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P1530370 - Glaciers Mountains - Bara-lacha la

 

# 257 - 26 Apr '18 - 23:26 (17:56 GMT)

 

Bara-lacha la - also known as Bara-lacha Pass - is a high mountain pass in - Zanskar range - Himachal Pradesh - bordering Ladakh - Himalayas 4,890m (16,040 ft)

 

The Bhaga river - a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river. (Wikipedia)

 

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P1530367 - Glaciers Mountains - Bara-lacha la - higher Himalayas

# 241 - 29 Mar '18 - 17:55 (12:25 GMT)

 

Bara-lacha la - also known as Bara-lacha Pass - is a high mountain pass in - Zanskar range - Himachal Pradesh - (bored of Ladakh) - Himalayas 4,890m (16,040 ft)

 

The Bhaga river - a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river. (Wikipedia)

 

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A village in Lahaul valley ,Himachal Pradesh.This beautiful valley of majestic mountains,high altitude passes,swift flowing rivers and beautiful glaciers is one part of the Lahaul & Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India.The average elevation is well above 10000 feet above sea level.The valley has hardly any rainfall but very heavy snow during the winter months.Keylong is the capital of this district.The people are followers of Buddhism and Hinduism.Lahaul valley is connected to Spiti valley by the Kunzum pass (14931 feet) which is closed due to heavy snow for more than 6 months of the year.Lahaul is also connected to the rest of Himachal Pradesh through the Rohtang Pass (13058 feet).Rohtang pass is also closed to traffic due to heavy snowfall from around November to May.The rivers Chandra and Bhaga flow through Lahaul valley and meet to form the Chandrabhaga or Chenab near Tandi village.Although this valley is mostly barren due to the high altitude and the lack of rainfall, these days people are cultivating potato,cabbage,carrots,green peas etc.There are apple orchards also (as you can see in this shot) and the fruit is of exceptional quality.

One from the archives.

A village in Lahaul valley ,Himachal Pradesh.This beautiful valley of majestic mountains,high altitude passes,swift flowing rivers and beautiful glaciers is one part of the Lahaul & Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India.The average elevation is well above 10000 feet above sea level.The valley has hardly any rainfall but very heavy snow during the winter months.Keylong is the capital of this district.The people are followers of Buddhism and Hinduism.Lahaul valley is connected to Spiti valley by the Kunzum pass (14931 feet) which is closed due to heavy snow for more than 6 months of the year.Lahaul is also connected to the rest of Himachal Pradesh through the Rohtang Pass (13058 feet).Rohtang pass is also closed to traffic due to heavy snowfall from around November to May.The rivers Chandra and Bhaga flow through Lahaul valley and meet to form the Chandrabhaga or Chenab near Tandi village.Although this valley is mostly barren due to the high altitude and the lack of rainfall, these days people are cultivating potato,cabbage,carrots,green peas etc.There are apple orchards also and the fruit is of exceptional quality.

I might have uploaded a similar photo a long time back but since many new friends have joined me since then I thought I would share this with them.I did not know how to use my camera at all at the time and it is not a great photo but it captures the magnificence and beauty of Lahaul valley a little.

This beautiful valley of majestic mountains,high altitude passes,swift flowing rivers and beautiful glaciers is one part of the Lahaul & Spiti district of the state of Himachal Pradesh in India.The average elevation is well above 10000 feet above sea level.The valley has hardly any rainfall but very heavy snow during the winter months.Keylong is the capital of this district.The people are followers of Buddhism and Hinduism.It is one of the most thinly populated areas of India. Lahaul valley is connected to Spiti valley by the Kunzum pass (14931 feet) which is closed due to heavy snow for more than 6 months of the year.Lahaul is also connected to the rest of Himachal Pradesh through the Rohtang Pass (13058 feet).Rohtang pass is also closed to traffic due to heavy snowfall from around November to May.The rivers Chandra and Bhaga flow through Lahaul valley and meet to form the Chandrabhaga or Chenab near Tandi village.Although this valley is mostly barren due to the high altitude and the lack of rainfall, these days people are cultivating potato,cabbage,carrots,green peas etc.There are apple orchards also and the fruit is of exceptional quality.

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La,[1] (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft)[2][3] is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range,[4] connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

 

The Bhaga river, a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region.[4] The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bara-lacha_la

 

Art of seeing.

