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H i m a l a y a n   L a n d s  &  R o u t e s

The Himalaya can be divided into four zones parallel to each other :

The Shiwalik Foothills

5 to 50 km. wide and their altitude rarely exceeds 1500m. This region is generally covered with damp forest.

The Great Himalaya

Comprising the Zone of high snow-caped peaks which are about 150 or 160 Km. from the edge of the plains, this consists of lower alpine zone up to 4875 M. and upper snow-bound zone usually above 4575M. to 5100 M. The alpine zone has rhododendrons, thick shrubs with variety of beautiful flowers and grass.

The Trans Himalayan Zones

About 40Km. in width, encompassing the valleys of the rivers rising behind the great Himalaya, these river basins are at an altitude of 3600M. to 4250M.

Himalaya Ranges

The most extraordinary thing about Himalaya is the way they have been formed in three parallel ranges known as Great Himalaya, the Lesser or the Central Himalaya and the Outer or the Shiwalik Himalaya.  Commencing at Nanga Parbat in the north-west, these ranges pass through Pakistan, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Kumaon, Nepal, Sikkim, Bhutan & Arunachal Pradesh. M o r e  I n f o.

Indian Himalayan Routes

The Himalaya, youngest mountain system in the world, took shape as a result of a major geological event millions of years ago when tectonic plate of Indian subcontinent collided with the Eurasian plate. Himalaya is a Sanskrit word that means the abode of snow.  Himalaya has always been worshipped as abode of Gods.  It is held in Great reverence even today and people consider the Himalayan mountains sacred.  Several mountain peaks are named after gods and goddesses and there are thousands of sacred temples scattered all over the Himalayan region. M o r e  I n f o.

Nepal Himalayan Routes

The Himalayas are the mightiest range of mountains in the world and Nepal, with its numerous cultures, ancient cities, diverse topography and biodiversity is located in the heart of this range. Nepal is known as a true Himalayan Kingdom, reason being this country contains nine of the world's fourteen highest peaks. M o r e  I n f o.

Tibetan Himalayan Routes

Shangri La', 'the Rooftop of the World' - locked away in its Himalayan fortress, Tibet has long exercised a siren's hold on the imagination of the West. Tibetans are used to hardship, and despite the disastrous Chinese occupation, they have managed to keep their culture and humor alive.  Tibet also contains a large number of lakes from which rise some of the largest Himalayan Rivers. At present, this region forms the autonomous region in China. M o r e  I n f o.

Bhutanese Himalayan Routes

The Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan is fast emerging from centuries of self imposed isolation. First opened to tourists in 1974 in very regulated manner upon the coronation of present Bhutanese King, this mountain kingdom is still perhaps the world's most exclusive tourists destination. M o r e  I n f o.

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