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Roopkund Lake

The Roopkund lake is a high altitude glacial lake which is located in a remote location in the Indian state of Uttarakhand. About the Roopkund lake The lake lies in the lap of Trishul massif and given its remote location high up among the Himalayas the area around the lake is uninhabited. The lake is ..


Anthropologic effects on Himalayan Forests

The rapidly changing climate is just one of the many byproducts of increasing insensitive eco-activities of humans. The Himalayan forests are one of the most crucial biomes of the country and support a large amount of biomass and organisms in their range. What has happened? Human activity in Himalayan forests ranges from trekking, camping, slash ..


Kajin Sara Lake set to be world’s highest lake

Newly discovered Kajin Sara lake in Nepal is likely to set a new record of being the world’s highest lake. It is located at Singarkharka area of Chame rural municipality in Manang district of Nepal. Kajin Sara lake It is called Singar locally. It was discovered about a few months ago by team of mountaineers. ..




Study on Melting of Himalayan Glaciers

A study published in the Science Advances journal analyzed four decades of ice loss for 650 of the largest glaciers across a 2,000 km transect in the Himalayas. The study compared data obtained by Cold War-era spy satellites with images from modern stereo satellites and makes the following observations: Himalayan glaciers have lost more than ..


Defence Minister Visits Siachen Glacier

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh flew to Siachen Glacier which is the world’s highest battlefield in his first visit outside the national capital as Defence Minister. Siachen Glacier Siachen glacier is located in the eastern Karakoram Range in the Himalayas. Situated at an average altitude of 18,000 ft above sea level it is one of the ..