I took this image at River Chenab.

Chiniot, Pakistan.

 

This is a High Altitude freshwater lake, just before Baralacha la on the Manali-Leh highway. This glacier-fed lake is the source of the River Bhaga, which joins with the River Chandra to forms the River Chandrabhaga. The Chandrabhaga is renamed as the River Chenab as it enters the state of Jammu and Kashmir.

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

 

View of Bara-lacha La

The Bhaga river, a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bara-lacha_la

 

I took this shot at River Chenab, Chiniot, Pakistan.

Punjab “Land of Five Rivers”: The five rivers after which Punjab is named are the Beas, Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi and Sutlej. Due to the presence of a large number of rivers, most of the Punjab is a fertile plain. Agriculture is the largest industry in Punjab, it is the largest single provider of wheat to India.

The Chenab River is a major river of India and Pakistan. It forms in the upper Himalayas in the Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal Pradesh, India, and flows through the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir into the plains of the Punjab, Pakistan. The waters of the Chenab are allocated to Pakistan under the terms of the Indus Waters Treaty.

 

The river was known to Indians in the Vedic period[4] as Chandrabhaga (Sanskrit: चंद्रभाग), also Ashkini (Sanskrit: अश्किनि) or Iskmati (Sanskrit: इस्कामति) and as Acesines to the Ancient Greeks.[5] In 325 BC, Alexander the Great allegedly founded the town of Alexandria on the Indus (present day Uch Sharif or Mithankot or Chacharan in Pakistan) at the confluence of the Indus and the combined stream of Punjab rivers (currently known as the Panjnad River).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenab_River

The Himalayas contain the third-largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic. The Himalayan range encompasses about 15,000 glaciers, which store about 12,000 km3 (3,000 cubic miles) of fresh water.[16] Its glaciers include the Gangotri and Yamunotri (Uttarakhand) and Khumbu glaciers (Mount Everest region), Langtang glacier (Langtang region) and Zemu (Sikkim).

 

Owing to the mountains' latitude near the Tropic of Cancer, the permanent snow line is among the highest in the world at typically around 5,500 metres (18,000 ft). In contrast, equatorial mountains in New Guinea, the Rwenzoris and Colombia have a snow line some 900 metres (2,950 ft) lower. The higher regions of the Himalayas are snowbound throughout the year, in spite of their proximity to the tropics, and they form the sources of several large perennial rivers, most of which combine into two large river systems:

The western rivers, of which the Indus is the largest, combine into the Indus Basin.

The Indus begins in Tibet at the confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers and flows southwest through India and then through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. It is fed by the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, and the Sutlej rivers, among others.

Most of the other Himalayan rivers drain the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin. Its main rivers are the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yamuna, as well as other tributaries. The Brahmaputra originates as the Yarlung Tsangpo River in western Tibet, and flows east through Tibet and west through the plains of Assam. The Ganges and the Brahmaputra meet in Bangladesh, and drain into the Bay of Bengal through the world's largest river delta, the Sunderbans.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas

 

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

 

The Bhaga river, a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bara-lacha_la

 

The Indus River (Sanskrit सिन्धु Sindhu,; Urdu: سندھ Sindh; Sindhi: سندھو Sindhu; Punjabi سندھ Sindh; Hindko سندھ Sindh; Avestan: حندو Harahauvati; Tibetan: Senge Tsangpo "Mouth of the Lion.......Senge Khambab" Pashto: ّآباسن Abasin "Father of Rivers"; Persian: Nilou "Hindu"; Arabic: السند‎ "Al-Sind";; Chinese: 森格藏布/狮泉河/印度河, Sēngé Zàngbù/Shīquán Hé/Yìndù Hé; Greek: Ινδός Indos;Turki: Nilab) is the longest river in Pakistan and the twenty-first largest river in the world in terms of annual flow. It is often considered the life-line of Pakistan. The Europeans used the name "India" for the entire Asian Subcontinent based on Indos, the Greek appellation of this river. Historically significant, the river is at the crux of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, the National River runs a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir and then enters Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), flowing through the North in a southerly direction along the entire length of the country, to merge into the Arabian Sea near Pakistan's port city of Karachi in Sindh. The total length of the river is 3,180 kilometers (1,976 miles). The river has a total drainage area exceeding 1,165,000 square kilometers (450,000 square miles). The river's estimated annual flow stands at around 207 cubic kilometers. Beginning at the heights of the world with glaciers, the river feeds the ecosystem of temperate forests, plains and arid countryside. Together with the rivers Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Jhelum, Beas and two tributaries from the North West Frontier and Afghanistan, the Indus forms the Sapta Sindhu (Seven Rivers) delta of Pakistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River

