Map of the Baltoro Glacier Region of the Pakistan Karakoram
It lies in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan and runs through part of the Karakoram mountain range.
The Baltoro Muztagh lies to the north and east of the glacier, while the Masherbrum Mountains lie to the south.
The Baltoro Glacier gives rise to the Shigar River - a tributary of the Indus River.
Several large tributary glaciers feed the main Baltoro glacier, including the Godwin Austen Glacier,
flowing south from K2;
the Abruzzi and the various Gasherbrum Glaciers, flowing from the Gasherbrum group of peaks;
the Vigne Glacier, flowing from Chogolisa,
and the Yermandendu Glacier, flowing from Masherbrum.
The confluence of the main Baltoro Glacier with the Godwin Austen Glacier is known as Concordia.
Trekking group on the Baltoro Glacier in the Pakistan Karakoram
Skardu ( along with Gilgit ) is one of the major hubs for treks and expeditions to the Pakistan Karakoram.
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