Glaciers

Pakistan’s Glaciers Systems consists of numerous large and small size glaciers, found in the northern mountain ranges of Karakoram, Himalaya and Hindukush. These glaciers are also the biggest mass and collection of glaciated ice found anywhere in the whole world outside the North and South Poles.

Mostly concentrated in the Karakorum range and followed by Himalaya and Hundukush Ranges, these glaciers cover an approximate area of about 17000 square kilometers, which is around 15% of the mountainous regions in the upper Indus River Basin. The total length of glaciers on the lap of Karakoram Range in Pakistan is above 6160 square kilometres. According to estimates, almost 37% of the Karakoram region is under the glaciated ice.