The Indus River (Sanskrit सिन्धु Sindhu,; Urdu: سندھ Sindh; Sindhi: سندھو Sindhu; Punjabi سندھ Sindh; Hindko سندھ Sindh; Avestan: حندو Harahauvati; Tibetan: Senge Tsangpo "Mouth of the Lion.......Senge Khambab" Pashto: ّآباسن Abasin "Father of Rivers"; Persian: Nilou "Hindu"; Arabic: السند‎ "Al-Sind";; Chinese: 森格藏布/狮泉河/印度河, Sēngé Zàngbù/Shīquán Hé/Yìndù Hé; Greek: Ινδός Indos;Turki: Nilab) is the longest river in Pakistan and the twenty-first largest river in the world in terms of annual flow. It is often considered the life-line of Pakistan. The Europeans used the name "India" for the entire Asian Subcontinent based on Indos, the Greek appellation of this river. Historically significant, the river is at the crux of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, the National River runs a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir and then enters Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), flowing through the North in a southerly direction along the entire length of the country, to merge into the Arabian Sea near Pakistan's port city of Karachi in Sindh. The total length of the river is 3,180 kilometers (1,976 miles). The river has a total drainage area exceeding 1,165,000 square kilometers (450,000 square miles). The river's estimated annual flow stands at around 207 cubic kilometers. Beginning at the heights of the world with glaciers, the river feeds the ecosystem of temperate forests, plains and arid countryside. Together with the rivers Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Jhelum, Beas and two tributaries from the North West Frontier and Afghanistan, the Indus forms the Sapta Sindhu (Seven Rivers) delta of Pakistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

 

The Bhaga river, a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bara-lacha_la

 

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

 

The Bhaga river, a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bara-lacha_la

 

The Indus River (Sanskrit सिन्धु Sindhu,; Urdu: سندھ Sindh; Sindhi: سندھو Sindhu; Punjabi سندھ Sindh; Hindko سندھ Sindh; Avestan: حندو Harahauvati; Tibetan: Senge Tsangpo "Mouth of the Lion.......Senge Khambab" Pashto: ّآباسن Abasin "Father of Rivers"; Persian: Nilou "Hindu"; Arabic: السند‎ "Al-Sind";; Chinese: 森格藏布/狮泉河/印度河, Sēngé Zàngbù/Shīquán Hé/Yìndù Hé; Greek: Ινδός Indos;Turki: Nilab) is the longest river in Pakistan and the twenty-first largest river in the world in terms of annual flow. It is often considered the life-line of Pakistan.

The Europeans used the name "India" for the entire Asian Subcontinent based on Indos, the Greek appellation of this river. Historically significant, the river is at the crux of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization.

Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, the National River runs a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir and then enters Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), flowing through the North in a southerly direction along the entire length of the country, to merge into the Arabian Sea near Pakistan's port city of Karachi in Sindh.

The total length of the river is 3,180 kilometers (1,976 miles). The river has a total drainage area exceeding 1,165,000 square kilometers (450,000 square miles). The river's estimated annual flow stands at around 207 cubic kilometers. Beginning at the heights of the world with glaciers, the river feeds the ecosystem of temperate forests, plains and arid countryside.

Together with the rivers Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Jhelum, Beas and two tributaries from the North West Frontier and Afghanistan, the Indus forms the Sapta Sindhu (Seven Rivers) delta of Pakistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River

From My Beautiful P A K I S T A N.

www.amirmukhtar.com

These old and experienced fishermen were testing the new fishing boat. Its was painted by some artistic mind fishermen. I asked them why this boat was given such colours and design. They smiled at me and kept silent. Then they went for testing the boat and i was ready to consume those colours :))

The Himalayas contain the third-largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic. The Himalayan range encompasses about 15,000 glaciers, which store about 12,000 km3 (3,000 cubic miles) of fresh water.[16] Its glaciers include the Gangotri and Yamunotri (Uttarakhand) and Khumbu glaciers (Mount Everest region), Langtang glacier (Langtang region) and Zemu (Sikkim).

