When fallen snow compresses for many years to form large masses of ice. They have the unique quality of moving. Some glaciers may also defined as slow-moving rivers of ice, while others are like fields or ice. Glaciers occupy about 10% of the total land area of the world, with the highest concentrations in the polar regions like the Canadian Arctic, Antarctica, Greenland, Alaska, etc., the largest one of them being the Lambert Glacier in East Antarctica . However, many stunning glaciers also lie in the non-polar regions of the world. Let us take a look at 10 Most Amazing Glaciers Outside Polar Regions.

10. Gangotri Glacier

Gangotri Glacier

The Gangotri Glacier in Uttarakhand, India, I located in a region bordering China. It is considered an extremely important glacier in India as its terminus, Gomukh, is one of the main sources of the world's third largest river by discharge, the Ganga, the major source of water and a sacred river in the country. One of the largest glaciers of the Himalayas, it is a traditional Hindu pilgrimage site.

9. Biafo Glacier

Biafo Glacier

The Biafo Glacier of Pakistan is in the Karakoram Mountains . It has a length of 67km, and meets the 49km long Hispar Glacier at 5128m at Hispar La, to form the longest glacial system in the world's non-polar regions. It serves as a highway between the ancient mountain kingdoms of Baltistan and Nagar. The third largest among the glaciers outside the polar regions, it offers a truly stunning view.

8. Mingyong Glacier

Mingyong Glacier

The Mingyong Glacier is located in the Yunnan of China, and is one of the glaciers in the Tibetan region which are melting at 7% annually, having retreated 200m in 4 years, and showing a rise in tree line, presumably due to global warming. Fed by the snows of Mount Meili, it is at the lowest elevation of all Chinese glaciers, at an elevation of 2700m. It is considered sacred by local peoples.

7. Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier

Perito Moreno Glacier of Argentina is in the Los Glaciares National Park in southwest Santa Cruz Province. One of the 48 glaciers to the fed by the Southern Patagonian Ice Field in the Andes system, and one of the three Patagonian glaciers that is still growing, it is the third largest reserve of fresh water in the world. It can be viewed from a boat ride in Lake Argentino or from a ride in a helicopter.

6. Pasterze Glacier

Pasterze Glacier

The Pasterze Glacier is located within the Hohe Tauern mountain range, in Carinthia, beneath the pyramid-shaped Grossglockner, the highest mountain in Austria. The Pasterze is the longest glacier in Austria, as well as in the Eastern Alps, with a length of 8.4km. One of the most amazing glaziers outside polar regions, it has reduced by half its volume, since its first measurement in 1851.


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