This is Nun Glacier from the village of Parkachik in Kargil, Jammu and Kashmir. Being this close to glaciers can often be terrifyingly rewarding. I saw the collapsed glacier pieces formed as separated dead ice blocks, dumps and a small crystalline lake hidden somewhere in the corner. As I stood observing the mysteries of the earth, I could both see and hear the sound of ice calving from around the valley. It takes the form of a thunderous roar, a sound that quite literally shakes you up from within. When you’re standing among these towering giants, it’s enlightening to trace the origin of some of our fresh water bodies back to them. On the contrary, as you’d expect, I also witnessed the glacier melting but had no means to observe the rate at which it’s retreating. However, the satellite image on google does show the glacier snaking all the way down to the Suru river, which wasn’t the case while I was there.