Glacier

Located in Nagar, Gilgit, the glacier forms in the north of Miar Peak. A trek along the glacier provides some of the finest views known to mankind.

15- Hussaini Glacier

The Husseini Glacier is just on top of the Husseini village. The river flowing at the bottom of the picture just south of the village is the Hunza River.

16- Shani Glacier

The glacier lies in the Naltar Valley just north of Shani Peak. The rubble you see in this picture is not rubble. It is ice covered by mud.

17- Sarpo Laggo

The glacier flows from Pakistan to China just north of the Baltoro Muztagh Range. It can be reached from the Baltoro Glacier by hiking but the journey is arduous.

18- Rupal Glacier

It is the source of the Rupal River and lies in the Great Himalayas. It is South of the Nanga Parbat and North of Laila Peak.

19) K2 Glacier

While going towards K2, you experience this stunning glacier. This image by David Kaszlikowski has won several international awards as well as has sent a message across the world that Pakistan is a wonderful place for tourists.

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