Machoi Glacier

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Machoi Glacier
Type Mountain glacier
Location Himalaya Range, Kashmir valley, Indian Administered Kashmir
Coordinates 34°13′22″N 75°33′36″E / 34.22278°N 75.56000°E / 34.22278; 75.56000Coordinates: 34°13′22″N 75°33′36″E / 34.22278°N 75.56000°E / 34.22278; 75.56000
Length 9 kilometres (6 mi)

The Machoi Glacier is a 9 kilometer long[1] glacier in the north eastern Himalayan Range situated 8 kilometers east from Sonamarg on the right side of NH 1D at Zojila in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

The Machoi Glacier lies at an average elevation of 4800 meters. The highest peak named after the glacier is Machoi Peak has an elevation of 5458 meters. The peak lies at the east end of the glaciee. Machoi Glacier is the source of two rivers Sind River flowing westwards and Dras river eastwards.[2]

The Machoi Glacier is among the Himalayan glaciers which are melting at alarming rates due to Global warming,[3]


References[edit]

  1. ^ "Machoi glacier". Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  2. ^ "Jammu Kashmir Geography Rivers". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Himalayan glaciers melting". rediff.com. Retrieved 2012-04-26.