 

Owing to the mountains' latitude near the Tropic of Cancer, the permanent snow line is among the highest in the world at typically around 5,500 metres (18,000 ft). In contrast, equatorial mountains in New Guinea, the Rwenzoris and Colombia have a snow line some 900 metres (2,950 ft) lower. The higher regions of the Himalayas are snowbound throughout the year, in spite of their proximity to the tropics, and they form the sources of several large perennial rivers, most of which combine into two large river systems:

The western rivers, of which the Indus is the largest, combine into the Indus Basin.

The Indus begins in Tibet at the confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers and flows southwest through India and then through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. It is fed by the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, and the Sutlej rivers, among others.

Most of the other Himalayan rivers drain the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin. Its main rivers are the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yamuna, as well as other tributaries. The Brahmaputra originates as the Yarlung Tsangpo River in western Tibet, and flows east through Tibet and west through the plains of Assam. The Ganges and the Brahmaputra meet in Bangladesh, and drain into the Bay of Bengal through the world's largest river delta, the Sunderbans.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas

 

The Indus River (Sanskrit सिन्धु Sindhu,; Urdu: سندھ Sindh; Sindhi: سندھو Sindhu; Punjabi سندھ Sindh; Hindko سندھ Sindh; Avestan: حندو Harahauvati; Tibetan: Senge Tsangpo "Mouth of the Lion.......Senge Khambab" Pashto: ّآباسن Abasin "Father of Rivers"; Persian: Nilou "Hindu"; Arabic: السند‎ "Al-Sind";; Chinese: 森格藏布/狮泉河/印度河, Sēngé Zàngbù/Shīquán Hé/Yìndù Hé; Greek: Ινδός Indos;Turki: Nilab) is the longest river in Pakistan and the twenty-first largest river in the world in terms of annual flow. It is often considered the life-line of Pakistan. The Europeans used the name "India" for the entire Asian Subcontinent based on Indos, the Greek appellation of this river. Historically significant, the river is at the crux of the ancient Indus Valley Civilization. Originating in the Tibetan plateau in the vicinity of Lake Mansarovar in Tibet, the National River runs a course through the Ladakh district of Jammu and Kashmir and then enters Northern Areas (Gilgit-Baltistan), flowing through the North in a southerly direction along the entire length of the country, to merge into the Arabian Sea near Pakistan's port city of Karachi in Sindh. The total length of the river is 3,180 kilometers (1,976 miles). The river has a total drainage area exceeding 1,165,000 square kilometers (450,000 square miles). The river's estimated annual flow stands at around 207 cubic kilometers. Beginning at the heights of the world with glaciers, the river feeds the ecosystem of temperate forests, plains and arid countryside. Together with the rivers Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej, Jhelum, Beas and two tributaries from the North West Frontier and Afghanistan, the Indus forms the Sapta Sindhu (Seven Rivers) delta of Pakistan. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indus_River

Confluence of Chandra and Bhaga rivers at Tandi in Lahaul Spiti in Himachal Pradesh to form Chandrabhaga river encompassing prosperous Pattan valley. Chandrabhaga flows through Kishtwar region in Jammu and Kashmir as Chenab to the plains of Punjab and eventually to Pakistan . . August 2018

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

 

The Bhaga river, a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bara-lacha_la

 

Two streams namely Chandra and Bhaga rise on the opposite sides of the Baralacha pass at an elevation of 4,891 metres and meet at Tandi at an elevation of 2,286 metres to form the river Chenab. The Chenab rises from the South-East and Bhaga from the North-West of the Baralacha pass. It enters Pangi valley of Chamba district near Bhujind and leaves the district at Sansari Nala to enter Podar valley of Kashmir. It flows in Himachal for 122 km. With its total length of 1,200 km., it has a catchment area of 61,000 sq. km., out of which 7,500 sq. km. lie in Himachal Pradesh. It is the largest river of Himachal Pradesh in terms of volume of waters. The Chenab valley is a structual trough formed by the great Himalayan and Pir Panjal ranges.

