Siachen Glacier is the second longest glacier in the World’s Non-Polar areas. It is 78km long and the source for the Nubra River that waters the Nubra Valley near Leh in the Trans Himalayas.
The Siachen Glacier is part of Ladakh, which has now been converted into a Union Territory. It is located in the eastern Karakoram range in the Himalayan mountains. It lies to the south of the great drainage divide that separates the Eurasian Plate from the Indian subcontinent in the glaciated portion of the Karakoram. Hence, it is also called the “Third Pole”.