Machoi Glacier

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Machoi Glacier
TypeMountain glacier
LocationHimalaya Range, Kashmir valley, Drass, Ladakh
Coordinates34°13′22″N 75°33′36″E / 34.22278°N 75.56000°E / 34.22278; 75.56000Coordinates: 34°13′22″N 75°33′36″E / 34.22278°N 75.56000°E / 34.22278; 75.56000
Length9 kilometres (6 mi)

The Machoi Glacier is a 9 kilometer long[1] glacier in the north eastern Himalayan Range situated 8 kilometers east from Sonamarg and 30kilometera west from Drass, Ladakh on the southern side of NH 1D at Zojila. It lies at an average elevation of 4800 meters.

The highest peak named after the glacier is the Machoi Peak that lies at the eastern end of the glacier, at an elevation of 5458 meters. The glacier is the source of the Sind River that flows westwards, and the Dras river that flows eastwards.[2]

Machoi, like many other Himalayan glaciers has been melting at alarming rates due to Global warming.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Machoi glacier" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 December 2013. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Jammu Kashmir Geography Rivers". mapsofindia.com. Archived from the original on 19 July 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.
  3. ^ "Himalayan glaciers melting". rediff.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2012. Retrieved 26 April 2012.