 

www.himachalworld.com/himachal-geography/chenab-river-and...

Uch or Uch Sharif is located in 75 km from Bahawalpur in Punjab province, Pakistan. Uch is also known as "Alexandria at the Head of the Punjab", is an historical city in Pakistan. Formerly located at the confluence of the Indus and Chenab rivers, it is now removed some 13 km from that confluence. It was an important center in medieval India, as an early stronghold of the Delhi Sultanate in the 13th century during the Muslim conquest.

 

Chenab Valley lies between the middle and outer Himalayan range in the Jammu region of Jammu and Kashmir, India. It is divided into three districts: Doda, Ramban, and Kishtwar and two constituencies of Reasi -Gool-Arnas and Gulabgarh are also believed to be a part of this sub region. The valley touches the Anantnag district of Kashmir to the north, Kishtwar district to the north-east, the Chamba district of Himachal Pradesh, and Kathua district to the South, the Udhampur district to the southwest, and Salal Reasi to the West, with Doda in its middle.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chenab_valley

The Himalayas contain the third-largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic.[15] The Himalayan range encompasses about 15,000 glaciers, which store about 12,000 km3 (3,000 cubic miles) of fresh water.[16] Its glaciers include the Gangotri and Yamunotri (Uttarakhand) and Khumbu glaciers (Mount Everest region), Langtang glacier (Langtang region) and Zemu (Sikkim).

 

Owing to the mountains' latitude near the Tropic of Cancer, the permanent snow line is among the highest in the world at typically around 5,500 metres (18,000 ft).[17] In contrast, equatorial mountains in New Guinea, the Rwenzoris and Colombia have a snow line some 900 metres (2,950 ft) lower.[18] The higher regions of the Himalayas are snowbound throughout the year, in spite of their proximity to the tropics, and they form the sources of several large perennial rivers, most of which combine into two large river systems:

The western rivers, of which the Indus is the largest, combine into the Indus Basin. The Indus begins in Tibet at the confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers and flows southwest through India and then through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. It is fed by the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, and the Sutlej rivers, among others.

Most of the other Himalayan rivers drain the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin. Its main rivers are the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yamuna, as well as other tributaries. The Brahmaputra originates as the Yarlung Tsangpo River in western Tibet, and flows east through Tibet and west through the plains of Assam. The Ganges and the Brahmaputra meet in Bangladesh, and drain into the Bay of Bengal through the world's largest river delta, the Sunderbans.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas

 

The rivers Chandra and Bhaga merge at Tandi to form the Chandra-Bhaga or Chenab River. Thereafter this river flows through an open valley to Thirot from where it enters Chamba District. In Lahaul, this valley is known as the Pattan Valley.

Even I don't remember when did I clicked but must be nearby Keylong pass! Keylong is the administrative centre of the Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 126 km (78 mi) north of Manali and 120 km (75 mi) from the Indo-Tibetan border. It is located along the Manali-Leh Highway, about 7 km (4.3 mi) north-east of intersection of the Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley; on the banks of Bhaga River.

Uch or Uch Sharif Urdu: اوچ شریف) (Greek: Alexandria En Indo Potamo) is located in 75 km from Bahawalpur in Bahawalpur District, South Punjab, Pakistan Uch is an important historical city, being founded by Alexander the Great. Formerly located at the confluence of the Indus and Chenab rivers, it is now removed to Mithankot, some 100 km from that confluence. It was an important center in medieval India, as an early stronghold of the Delhi Sultanate in the 13th century during the Muslim conquest. Uch Sharif contains the tombs of Bibi Jawindi, Baha'al-Halim and Jalaluddin Bukhari, which are considered master pieces of Islamic architecture and are on the UNESCO World Heritage Site tentative list.

 

It is believed that in 325 BCE Alexander the Great founded a city called Alexandria on the Indus at the site of the last confluence of Punjab rivers with the Indus.[1] Nevertheless, some historians believe that Uch predates the advent of Bikramjit when Jains and Buddhists ruled over the area, and that Mithankot or Chacharan Sharif was the true settlement of Alexandria.[citation needed] In AD 712, Muhammad bin Qasim conquered the city and during the Muslim period Uch was one of the centres of Islamic studies of South Asia. There are several tombs of famous mystics (Sufis) in Uch, notably the tombs of Syed Jalaluddin Bukhari and his family. These structures were joined by a series of domed tombs; the first is said to have been built for Baha’ al-Halim by his pupil, the Suharwardiya Sufi saint Jahaniyan Jahangasht (1307–1383), the second for the latter’s great grant daughter, Bibi Jawindi, in 1494, and the third for the latter’s architect.

