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The Himalaya       

The Himalaya Range or Himalayas for short meaning "abode of snow" is a Mountain Range in Asia. separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.

Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's highest peaks, the Eight-thousanders, which include Mount Everest and K2. The Himalayan system, which includes outlying subranges, stretches across six countries: Afghanistan, Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, and Pakistan Some of the world's major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra, and the Yangtze, rise in the Himalayas.

The main Himalaya range spread, west to east, from the Indus river valley to the Brahmaputra river valley, forming an arc 2,400 km long, which varies in width from 400 km in the western Kashmir-Xinjiang region to 150 km in the eastern Tibet-Arunachal Pradesh region. The range consists of three coextensive sub-ranges, with the northern-most, and highest, known as the Great or Inner Himalayas.  

 


Fig: Indian Himalaya


 
Pligrimage in Himalaya:  
 
 
 
 

Himalayan Ecology: The flora and fauna of the Himalayas varies with climate, rainfall, altitude, and soils. The climate ranges from tropical at the base of the mountains to permanent ice and snow at the highest elevations. The amount of yearly rainfall increases from west to east along the front of the range. This diversity of climate, altitude, rainfall and soil conditions generates a variety of distinct plant and animal communities

  • Lowland forests
  • The Terai belt
  • Bhabhar belt
  • Shiwalik Hills
  • Inner Terai or Dun Valleys
  • Lesser Himalaya
  • Midlands
  • Alpine shrub and grasslands

Himalaya Destination: Himalayas present an endless variation in terms of climate, geography, flora and fauna, and visiting its various destinations will bring Himalayas present an endless variation in terms of climate,  you close to the rich cultural heritage of the region.