Status of glaciers in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region

The comprehensive baseline information on the glaciers of the entire Hindu Kush Himalayan (HKH) region have been organized by major basins and sub-basins. The application showcases glacier data of HKH region as interactive maps.


The glacier data for areas in all countries except China was prepared at ICIMOD using satellite images from 2005 (+/- 3 years). The glacier data for the basin areas in the Chinese Himalayan region have been received through collaboration with Chinese Aeronautical Radio Electronics Research Institute (CARERI), China.

Analytical tools

The statistics on glaciers can be viewed for the entire HKH region or at disaggregated basin and sub-basin levels. The glacier number, glacier area and estimated ice reserves can be viewed as charts for user-specified cut-off elevation, cut-off slope and aspect.

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