 

Flooding in the early 19th century caused serious damage to the tombs, including structural problems and the deterioration of masonry and finishes.[2] As the problems have persisted, the "Uch Monument Complex" was listed in the 1998 World Monuments Watch by the World Monuments Fund, and again in 2000 and 2002.[3] The Fund subsequently offered financial assistance for conservation from American Express.[4]

Uch from Wikipedia,

  

Constructed between 1937 and 1939 by English engineer, Trimmu Barrage is located downstream of the confluence of the River Jehlum and River Chenab near the village of Atharan Hazari, Jhang district, Punjab, Pakistan. It is used to control water flow into the River Chenab for irrigation and flood control purposes.

The Himalayas contain the third-largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic. The Himalayan range encompasses about 15,000 glaciers, which store about 12,000 km3 (3,000 cubic miles) of fresh water.[16] Its glaciers include the Gangotri and Yamunotri (Uttarakhand) and Khumbu glaciers (Mount Everest region), Langtang glacier (Langtang region) and Zemu (Sikkim).

 

Owing to the mountains' latitude near the Tropic of Cancer, the permanent snow line is among the highest in the world at typically around 5,500 metres (18,000 ft). In contrast, equatorial mountains in New Guinea, the Rwenzoris and Colombia have a snow line some 900 metres (2,950 ft) lower. The higher regions of the Himalayas are snowbound throughout the year, in spite of their proximity to the tropics, and they form the sources of several large perennial rivers, most of which combine into two large river systems:

The western rivers, of which the Indus is the largest, combine into the Indus Basin.

The Indus begins in Tibet at the confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers and flows southwest through India and then through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. It is fed by the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, and the Sutlej rivers, among others.

Most of the other Himalayan rivers drain the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin. Its main rivers are the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yamuna, as well as other tributaries. The Brahmaputra originates as the Yarlung Tsangpo River in western Tibet, and flows east through Tibet and west through the plains of Assam. The Ganges and the Brahmaputra meet in Bangladesh, and drain into the Bay of Bengal through the world's largest river delta, the Sunderbans.

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The Himalayas contain the third-largest deposit of ice and snow in the world, after Antarctica and the Arctic. The Himalayan range encompasses about 15,000 glaciers, which store about 12,000 km3 (3,000 cubic miles) of fresh water.[16] Its glaciers include the Gangotri and Yamunotri (Uttarakhand) and Khumbu glaciers (Mount Everest region), Langtang glacier (Langtang region) and Zemu (Sikkim).

 

Owing to the mountains' latitude near the Tropic of Cancer, the permanent snow line is among the highest in the world at typically around 5,500 metres (18,000 ft). In contrast, equatorial mountains in New Guinea, the Rwenzoris and Colombia have a snow line some 900 metres (2,950 ft) lower. The higher regions of the Himalayas are snowbound throughout the year, in spite of their proximity to the tropics, and they form the sources of several large perennial rivers, most of which combine into two large river systems:

The western rivers, of which the Indus is the largest, combine into the Indus Basin.

The Indus begins in Tibet at the confluence of Sengge and Gar rivers and flows southwest through India and then through Pakistan to the Arabian Sea. It is fed by the Jhelum, the Chenab, the Ravi, the Beas, and the Sutlej rivers, among others.

Most of the other Himalayan rivers drain the Ganges-Brahmaputra Basin. Its main rivers are the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yamuna, as well as other tributaries. The Brahmaputra originates as the Yarlung Tsangpo River in western Tibet, and flows east through Tibet and west through the plains of Assam. The Ganges and the Brahmaputra meet in Bangladesh, and drain into the Bay of Bengal through the world's largest river delta, the Sunderbans.

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Today I went to Head Marala bridge sialkot and took many fotos hope you will like, Thanks a lot

Marala Headworks is a headworks situated on the River Chenab near the city of Gujrat and Sialkot in Punjab province of Pakistan.

