It’s located in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Pakistan, home to some of the world’s highest mountains. The glacier runs through part of the region’s Karakoram mountain range, near a mountain known as K2, highest mountain in the region at 8,611 meters (28,251 feet). Three other nearby mountains within 20 kilometers all top 8,000 meters as well.
The glacier gives rise to the Shigar River, which is a tributary of the Indus River.
Several large tributary glaciers feed the main Baltoro Glacier, including the Godwin Austen Glacier, flowing south from K2