The Biafo glacier is located on the south-facing slopes of
the Karakoram Range in the Baltistan area of
Ladakh . It has a
length of about 60-km and descends from a large glacial trough.
The main stream originating from this glacier flows into the Shigar River, which in turn is a tributary of the Indus River. Small valley glaciers feed the main glacier at various points. There is virtually no vegetative cover in this tract.
The Biafo glacier can be approached via Skardu in Ladakh.