Namik Glacier

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Namik Glacier
Map showing the location of Namik Glacier
Map showing the location of Namik Glacier
Namik Glacier
Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
Type Mountain glacier
Coordinates 30°13′03″N 80°07′03″E / 30.21750°N 80.11750°E / 30.21750; 80.11750Coordinates: 30°13′03″N 80°07′03″E / 30.21750°N 80.11750°E / 30.21750; 80.11750
Length 3 km (1.9 mi)

Namik Glacier is situated in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand state in India. The glacier is situated on the Kumaon Himalayas at an altitude of 3,600 m (11,800 ft). This glacier is the source of the Ram Ganga River. The glacier is surrounded by the following peaks: Nanda Devi 7,848 metres (25,748 ft), Nanda Kot 6,861 metres (22,510 ft), and Trishuli 7,120 metres (23,360 ft). The glacier falls on ancient Indo-Tibet trade route. It is 23 km (14 mi) trakking from Liti[disambiguation needed] and situated at the villages of Gogina and Namik. There are a number of waterfalls and sulphur springs originating around this glacier. The glacier can be reached by trekking from gogina on the sama liti Road near. It is 63 kilometres (39 mi) from Bageswar. Jeeps can be hired from Bageswar or Kapkot up to Gogina. 'Namik' means a place where saline water springs are present.

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