The Himalayas, form of mountain range Asia separating the plains of the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau. The range has many of the Earth’s highest peaks, including the highest, Mount Everest The Himalayas include over fifty mountains exceeding 7,200 m (23,600 ft) in elevation, including ten of the fourteen 8000 metre peaks.
The Himalayas are inhabited by 52.7 million people, and are spread across five countries : Nepal,India, Bhutan, China and Pakistan. Some of the world’s major rivers – the Indus the Ganges (Ganga) and the Tsangpo-Bramhaputra– rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage basin is home to roughly 600 million people. The Himalayas have a profound effect on the climate of the region, helping to keep the monsoon rains on the Indian plain and limiting rainfall on the Tibetan plateau. The Himalayas have profoundly shaped the cultures of the Indian Sub continent; many Himalayan peaks are sacred in Hinduism and Buddhism.
Many spots of Himalayan region are excellent places of skiing, trekking and hiking.
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