The lab is well equipped with instruments required for the glaciological studies and analysis of field data, particularly for mass balance, hydrology, glacial sediments snow/ice chemistry, ice flow and ice thickness measurements, etc. There is a field station at an altitude of 3800 m and data on various aspects of glacier studies is being collected round the year. The laboratory at WIHG is equipped with the following.
- Electronic Distance Meter (EDM): used for topographic survey, stakes measurement for mass-balance studies and snout fluctuation.
- Ground Penetrating Radar Survey (GPR): used for estimating the ice thickness of the glacier, bed rock topography and total snow accumulation/ablation in a budget year.
- Sieve Shaker: used for grain size analyses of suspended sediments, moraines and supra, sub and englacial sediments.
- Automatic Weather Station (AWS): Installed on the Chorabari glacier to collect meteorological data round the year.
- Steam Drill Machine: used for stake networking (drill duo to 12m) for mass balance and flow measurement.