Pakistan - A Paradise for Mountaineers

According to ICIMOD estimates Pakistan is home to around 5218 glaciers with a total area of 15040 sq km and in addition around 2420 glacial lakes are also identified and mapped in Pakistan. Karakorum Range has the greatest share in hosting much of the glaciated ice where almost 37% of the region is under the glaciers.

Biafo Glacier, Crossing to Snow Lake

These include Siachen Glacier- the world 2nd longest glacier (75 kilometres), located in the eastern Karakoram range along the disputed India-Pakistan line of control. It is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second longest in the world outside the polar regions. Its altitude ranges from 5,753 m in the upper reaches to to 3,620 m in the lower reaches.