Shafat Glacier

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Shafat Glacier
Parkachik Glacier
Map showing the location of Shafat Glacier Parkachik Glacier
Map showing the location of Shafat Glacier Parkachik Glacier
Shafat Glacier
Parkachik Glacier
Location in India
Map showing the location of Shafat Glacier Parkachik Glacier
Map showing the location of Shafat Glacier Parkachik Glacier
Shafat Glacier
Parkachik Glacier
Shafat Glacier
Parkachik Glacier (India)
TypeMountain glacier
LocationHimalaya Range, Zanskar Range, Kargil, Ladakh
Coordinates34°2′17.16″N 75°59′59.06″E / 34.0381000°N 75.9997389°E / 34.0381000; 75.9997389Coordinates: 34°2′17.16″N 75°59′59.06″E / 34.0381000°N 75.9997389°E / 34.0381000; 75.9997389
Length14 kilometres (9 mi)

The Shafat GlacierParkachik Glacier is a 14 kilometres (9 mi) long[1] glacier in the Himalayan Range in Ladakh, India.[2]

Geography[edit]

It is situated 85 kilometres (53 mi) south from Kargil and 294 kilometres (183 mi) east from Srinagar on the right side of KargilZanskar Road near the border of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in India.[3]

The Shafat Glacier — Parkachik Glacier gives rise to the two mountain peaks of Nun and Kun which have an elevation of more than 6800 meters, and it provides a base to climb these mountain peaks. It lies at an average elevation of 4400 meters. The melt waters add to the flow of the Suru River which is a tributary of the Indus River.[4]

The Shafat Glacier/Parkachik Glacier is a broken, ice falling glacier melting at an alarming rate due to the Global warming,[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Zanskar Range". himalayanclub.org. Retrieved 25 May 2012.
  2. ^ "Shafat Glacier". india9.com. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Parkachik Glacier". india9.com. Retrieved 11 February 2022.
  4. ^ "Jammu Kashmir Geography Rivers". mapsofindia.com. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  5. ^ Fanny Bullock Workman, Mrs (1909). Himalayan glaciers: Shafat glacier. Retrieved 25 May 2012.