Namik Glacier

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Namik Glacier
Map showing the location of Namik Glacier
Map showing the location of Namik Glacier
Namik Glacier
Location in India
Type Mountain glacier
Location Kumaon Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India
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).[1] This glacier is the source of the Ramganga River.[2] 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) trekking from Liti and situated at the villages of Gogina and Namik.[3] 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 Bageshwar. Jeeps can be hired from Bageshwar or Kapkot up to Gogina.[3] 'Namik' means a place where saline water springs are present.

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  1. ^ Agrawal, C. M. (1996). Man, culture, and society in the Kumaun Himalayas : General B.C. Joshi commemoration volume. Almora: Shree Almora Book Depot. p. 121. ISBN 9788185865294. 
  2. ^ Raju, N. Janardhana. Geostatistical and Geospatial Approaches for the Characterization of Natural Resources in the Environment: Challenges, Processes and Strategies. Springer. p. 309. ISBN 9783319186634. 
  3. ^ a b Kapadia, Harish (2005). Into the untravelled Himalaya : travels, treks and climbs. New Delhi: Indus Publ. Co. ISBN 9788173871818. Retrieved 5 March 2017.