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Bara Shigri is the largest glacier located in the state of Himachal Pradesh, India, Bara-Sigri glacier which is the second longest glacier in Himalaya after Gangotri, both are around 30 km long. The glacier is located in the Chandra Valley of Lahaul. The glacier feeds the Chenab River.

 

The name comes from the Lahaul dilect, where Bara means big and Shigri means glacier.

 

According to Hugh Whistler's 1924 writing, "Shigri is applied par-excellence to one particular glacier that emerges from the mountains on the left bank of the Chenab. It is said to be several miles long, and the snout reaches right down to the river, lying athwart the customary road from Kullu to Spiti." Estimates differ as to the breadth of the glacier where it is crossed, as owing to its movement and roughness no two caravans cross it in exactly the same way, but it is not less than a mile wide. In 1836 this glacier dammed the Chenab River, causing the formation of a large lake, which eventually broke loose and carried devastation down the valley.

 

The Bara Shigri glacier attracted much attention for many years because of the valuable antimony deposits found there. The glacier was first surveyed in 1906 by H. Walker and E.H. Pascoe of the Geological Survey of India. In 1955, the Geological Survey of India sponsored an expedition to this glacier as part of the Indian programme for the International Geophysical Year 1956-57, when a number of Himalayan glaciers were examined and their snout position fixed.

 

The Bara Shigri glacier flows northwards and debouches into the Chenab River where its southerly course is deflected westwards, close to the Spiti border. The glacier's altitude is between 3,950 m (12,960 ft) and 4,570 m (14,990 ft), and its 11 km (6.8 mi) length has been recently surveyed and mapped.

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Bara Shigri - Second largest glacier in the Himalayas which feeds river Chenab, as seen from an altitude of ~4600m (Kunzum Pass) with Chhota Shigri. It was an amazing travel to Lahaul and Spiti district of Himachal, am completely awestruck with what I've seen.

 

It was super windy and rain clouds were passing. Stitched panorama.

 

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Upper Chenab Canal

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at Head Marala, River Chenab, Sialkot Sector

Kyelong or Kyelang is the administrative centre of the Lahaul and Spiti district in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh, 126 km (78 mi) north of Manali and 120 km (75 mi) from the Indo-Tibetan border. It is located along the Manali-Leh Highway, about 7 km (4.3 mi) north-east of intersection of the Chandra Valley, the Bhaga Valley, and the Chenab Valley; on the banks of Bhaga River.

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Shahi Masjid, Chiniot, Punjab

 

Chiniot city is an administration headquarter of Chiniot District, in the state of Punjab, Pakistan. Located between the heart of river Chenab with the heads of small rocky hills, it is known for its wooden furniture architecture which has a great attraction in all over the world.

 

Learn more here,

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River Chenab Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan

Bara-lacha la also known as Bara-lacha Pass, or Bārā Lācha La, (el. 4,890 m or 16,040 ft) is a high mountain pass in Zanskar range, connecting Lahaul district in Himachal Pradesh to Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir, situated along the Leh–Manali Highway.

 

View of Bara-lacha La

The Bhaga river, a tributary of the Chandrabhaga or Chenab river, originates from Surya taal lake, which is situated a few of kilometers from the pass towards Manali. The other major tributary of the Chandrabhaga, the Chandra also originates from glacier in this region. The pass also acts as a water-divide between the Bhaga river and the Yunam river.

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in northwestern India and northeastern Pakistan, one of the five tributaries of the Indus River that give the Punjab (meaning “Five Rivers”) its name. It rises in the Himalayas in Himachal Pradesh state, India, and flows west-northwest past Chamba, turning southwest at the boundary of Jammu and Kashmir state. The river then flows to the Pakistani border and along it for more than 50 miles (80 km) before entering Pakistan’s Punjab province. It flows past Lahore and turns west near Kamalia, emptying into the Chenab River south of Ahmadpur Sial after a course of about 450 miles (725 km).

Bhaga River which joins the Chandra River downstream at Tandi to form the Chandrabhaga River in Himachal Pradesh territory, and as it enters Jammu and Kashmir it is renamed as the Chenab River. The Bhaga River originates from Surya taal. The Chandra river originates from the glacier close to the Chandra Taal lake in the Spiti district.

Long exposure of a small rivulet taken on the Leh Manali road near Khoksar

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