Astor River (Urdu: دریائے استور), in Pakistan’s Gilgit-Baltistan administrative region, is a tributary of the Indus River and one of the rivers draining the Deosai Plateau, running through Astore Valley. It rises in a glacier on the north-facing slopes of the great Himalayan range near the Burzil Pass in the Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir. It flows in a northwesterly direction and joins the Indus River soon after it emerges from the main Himalayan gorge a little downstream of Bunji. This river drains the area lying to the east of Nanga Parbat.
Many small snow-fed streams originating from different depressions on the great Himalayan range join the Astor River in its short course. Its catchment area consists of U-shaped valleys, glacial moraines, cirques and steep slopes. It is largely devoid of a vegetative cover.
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