Glaciers in Pakistan
The north of Pakistan is the junction of the three formidable mountain ranges of the world The Himalaya, The Karakorum and The Hindu Kush. These silent sentinels are also a home of some of the world’s largest glaciers. It is said that more glaciers are found here after the north and south poles. The glaciers of Pakistan are spread over an area of 13,680 square kilometers. The Karakorum alone is covered with 6160 square meters of glaciers. These glaciers attract a lot of tourists to Pakistan every year.
Glaciers contribute a lot to Pakistan. They help maintain the climate otherwise the climate of Pakistan would have been unbearably hot. The glaciers add to the mesmerizing beauty which the northern areas are famous for. They are a major tourist attraction and promote tourism thus generating revenue. People from all over the world come here for glacier trekking. The glaciers guard our borders.
Below is a list of some prominent glaciers:
1. Siachen glacier 78 km long lies in the Karakorum Range.
2. Batura glacier 58 km long lies in the Karakorum Range.
3. Baltoro glacier 58 km long lies in the Karakorum Range.
4. Hispar glacier 49 km long lies in the Karakorum Range.
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