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Biafo : The third largest glacier on earth

Pakistan is a real wonder land. Some of her gifts of nature are though discovered but are still unknown to most of the world. When we talk about the largest glaciers of the world we think about the Polar Regions but many of them are also situated in Pakistan. One of those is Biafo, the third largest glacier on earth which is located in Gilgit Baltistan. This 63 KM long frozen mass is a part of Karakorum Mountains of Pakistan.

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This whole area where Biafo Glacier is located is a cluster of many mountain peaks and huge glaciers. The views and sceneries of surrounding area are so breathtaking and consist of many natural wonders. For trekking the Biafo Glacier is not an easy destination. It requires very hard toil of several days with delirious boulder leaping. The trek towards Biafo Glacier is rocky and snowy having dangerous chasms most of the times. But apart from this the whole trek is just magnificent where splendid lakes of shimmering blue waters are existed. These lakes are appeared due to the continuous movement of Ice bergs resulting from depressions. Many lush green spots with spectacular species of wild flowers are also found on this trek. The wildlife of this wonder land consists of the Ibex , Markhor , Brown bears and Snow Leopards.

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The Biafo Glacier meets Hispar Glacier at an altitude of 5,128 m (16,824 ft) at Hispar La (Pass) and thus they both create the world’s longest glacial system outside the Polar Regions. Similarly they are also connected with the spectacular valleys of Nagar and Hunza. Biafo, third largest glacier on earth is so beautiful and wonderful which offers a real adventure for the mountaineers , trekkers and nature lovers.

 

 

 

 

 

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