Shafat Glacier is a 14 kilometres (9 mi) long glacier in the north eastern Himalayan Range situated 85 kilometres (53 mi) south from Kargil and 294 kilometres (183 mi) east from Srinagar on the right side of Kargil Zanskar Road in the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Shafat Glacier gives rise to the two mountain peaks of Nun and Kun which have the elevation of more than 6800 meters, and it provides a base to climb these peaks. It lies at an average elevation of 4400 meters. The melt waters add to the flow of Suru River which is a tributory of Indus River.
Shafat Glacier is a broken, ice falling glacier melting at alarming rates due to Global warming,