Chiantar

Chiantar

 

a glacier in the Hindu Kush and the largest glacier in the mountains of Hindu Raj, lowering from 6,400 to 3,660 m. Chiantar is 32 km long and covers an area of 260 sq km. It is a compound valley glacier with numerous tributaries; its meltwater flows into the Kunar River of the Indus River basin.

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Broghil is the home of Chiantar glacier surrounded by many other glaciers, which feed the Chitral River while the Kuramber Lake is said to be biologically active lake supporting a wide range of diversity.
Baroghil is the home of Chiantar glacier surrounded by many other glaciers which feed the Chitral River, while the Qarambar Lake is said to be biologically active supporting a wide range of diversity.
Climate change has made its way to the peaks of Tirich Mir (the highest peak) and its three major glaciers; Chiantar, Kurambar, and Terich.
Northern Pakistan has some of the longest glaciers outside the polar region: Siachen (72 kilometers), Hispar (61 kilometers), Biafo (60 kilometers), Baltoro (60 kilometers), Batura (64 kilometers), Yenguta (35 kilometers), Chiantar (34 kilometers), Trich (29 kilometers), and Atrak (28 kilometers).
The climate change specialists are apprehensive about the situation in Baroghil area which is home to Chiantar glacier, the largest one in Hindukush belt and containing the largest peatland.
Fazle Haq, a local environmentalist, said that the GHG emitted due to depletion of peatland at a high rate could spell disaster in Baroghil area because of its proximity to Chiantar glacier, which was the main source of Chitral River, known as Kabul River in the plains of Peshawar.
Junaid said that he held meeting with the local organizer of the festival Chiantar Welfare Society Broghil, Deputy Commissioner Upper and Lower Chitral so to make things in appropriate manners by developing an easy access to the tourists.
He said all the five proposed destinations had fabulous attraction for the tourists which included the Wakhi culture of Baroghil, its unique landscape and the legendary Qarambara Lake and the Chiantar glacier.
The Northern Pakistan has some of the longest glaciers outside Polar region; Siachen (72 km), Hispar (61 km), Biafo (60 km), Baltoro (60 km), Batura (64 km), Yenguta (35 km), Chiantar (34 km), Trich (29 km) and Atrak (28 km).