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. It lies at an average elevation of 4800 meters.

The highest peak named after the glacier is the Machoi Peak that lies at the eastern end of the glacier, at an elevation of 5458 meters. The glacier is the source of the Sind River that flows westwards, and the Dras river that flows eastwards.[2]

Machoi, like many other Himalayan glaciers has been melting at alarming rates due to Global warming.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Machoi glacier" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-04-26. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Jammu Kashmir Geography Rivers". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 2012-04-26. 
  3. ^ "Himalayan glaciers melting". rediff.com. Retrieved 2012-04-26.