How high is Siachen Glacier?

The Siachen glacier has an elevation of 5500 metres approximately. The Siachen glacier is considered to be the largest single source of fresh water on the Indian subcontinent. It is located in the Karakoram range. Siachen is the source of the Nubra River that eventually feeds the mighty Indus - the major water source that irrigates the Punjab plains in Pakistan.

The Siachen Glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayas, just northeast of the point NJ9842 where the Line of Control between India and Pakistan ends. At 76 km long, it is the longest glacier in the Karakoram and second-longest in the world's non-polar areas.

Activity

Other than Siachen, which are the other glacial sources of river water in India?

To Reflect Upon

bulletWhat does it mean to survive at these high altitudes at -45 degrees celsius? How do our soldiers manage?