Drang-Drung Glacier, Kargil

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The Drang-Drung Glacier (also called Durung Drung Glacier) is a mountain glacier near the Pensi La mountain pass at the Kargil - Zanaskar Road in the Kargil district of Ladakh in India.
The Drang-Drung Glacier is likely to be the largest glacier in Ladakh other than the Siachen Glacier in the Karakoram Range, with a maximum length of 23 kilometres (14 mi) at an average elevation of 4,780 m (15,680 feet). The glacier lies in the northeastern Himalayan Range known as the Zanskar Range, 142 kilometres (88 mi) south of Kargil and 331 kilometres (206 mi) east of Srinagar, the capital of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Drang-Drung Glacier is a long river of ice and snow, a source of the Stod River which is a tributary of the Zanskar River and the Zanskar River is a tributary of Indus River. Doda Peak with an elevation of 6,550 m (21,490 feet) rises from the glacier.
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  • The Drang Drung Glacier is a mountain glacier near the Pensi La mountain pass on the Kargil - Zanaskar Road. The Drang-Drung Glacier is the largest glacier in Ladakh other than the Siachen Glacier in....  more »
  • There are very few glaciers in the world where one can reach by road, and Drang Drung Glacier is one such spectacular site. The 22 km long Drang Drung Glacier situated just after crossing the Pensi...  more »
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