BIAFO GLACIER

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Location: Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir
Length: 60-km



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.Glaciers in Jammu and Kashmir

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.

ACCESSIBLE
The Biafo glacier can be approached via Skardu in Ladakh.



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