The Karakoram range is the most heavily glaciated area outside this planet’s polar regions. These mountains are home to several dozens of frozen giants of ice that touch the lives of every Pakistani in the Indus river basin. There are approximately 5,280 glaciers in the Northern region of Pakistan. These glaciers contribute to three-fourths of the water volume in the Indus River, while also nourishing plant and animal life, including the mangrove forest. The presence of the Golden Marmot and Snow Leopard is largely facilitated by these giants.
To learn more about how these glaciers are connected to our lives in ways we can never imagine, view the full documentary below.