Khumbu (66) Everest (8848m) - Nuptse (7861m)

Himalayas

Description

The Himalayas are a high mountain system in Asia between the Indian subcontinent in the south and the Tibetan highlands in the north. The mountain range stretches for some 3,000 km from Pakistan to Myanmar (Burma) and reaches a maximum width of 350 km. The Himalayas are home to ten of the fourteen mountains on Earth whose peaks are more than 8,000 m high (“eight-thousanders”), including Mount Everest, the highest mountain in the world at 8,848 m.

The mountain ranges from Central Asia, the Khyber Pass on the border of Afghanistan and Pakistan and the Karakorum in Kashmir, along the border of India and the two Himalayan States Nepal and Bhutan with Tibet, to the south-collapsed Patkai Mountains between Assam and Myanmar and the Hengduan Mountains, the southern flank of the eastern slope of the Tibetan Highlands. It separates South Asia from the rest of the continent.

List of sights

Annapurna271 photos

Annapurna (288) Ghandrung
AnnapurnaNepal

Coordinates: 28° 32′ 7″ N, 84° 7′ 22″ E

Annapurna is a section of the Himalayas in north-central Nepal that includes 8,091 m Annapurna I, thirteen additional peaks over 7,000 m and 16 more over 6,000 m. This section is a 55 km long massif bounded by the Kali Gandaki Gorge on the west,… [Read more]

Khumbu 1991111 photos

Khumbu (66) Everest (8848m) - Nuptse (7861m)
Khumbu 1991Nepal

Coordinates: 27° 38′ 11″ N, 86° 13′ 49″ E

Khumbu, the Everest Region, is one of three subregions of the main Sherpa settlement of the Himalaya with elevation ranging from 3,300 m to the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest at 8,848 m. [Read more]

Khumbu 1997168 photos

Khumbu (315) Changtse (7543m)
Khumbu 1997Nepal

Coordinates: 27° 58′ 46″ N, 86° 55′ 17″ E

Khumbu (also known as the Everest Region) is a region of northeastern Nepal on the Nepalese side of Mount Everest. It is part of the Solukhumbu District, which in turn is part of the Sagarmatha Zone. Khumbu is one of three subregions of the main … [Read more]

Mustang219 photos

Mustang (224) Tangya
MustangNepal

Coordinates: 29° 10′ 58″ N, 83° 57′ 24″ E

Mustang (from the Tibetan möntangfertile plain”), formerly Kingdom of Lo, is a remote and isolated region of the Nepalese Himalayas. The Upper Mustang was a restricted area until 1992 which makes it one of the most preserved regions in the world,… [Read more]

Zanskar184 photos

Zanskar (66) Karsha
ZanskarIndia

Coordinates: 33° 14′ 24″ N, 77° 8′ 56″ E

Zanskar covers an area of about 7,000 km², at an altitude between 3,500 and 7,000 m. It consists of the country lying along the two main branches of the Zanskar River; the Doda and the Lungnak rivers. The Zanskar River takes a north-eastern course… [Read more]

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Themes608 photos

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Sight visited and photos classified by themes. [Read more]

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