Glaciers, Uttarakhand

Famous Glaciers in Uttarakhand

Uttarakhand cradled in the lap of Himalayas has a vivid topography. From the arduous terrains, the lush green meadows to the gigantic glaciers every little drop of nature is a sight to behold.  The mighty glaciers of Uttarakhand serve as a vital source of providing fresh water to the state. These pristine glaciers are also the source of some of the important river bodies of India. 

Glaciers are the largest source of freshwater in the world. Although majority of the glaciers are found in polar caps, the Great Himalayas have its fair share of glaciers including Uttarakhand Himalaya region. The majestic glacial landscape not only leaves one spellbound but also makes inches you closer to the enormous Himalayan peaks.

The snow-clad glaciers of “Dev Bhoomi” not only feed the perennial rivers, but they are a popular tourist attraction.  The adventure enthusiasts hike on the summits of the glaciers of Uttarakhand which offer a surreal view of the enchanting land. While some of these glaciers are considered as holy and some are admired for this magnificence.

Following is the list of important glaciers in Uttarakhand

Glaciers in Kumaon Region

  1. Kaphini Glacier
  2. Maiktoli Glacier
  3. Milam Glacier
  4. Namik Glacier
  5. Pindari Glacier
  6. Ralam Glacier
  7. Sunderdhunga Glacier

Glaciers in Garhwal Region

  1. Bander Punch Glacier
  2. Chorbari Bamak Glacier
  3. Dokriani Glacier
  4. Doonagiri Glacier
  5. Gangotri Glacier
  6. Khatling Glacier
  7. Nanda Devi group of Glacier
  8. Satopnath and Bhagirathi-Khark Glacier
  9. Tipra Bamak Glacier

Browse through the List of Glaciers in Uttarakhand

Alkapuri Glacier

Alkapuri Glacier
Viewed 231 times

Bagini Glacier

Bagini Glacier
Viewed 1,203 times

Bhyundar Khal

Bhyundar Khal
Viewed 64 times

Chorabari Glacier

Chorabari Glacier
Viewed 2 times

Dokriani Glacier

Dokriani Glacier
Viewed 2 times

Gangotri Glacier

Gangotri Glacier
Viewed 3,902 times

Gaumukh Trek

Gaumukh Trek
Viewed 6,945 times

Jaundhar Glacier

Jaundhar Glacier
Viewed 62 times

Kafni Glacier

Kafni Glacier
Viewed 52 times

Khatling Glacier Trek

Khatling Glacier Trek
Viewed 59 times

Maiktoli Glacier

Maiktoli Glacier
Viewed 2 times

Milam Glacier

Milam Glacier
Viewed 9,108 times

Namik Glacier Trek

Namik Glacier Trek
Viewed 16 times

Pindari Glacier

Pindari Glacier
Viewed 37,485 times

Ralam Dhurra Pass

Ralam Dhurra Pass
Viewed 68 times

Satopanth Trek

Satopanth Trek
Viewed 834 times

Sunderdhunga Glacier

Sunderdhunga Glacier
Viewed 5,968 times

Tiprabamak Glacier

Tiprabamak Glacier
Viewed 2 times

Some of the mesmerizing glaciers in Indian Himalayas are located in Uttarakhand which makes up for some of the most enthralling treks into the inner regions of Himalayas. Pindari glacier trek is one of the favorite treks for experienced adventurers. Some of the other Himalayan glaciers in Uttarakhand are Bagini, Gaumukh, Khatling, Doonagiri and Milam.

Trekking in Uttarakhand is one the most popular activity for Uttarakhand tourism. Glacier Himalayan treks are quite sought after by the experienced trekkers, for, not only it is challenging but equally rewarding. The spellbinding view of the Himalayan peaks from this close range is a once in a lifetime opportunity for many. Himalaya trekking has its own charm.