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. 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

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

Glaciers in Garhwal

  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

Glaciers in Uttarakhand

Bandarpunch Glacier

The majestic Bandarpunch Glacier also known as Banderpoonch Glacier perched in the Garhwal division of the Himalayas is an important glacier of Yamuna basin. This glacier is about 12 km long situated ...

Chorabari Glacier

The enormous Chorabari Glacier also known as Chorabari Bamak Glacier is situated in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. This glacier is close to...

Dokriani Glacier

The Dokriani glacier also referred to as Bamak by the locals is a medium sized glacier of the Bhagirathi basin. This glacier is formed by the two cirques, originating at the northern slope of the Drau...

Doonagiri Glacier

The Doonagiri Glacier is a vital glacier of Dhauli Ganga system of glaciers, where more than 500 glaciers of different shapes and sizes lie in the deep and narrow valleys. This glacier is located 47 k...

Gangotri Glacier

Gangotri glacier perched in the magnificent Garhwal Himalayas is situated in the Uttarkashi district of Uttarakhand. This glacier originates at the northern slope of Chaukhamba range of peaks. This gl...

Kaphini Glacier

The majestic Kaphini Glacier is located in the district of Bageshwar in Kumaon region of Uttarakhand state. This tranquil Kaphini glacier is situated on the left of Pindar Valley, below Nandakot peak ...

Khatling Glacier

The Khatling glacier is perched at an elevation of 4,600 metres in the Garhwal Himalayas of Uttarakhand. This flank glacier is encircled by snow clad peaks of the Jogin group (6,466 m), Sphetic Pristw...

Maiktoli Glacier

Maiktoli Glacier is situated to the west of the Pindari glacier in the Kumaon Himalayas. This glacier is 5 km long and is situated on the southern slope of the Sunderdhunga Khal. One can also savour e...

Milam Glacier

The spectacular Milam Glacier is cradled in the Kumaon Himalayas of Uttarakhand state. It is situated in Munsiyari tehsil of Pithoragarh district, about 15 km northeast of Nanda Devi. The Milam glacie...

Namik Glacier

Namik Glacier is situated in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. This glacier is perched at an altitude of 3,600 metres about 11,800 feet above sea level, in the Kumaon Himalayas. This glacier is the...

Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers

The awe-inspiring Nanda Devi Group of Glaciers refers to the cluster of seven glorious glaciers namely Bartoli, Kururntoli, Nada Devi North, Nanda Devi South, Nandakna, Ramani and Trishul in Chamoli d...

Pindari Glacier

The Pindari Glacier proudly sits atop the Kumaon Himalayas in Uttarakhand state. This glacier is situated to the southeast of the enchanting sister peaks, Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot. The melted ice wat...

Ralam Glacier

Ralam Glacier is an enchanting Himalayan glacier idyllically situated in Munsiyari tehsil of Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It lies on the foothills of the Great Himalayas. The glacier is locate...

Satopanth Glacier and Bhagirathi-Kharak Glacier

The Satopanth and Bhagirath Kharak glaciers are located at the head of Alaknanda Valley in Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Both Satopanth glacier (13 m) and Bhagirath Kharak glacier (18.5 m) have an ...

Sunderdunga Glacier

The magnificent Sunderdhunga glacier is erected on the beauteous Sunderdhunga Valley. The glacier is situated to the west of Pindar Valley. The Sunderdhunga glacier is perched at an altitude of 3,200 ...

Tiprabamak Glacier

Tiprabamak referred to as “Bamak” by the locals, is a 5 km long glacier of the Bhyundar Ganga basin in the Alaknanda catchment. About 16 glaciers having different sizes and shapes drain in this ba...

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