Namik Glacier

Namik Glacier is situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. The glacier is situated on the Kumaon Himalayas at an altitude of 3,600 m (11,800 ft).[1] This glacier is the source of the Ramganga River.[2] The glacier is surrounded by the following peaks: Nanda Devi 7,848 metres (25,748 ft), Nanda Kot 6,861 metres (22,510 ft), and Trishuli 7,120 metres (23,360 ft). The glacier falls on ancient Indo-Tibet trade route. It is 23 km (14 mi) trekking from Liti and situated at the villages of Gogina and Namik.[3] There are a number of waterfalls and sulphur springs originating around this glacier. The glacier can be reached by trekking from gogina on the sama liti Road near. It is 63 kilometres (39 mi) from Bageshwar. Jeeps can be hired from Bageshwar or Kapkot up to Gogina.[3] 'Namik' means a place where saline water springs are present.

Namik Glacier
Map showing the location of Namik Glacier
Map showing the location of Namik Glacier
Namik Glacier
Location in India
TypeMountain glacier
LocationKumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
Coordinates30°13′03″N 80°07′03″E / 30.21750°N 80.11750°ECoordinates: 30°13′03″N 80°07′03″E / 30.21750°N 80.11750°E
Length3 km (1.9 mi)

See also


  1. ^ Agrawal, C. M. (1996). Man, culture, and society in the Kumaun Himalayas : General B.C. Joshi commemoration volume. Almora: Shree Almora Book Depot. p. 121. ISBN 9788185865294.
  2. ^ Raju, N. Janardhana. Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies. Springer. p. 309. ISBN 9783319186634.
  3. ^ a b Kapadia, Harish (2005). Into the untravelled Himalaya : travels, treks and climbs. New Delhi: Indus Publ. Co. ISBN 9788173871818. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
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.


Moradabad (pronunciation ) is a city, commissionary, and a municipal corporation in Moradabad district of Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It was established in AD 1625 by Rustam Khan and is named after prince Murad Baksh, the youngest son of the Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and Empress Mumtaz Mahal.Moradabad is situated on the banks of the Ramganga river, at a distance of 167 km (104 mi) from the national capital, New Delhi and 344 km north-west of the state capital Lucknow. The city is known as Pital Nagri ("Brass City") for its famous brass handicrafts industry. It is also the divisional headquarters of Northern Railway (NR).


Namik or Namık is a masculine Turkish given name. Notable people with the name include:

Mehmed Namık Pasha (1804–1892), Ottoman statesman

Namık Kemal (1840–1888), Ottoman Turkish nationalist, poet, novelist, playwright, journalist, and social reformer

Namık Kemal Yolga (1914–2001), Turkish diplomat and statesman, known as the Turkish Schindler

Namık Kemal Zeybek (1944–), Turkish politician, minister of culture (1989–1991)

Namık Tan (1956–), Turkish diplomat, ambassador of Turkey to the United States (2010–2014)

Pithoragarh district

Pithoragarh district is the easternmost Himalayan district in the state of Uttarakhand, India. It is naturally landscaped with high Himalayan mountains, snow-capped peaks, passes, valleys, alpine meadows, forests, waterfalls, perennial rivers, glaciers, and springs. The flora and fauna of the area have rich ecological diversity. Pithoragarh has many temples and ruined forts from the once flourishing reign of the warrior Chand Kingdom.

The geographical area of the district is 7,110 km2 (2,750 sq mi). At the 2011 census, the total population of the district was 485,993. The total literacy rate was 82.93 percent. Pithoragarh town, which is located in Saur Valley, is its headquarters. The district is within the Kumaon division of Uttarakhand state. The Tibet plateau is situated to the north and Nepal is to the east. The Kali River originates from Kalapaani and flows south, forming the eastern border with Nepal. The Hindu pilgrimage route for Mount Kailash-Lake Manasarovar passes through this district via Lipulekh Pass in the greater Himalayas. The district is administratively divided into six tehsils: Munsiari; Dharchula; Didihat; Berinag; Gangolihat; and Pithoragarh. Naini Saini Airport is the nearest civil airport, but it does not have regular scheduled commercial passenger service. The mineral deposits present in the district are magnesium ore, copper ore, limestone, and slate.

There are 11 tehshil.


Ramganga is a tributary of the river Ganga, originating in Uttarakhand state, India.

Sarju River

The Sarju River (Kumaoni: सरज्यू, Hindi: सरयू), also known as Saryu, is a major river draining Central Kumaon region in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. Originating from Sarmul,Sarju flows through the cities of Kapkot,Bageshwar and Seraghat before joining Mahakali at Pancheshwar. The Sarju is the largest tributary of the Sharda River. The river forms the South-eastern border between the districts of Pithoragarh and Almora. Temperate and sub-Tropical forests cover the entire Catchment area of the River.

Dams/ Barrages
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Hydrography of surrounding areas


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