10 Interesting Facts about the Himalayas

One of the folded mountain ranges of Earth. Having several famous peaks, famous for its beauty.

Highest Mountain Range on Earth

This Monstrous mountain range covers 0.4% of earth’s surface area. There are 30 peaks in Himalayas that tower over 24,000 feet

59 Top Highest Mountain Peaks

If you search Wikipedia for highest mountain peaks you can see a list of 108, apart from 60th position (Jengish Chokusu) rest 107 peaks are located in Himalayas.

Third Pole of Earth

Not as a magnetic pole, but as it stores the highest amount of snow and ice on the earth surface after North & South Pole

Mount Kailash - Pilgrimage of Four Religions

It is a religious and spiritual place for followers of Hinduism, Jainism, Tibetian Budhhism and Bőn

Youngest Mountain Range of the World

Aged about 50 million years Himalayas are the youngest mountain range in the world

Never Melting Abode of Snow

The Himalaya was named after joining two Sanskrit words “Hima” meaning- Snow and “Alaya” means- Home or Abode

Himalayas are Alive

Geologically this mountain range is alive as this mountain range is still growing 5 mm per year

Storage of Medicinal Herbs

A wide range of different medicinal plants and herbs can be found in the Himalayas, which are used for millennia to treat different ailment

Mount Everest

Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay were the first ascenders of Mount Everest,  world’s highest mountain peak on 29thMay 1953

The Himalayas

The range has more than 1500 glaciers, from there river Ganga, Bramhaputra, Indus and many more important rivers are originated

Endless Journey

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