Chorabari Glacier

7 kms
3800 mts
Sonprayag
Rudraprayag
Garhwal

The enormous Chorabari Glacier also known as Chorabari Bamak Glacier is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. This glacier is close to Kedarnath shrine, which is a sacred place for Hindu pilgrims. One of the two snouts of this glacier serves as a prominent source for the Mandakini River, which is a tributary of Alaknanda River. The other snout at 3,835 metres about 12,582 feet above sea level drains into Chorabari Tal.

The Chorabari lies between latitudes 30°44’50″N and 30°45’30″N, and longitudes 79°1’16″E and 79°5’20″E, from an altitude of approximately 6,000 metres (20,000 ft) at the slopes of Kedarnath peak to 3,800 metres (12,500 ft). The glacier has a length of 7 km, the basin area of the glacier is 38 square km and the ice cover of the glacier is about 5.9 square km. The glacier slope is 11 degrees to the south.

How to Reach

Chorabari Glacier is easily accessible because it is situated near to Kedarnath temple which is a very famous shrine of Hindus. Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun is the nearest airport and Rishikesh is the nearest railway station from where you can take bus or car to Sonprayag. From Sonprayag you can start your trek to Chorabari Glacier.

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