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Glaciers in Pakistan
Glaciers in Pakistan

Glaciers in Pakistan

Glaciers in Pakistan

Glaciers in Pakistani

People are unaware that Pakistan is the world’s most glaciated country. There are 7,253 known glaciers Pakistan, which together account for the greatest amount of ice found outside of the polar regions.

Northern Pakistan is entirely carved out of ice with valleys, rivers, three of the world’s highest mountain ranges such as Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindu Kush.

These glaciers provide irrigation to the local agriculture system and are the lifeline of the entire North of Pakistan. Northerners construct intricate canal system to water crops. They often remove portions of the glaciers for refrigeration. Without the glaciers, there would be no life in the harsh terrain of the North.


These all glacies are mainly in Gilgit-Baltistan or Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.The following is a list of some prominent glaciers of Pakistan.

  • Abruzzi Glacier, Skardu
  • Atrak Glacier, Chitral
  • Baltoro Glacier, Shigar
  • Barpa Glacier, Hoper Valley
  • Batura Glacier, Hunza
  • Biafo Glacier, Shigar
  • Biarchedi Glacier, Biarched Peak
  • Bilafond Glacier, Siachen
  • Chiantar Glacier, Chitral
  • Chogo Lungma Glacier, Shigar
  • Godwin-Austen Glacier, Skardu
  • Gondogoro Glacier, Skardu
  • Ghulkin Glacier, Shimshal Valley
  • Hispar Glacier, Nagar
  • Karanbar Glacier, Swat
  • Karakoram Glacier, Skardu
  • Kutia Lungma Glacier, Skardu
  • Miar Glacier, Hoper Valley
  • Malanguti Glacier
  • Panmah Glacier, Shigar
  • Passu Glacier, Hunza
  • Rupal Glacier, Astore
  • Sachiokuh Glacier
  • Sarpo Laggo Glacier, Xinjiang (autonomous region)
  • Shaigri Glacier
  • Shandar Glacier
  • Shani Glacier, Naltar
  • Shireen Maidan Glacier
  • Shishpar Glacier
  • Shuijerab Glacier
  • Shutwerth Glacier
  • Siachen Glacier, Hushe
  • Silkiang Glacier
  • Sim Glacier
  • Siru Glacier
  • Skora La Glacier
  • Sokha Glacier
  • South Barum Glacier
  • Sovoia Glacier
  • Stokpa Lungma Glacier
  • Sumayar Bar Glacier
  • Tarashing Glacier
  • Thalo Glacier
  • Thui Glacier
  • Tirich Mir Glacier, Chitral
  • Toltar Glacier
  • Toshain Glacier
  • Trango Glacier, Shigar
  • Trivor Glacier
  • Tsarak Tsa Glacier
  • Udren Glacier
  • Uli Biaho Glacier
  • Ultar Glacier
  • Upper Khurdopin Glacier
  • Upper Tirich Glacier
  • Vigne Glacier GlacierWaniya Glacier
  • Yermanendu Glacier
  • Yazghill Glacier
  • Yishkuk Glacier
  • Yukshgoz Glacier
  • Zindikharam Glacier

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Fehmeeda Farid Khan is a freelance blogger, content writer, translator, tour consultant, proofreader, environmentalist, social mobilizer, poetess and a novelist. As a physically challenged person, she extends advocacy on disability related issues. She's masters in Economics and Linguistics along with B.Ed.

One comment

  1. It’s nearly impossible to find well-informed people in this particular subject, but you
    sound like you know what you’re talking about! Thanks.

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