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Himalaya

Region(s): Asia, China: (Tibet Autonomous Region), Pakistan: (Islāmābād Capital Territory, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab), Bhutan: (Bumthang Dzongkhag, Chhukha Dzongkhag, Dagana Dzongkhag, Gasa, Haa Dzongkhag, Lhuentse Dzongkhag, Mongar Dzongkhag, Paro, Pemagatshel Dzongkhag, Punakha Dzongkhag, Samdrup Jongkhar, Samtse Dzongkhag, Sarpang Dzongkhag, Thimphu Dzongkhag, Trashi Yangste, Trashigang Dzongkhag, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Tsirang Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, Zhemgang Dzongkhag), Nepal: (Central Region, Eastern Region, Far Western, Mid Western, Western Region), India: (Kashmir, State of Himāchal Pradesh, State of Sikkim, Uttarakhand), Bangladesh: (Rangpur Division), Afghanistan: (Velāyat-e Nūrestān)
Parent Range:
Max. Elevation: 8 848 m / 29 029 ft
Geology: Tectonic
Average Length: 1 801 miles / 2 900 km
Average Width: 350 miles / 217 km
Image of Himalaya
Credit: Christoph Hormann

Overview

Range Name(s): Himalaya
Max. Elevation: 8 848 m / 29 029 ft
Region(s): Asia
Location: Asia, China: (Tibet Autonomous Region), Pakistan: (Islāmābād Capital Territory, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab), Bhutan: (Bumthang Dzongkhag, Chhukha Dzongkhag, Dagana Dzongkhag, Gasa, Haa Dzongkhag, Lhuentse Dzongkhag, Mongar Dzongkhag, Paro, Pemagatshel Dzongkhag, Punakha Dzongkhag, Samdrup Jongkhar, Samtse Dzongkhag, Sarpang Dzongkhag, Thimphu Dzongkhag, Trashi Yangste, Trashigang Dzongkhag, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Tsirang Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, Zhemgang Dzongkhag), Nepal: (Central Region, Eastern Region, Far Western, Mid Western, Western Region), India: (Kashmir, State of Himāchal Pradesh, State of Sikkim, Uttarakhand), Bangladesh: (Rangpur Division), Afghanistan: (Velāyat-e Nūrestān)
Activity type: Mountaineering, Hiking
Starting Point: 28.63274679922588
83.056640625
Parent Range: Please update
Geology: Tectonic
Snow line: 6 000 m / 19 685 ft
Average Length: 1 801 miles / 2 900 km
Average Width: 350 miles / 217 km
Nearst
Airport(s):
Tribhuvan International Airport (KTM), Lhasa Gonggar Airport (LXA)
Convenience Center(s): Please update
National
Park(s):
Sagarmāthā, Annapurna

Location

Asia, China: (Tibet Autonomous Region), Pakistan: (Islāmābād Capital Territory, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Punjab), Bhutan: (Bumthang Dzongkhag, Chhukha Dzongkhag, Dagana Dzongkhag, Gasa, Haa Dzongkhag, Lhuentse Dzongkhag, Mongar Dzongkhag, Paro, Pemagatshel Dzongkhag, Punakha Dzongkhag, Samdrup Jongkhar, Samtse Dzongkhag, Sarpang Dzongkhag, Thimphu Dzongkhag, Trashi Yangste, Trashigang Dzongkhag, Trongsa Dzongkhag, Tsirang Dzongkhag, Wangdue Phodrang Dzongkhag, Zhemgang Dzongkhag), Nepal: (Central Region, Eastern Region, Far Western, Mid Western, Western Region), India: (Kashmir, State of Himāchal Pradesh, State of Sikkim, Uttarakhand), Bangladesh: (Rangpur Division), Afghanistan: (Velāyat-e Nūrestān)
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    Because it's the Himalaya! The highest and the majestic mountains of the planet, which became a cult among climbers.
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    The highest mountain range in the world. This range is home to nine of the ten highest peaks on Earth , including the highest, Mount Everest. Himalayas rise above the Indo-Gangetic Plain in three parallel levels of different high. Lower about a thousand meters in altitude - Sivalik Hills. Medium - Lower Himalayan Range is reaching two to three thousand meters. Great Himalayas separated from Sivalik Hills and Lower Himalayan Range with valleys - Kashmir, Kathmandu and others. They are the highest and from west to east are divided into Punjabi, Kumaon, Nepal, Sikkim and Assam Ranges. Greater Himalayas is characterized by sharp alpine terrain features and glaciation.
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    Located between the Tibetan Plateau and the Indo-Gangetic plain at the border of Central and South Asia.
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    The upper boundary of the alpine meadows in the Himalayas reaches 5000 m and only replaced the belt here, devoid of vegetation. For comparison, in the Alps at an altitude of 3000 meters there is no plant.

     

    Earth's highest mountain - Mount Everest, also known as Sagarmāthā and Chomolungma, is located in the Mahalangur section of the Himalayas.

     

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Last update: Mountain Planet (25 Nov 2015) • History
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