Jun 28, 2014

Gangotri Glacier and the Snowy Himalayan Peaks (Gangotri Group) - 1860's

Gangotri Glacier and the Snowy Himalayan Mountains - 1865

Gangotri Glacier is located in Uttarkashi District, Uttarakhand, India in a region bordering China. This glacier, one of the primary sources of the Ganges, is one of the largest in the Himalayas with an estimated volume of over 27 cubic kilometers. The glacier is about 30 kilometres (19 miles) long and 2 to 4 km (1 to 2 mi) wide. Around the glacier are the peaks of the Gangotri Group.
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Source: British Library
Photographer: Samuel Bourne