Chorabari Glacier also known as the Chorabari Bamak Glacier lies in the Garhwal Himalayan region of Uttarakhand. Spanning over 15 square kilometers it is around 7 kms in length. Situated close to Kedarnath, the scared shrine of the Hindus, this glacier is a lot popular among avid adventure enthusiasts. The Chorabari Glacier features two snouts which form the source of the Mandakini River and Chorabari Tal respectively.
Frequented by ardent trekkers and nature admirers, the trail to Chorabari Glacier is easy to trek. Sonprayag serves as the starting point of the trek to this astounding glacier. On reaching the summit, one gets to witness the mesmeric views of the snow and the glory of the Himalayan glacier. Chorabari Glacier can be best witnessed while on your way to Kedarnath, which is not so far from this spot. The sight of the snow-laden Chorabari Glacier from close proximity is sure to lend you with an experience of a lifetime.
There was approximately a 400m long and 200m wide Chorabari Lake which was situated around 2 km upstream from the town of Kedarnath. The relentless rains back in December 2013, damaging the Chorabari Glacier, had made the lake break open its boundaries. Carrying with itself massive mountain and glacial debris, it had almost washed out the Kedarnath Town. This is one big natural disaster that is still being examined and studied.