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 fresh water in the world. Although the majority of the glaciers are found in polar caps, the Great Himalayas have its fair share of glaciers including the 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. Kafini 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

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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 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.