List of glaciers of India

Himalayan region of India is home of some of the most notable glaciers in the world. This is a list of the notable glaciers in India. Most glaciers lie in the states of Sikkim, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Few glaciers are also found in Arunachal Pradesh.

Parkachik Glacier, Nun Kun Massif

Parkachik Glacier, Nun Kun Massif

List of Indian glaciers

Arunachal Pradesh

In Arunachal Pradesh, glaciers are found in Greater Himalaya ranges which run along the Tibetan border. All peaks here rise above 4500 meters and are snow covered throughout the year. Important glaciers:

  • Bichom Glacier
  • Kangto Glacier

Jammu and Kashmir

Parkachik Glacier 2
Nun Kun Massif
Parkachik Glacier 3

Himachal Pradesh

  • Bara Shigri Glacier
  • BCB Glacier (bcb land)
  • Beas Kund glacier
  • Bhadal Glacier
  • Bhaga Glacier
  • Chandra Glacier
  • Chandra Nahan Glacier
  • Chhota Shigri
  • Dhaka Glacier
  • North Dakka Glacier
  • Gora Glacier
  • The Lady of Keylong
  • Miyar Glacier
  • Mukkila Glacier
  • Parbati and Dudhon
  • Perad Glacier
  • Sonapani



Gomukh the source of Ganga
Goumukh, terminus of the Gangotri glacier. The Bhagirathi peaks rise in the background.

See also

Chhota Shigri

The Chhota Shigri Glacier lies on the northern slope of the main ridge of the Pir Panjal Range of the inner Himalayas, east of the Rohtang Pass (H.P.). The high, steep ridges and mountain terrain provide an ideal condition for the development of this glacier. The Chhota Shigri Glacier is located at 32°15′N 77°31′E, covering about 16 square kilometres (6.2 sq mi) area. The total drainage area of Chhota Shigri Glacier stream is approximately 35 square kilometres (14 sq mi). There is very high gradient from accumulation zone to ablation area and snout. The glacier meltwater drains out in a single confined stream and meets the Chandra River. Lateral moraines are present all along the body of the glacier up to the accumulation zone. This glacier is one of the best recorded in terms of mass budget studies among the other glaciers in the entire Himalayan region. Since 2002, Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi is monitoring the glaciers for its mass balance and different hydrological aspects on an annual basis.

List of glaciers

A glacier (US: GLAY-shər) or (UK: ) is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight; it forms where the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years, often centuries. Glaciers slowly deform and flow due to stresses induced by their weight, creating crevasses, seracs, and other distinguishing features. Because glacial mass is affected by long-term climate changes, e.g., precipitation, mean temperature, and cloud cover, glacial mass changes are considered among the most sensitive indicators of climate change. There are about 198000 to 200000 glaciers in the world.

List of glaciers in Asia

This is a list of glaciers in Asia.



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