Major Glaciers of Uttarakhand - GovtVacancy.Net

Major Glaciers of Uttarakhand - GovtVacancy.Net
Posted on 15-08-2022

Major Glaciers of Uttarakhand 

Glaciers in Uttarakhand – The major glacier districts of Uttarakhand are as follows:

  • Milam Glacier – Pithoragarh
  • Namik Glacier – Pithoragarh
  • Ralam Glacier – Pithoragarh
  • Hiramani Glacier – Pithoragarh
  • Pontig Glacier – Pithoragarh
  • Kafni Glacier – Bageshwar
  • Pinaura Glacier – Pithoragarh
  • Maikatoli Glacier – Bageshwar
  • Yamunotri Glacier – Uttarkashi
  • Gangotri Glacier – Uttarkashi
  • Pindari Glacier – Bageshwar
  • Bandarpunch Glacier – Uttarkashi
  • Khatling Glacier – Tehri and Rudraprayag
  • Sunder Dhunga Glacier – Bageshwar
  • Satopanth Glacier – Chamoli
  • Kali Glacier – Pithoragarh
  • Dunagiri Glacier – Chamoli
  • Chorabari Glacier – Rudraprayag
  • Doriani Glacier – Uttarkashi
  • Kedarnath Glacier – Rudraprayag
  • Badrinath Glacier – Chamoli

Important information about some of the major glaciers of Uttarakhand:

Pindari Glacier:

Pindari glacier is located in Bageshwar, Pithoragarh, and Chamoli districts. The length of Pindari Glacier is 30 km and the width is 400 m.

Gangotri Glacier:

Gangotri glacier is located in Uttarkashi district. Its length is 30 km and width is 2 km.

Khatling Glacier:

The Khatling glacier is situated at a distance of 10 kms from Kedarnath. Musk deer are also found here.

Chorabari Glacier:

Chorabari glacier is situated at a distance of 3 kms from Kedarnath. The length of Chorabari Glacier is 14 km.

Satopanth and Bhagirathi Glacier:

The Satopanth and Bhagirathi glaciers are located at a distance of 17 km from Badrinath. Their length is up to 13-18 km.

Bandarpunch Glacier:

Bandarpoonch glacier is located in Uttarkashi district, whose length is 12 km.

Milam Glacier:

Milam Glacier is located in Munsiyari of Pithoragarh. The length of the Milam Glacier is 16 km. It is the largest glacier of Kumaon from where the Milam, a tributary of Pindar, and the Gori Ganga, a tributary of Kali, emerge.


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