Status of Glaciers in the HKH Region


The comprehensive baseline information on the glaciers of the entire HKH region have been organised by major basins and sub-basins. The application showcases glacier data of HKH region as interative 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 Himalaya have been received through collaboration with CARERI, China.

Analytical tools

The statistics on glaciers can be viewd for entire HKH region or at disaggregatged 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.