List of Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain Range

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. It is form by the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years. In this article we, are giving the names of important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain with their location which will be useful for the UPSC-prelims, SSC, State Services, NDA, CDS, and Railways etc.
Created On: Apr 13, 2018 18:01 IST
List of Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain Range
List of Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain Range

A glacier is a persistent body of dense ice that is constantly moving under its own weight. It is form by the accumulation of snow exceeds its ablation (melting and sublimation) over many years. It is the largest reservoir of fresh water on the Earth (75 percent of the world's fresh water). The names of important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountain with their location are given below:

Important Glaciers of the Himalayas Mountains

Name of Glacier

Location

Siachin

Eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas

Fedchenko (It is the longest glacier in the world outside of the polar regions)

Karakoram

Hispar

Karakoram

Biafo

Karakoram

Baltoro

Karakoram

Rongbuk

Kanchenjunga-Everest

Chongo-Lungma

Karakoram

Khurdaplo

Karakoram

LoLofond

Karakoram

Yarkand Rimo

Karakoram

Gangotri

Kumaon-Garhwal

Godwin Austen

Karakoram

Pasu

Karakoram

Zemu

Kanchenjunga-Everest

Chong Kumdan

Karakoram

Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga-Everest

Milam

Kumaon-Garhwal

Chungpur

Pir Panjal

To Lam Bau

Kanchenjunga-Everest

Bhagirath Kharak

Kumaon-Garhwal

Sonapani

Pir Panjal

Bara Shighi

Pir Panjal

Rakhiot

Pir Panjal

Gangri

Pir Panjal

Rambang

Kanchenjunga-Everest

Kafni Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Kalabaland Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Kedar Bamak Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Meola Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Namik Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Panchchuli Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Pindari Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Ralam Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Sona Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Satopanth Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Sunderdhunga Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Dokriani Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Chorabari Glacier

Kumaon-Garhwal

Lonak

North-east Himalayas

Chhota Shigri

Pir Panjal

Trango

Karakoram

Glaciers are unique because they are reservoir of fresh water, have sheer mass and their ability to move (Glaciers flow like very slow rivers). It may move in two ways- Internal flow is when the pressure and gravity on the ice in a glacier cause it to move downhill; Basal sliding is when an entire glacier moves because its base is slightly melted. The river, valley and lakes are formed after melting of glaciers. As per National Snow & Ice Date Centre, it occupies about 10 percent of the world's total area.

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