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  Himalayas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Himalaya is a mountain range in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
The Salween, Mekong, the Yangtze and the Huang He (Yellow River) all originate from parts of the Tibetan plateau that are geologically distinct from the Himalaya mountains, and are therefore not considered true Himalayan rivers.
Due to the mountain ranges, the western disturbances which appear from Iran during winter are prevented from travelling any further, resulting in snow in Kashmir and rainfall for parts of Punjab and northern India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Himalaya   (2047 words)

 Himalaya Trekking,Himalaya Trekking Tours,Trekking in Himalaya Mountains
Himalaya Trekking - Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and impressive range in the world, is fastly becoming the most visited adventure trekking zone of the world.
Himalayas are known as the one of the youngest mountain ranges in the world and is counted among the best trekking regions in the world...
The terrain from the Shivalik hills of Jammu to the rugged mountains of Ladakh is a geographer's delight...
www.visit-himalaya.com /himalaya-trekking   (408 words)

 :: APMN | mountains - The Himalaya ::
The word Himalaya is a compound of Sanskrit words, hima for snow and alaya for abode, referring to the lofty range between the Indo-Gangetic plain and the Tibetan plateau.
West of the Ravi, the width of the mountain proper is close to 483 km with parallel ranges of the Siwalik, Pir Panjal, Main Himalaya, Zanskar, and Ladakh.
The Central Himalaya, extending 800 km from the Mahakali-Sarda to the Mechi rivers, corresponds to the longitudinal extension of Nepal encompassing the Karnali, Gandaki, and Kosi basins.
www.mtnforum.org /apmn/new_website/mountains/ch2_himalaya.php   (1864 words)

 Himalayan Mountains,Himalaya Mountain,Himalayan Mountain in Himalayas Mountains Range
Himalayan Mountains - Undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and impressive range in the world, is fastly becoming the most visited adventure zone of the world.
Five major mountains that form the main chunk of the Himalayan Mountains are K2 (Austin Godwin), Nanga Parbat Peak, Mount Everest, Annapurna and Kanchenjunga.
The "top" of the mountain at which the elevation was measured can vary as much as twenty feet or more, depending on how much snow has fallen on its peak.
www.visit-himalaya.com /himalayas/himalayan-mountains.html   (498 words)

 Himalayas - Himalayas Mountains Tour Himalaya Trekking in Himalayas
The land of Himalayas through which many a travel story talks of traditions and beliefs, where travelers that have spanned the mountains, valleys and pastures, pause to tell their tale.
Himalaya, a Sankrit word, which means ' The Abode Of Snow' and all other names used to describe this mountain range associate it with eternal snow - "Himvan", "Himvat", "Himachal" and "Himadri".
Visiting the Himalaya always means having a bit of adventure, whether its taking a trekking tour to any of the high passes or visiting the monastic establishments of the Trans-Himalayan regions of India....
himalayas.indiantravelportal.com   (400 words)

 MSN Encarta - Further Reading - Mountain
This photographic essay explains how mountains are made; for readers in grades 3 to 6.
In describing his research on the Andes Mountains, the author provides a good account of what geologists do.
Colorado's former governor celebrates the mountains of his state, with photographs by Wunrow.
encarta.msn.com /readings_761577470/Mountain.html   (225 words)

 Encyclopedia: Himalaya Mountains
The Himalaya (the Himalayan Range) is a mountain range in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent on the south from the Tibetan Plateau on the north.
The growth of the Himalaya is the result of a continental collision or orogeny along the convergent boundary between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate.
Since the Himalaya is snow-clad throughout the year, is it the source for several large perennial rivers.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Himalaya-Mountains   (860 words)

 Birth of the Himalayas
As the Himalayas rose the forces of erosion kept pace, leading to the formation of a contiguous lower range of hills known as the Shivaliks.
This amazing situation, making Mt. Kailash the literal lynchpin of the Himalaya, is the result of a 30 million year old upthrust of the Kailash range at a time when the Himalayas were in the slow, initial phase of their formation.
himalaya is the domain of the Ganga and it's feeder streams while the Teesta drains the Sikkimese himalaya.
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 Himalaya -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Its two main rivers are the (An Asian river; rises in the Himalayas and flows east into the Bay of Bengal; a sacred river of the Hindus) Ganges and the (An Asian river; flows into the Bay of Bengal) Brahmaputra.
The Himalaya has a profound effect on the (The weather in some location averaged over some long period of time) climate of the (Click link for more info and facts about Indian subcontinent) Indian subcontinent and the (Click link for more info and facts about Tibetan plateau) Tibetan plateau.
In Hinduism, the Himalaya have also been personified as the god Himavat, the father of ((Judaism) a period of seven days of mourning after the death of close relative) Shiva's consort, (Wife of Siva and a benevolent aspect of Devi: goddess of plenty) Parvati.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/hi/himalaya.htm   (2142 words)

 Scientists Find Half-Billion-Year-Old Ancestral Mountains In The Himalaya
The world's highest and most spectacular mountains, the Himalaya of Nepal, India, and Bhutan, are built on the foundations of a much older mountain system, University of Arizona geoscientists have discovered.
"We conclude that the modern Himalaya Mountains are built on the foundations of an ancient mountain range that may have been of similar dimensions," said UA geosciences Professor George Gehrels, who used state-of-the-art radioisotope techniques to date rock formations in the Himalayan thrust belt.
Subsequently, the ancestral Himalaya Mountains disappeared and the region eventually subsided below sea level as the landmass was rifted away from India's northern margin, Gehrels said.
www.sciencedaily.com /releases/2003/10/031006071157.htm   (1129 words)

 Himalaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Together, the Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to all 14 of the world's highest peaks, the Eight-thousanders, including Mount Everest.
To comprehend the enormous scale of Himalayan peaks, consider that Aconcagua at 22,841 feet (6962 m) is the highest mountain in the Andes, while there are over thirty peaks in the Himalaya exceeding 25,000 feet (7620 m).
Etymologically Himalaya means "abode of snow" in Sanskrit (from hima "snow", and aalaya "abode").
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/H/Himalaya.htm   (1971 words)

 Himalayan Mountains,Himalaya Mountains & Peaks,Himalayan Peaks,Himalaya Mountains Peaks & Glaciers in Himalayan ...
The Himalaya, roof of the world, is a magic place where the magnificence of the world’s highest mountains is mirrored in the rugged beauty and unique culture of the people who live in their shadow.
Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain in the Himalayas.
Himalayas well known exotic and pictureque glaciers are in Uttaranchal and attracts visitor from all over the world.
www.travel-himalayas.com /himalayan-mountains-peaks   (441 words)

 Ari's Base Camp - Mountains/Himalaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The main mountaineering areas in India are Garhwal Himal and Kumaon regions of Uttar Pradesh (also known as Utteranchal), located in the northern India, northeast of Delhi.
The weather is cool in the mountains year round, with winters being especially severe, and monsoon season creating impossible traveling conditions as the heavy rains bring torrents and mudslides.
Mountains of Sikkim are renowned for their poor weather, frequent snowfall and general cloud cover.
ari.rdx.net /abc/mountains/himalaya.htm   (4850 words)

 ipedia.com: Himalayas Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia, separating India and Pakistan on the south and southwest from the vast Tibetan plateau on the north.
The Himalayas (the Himalayan Range) are a mountain range in Asia, separating India and Pakistan on the south and southwest from the vast Tibetan plateau (occupied by China) on the north.
According to plate tectonics, the Himalayas are the result of a convergent boundary between the Indo-Australian and Eurasian Plates.
www.ipedia.com /himalayas.html   (274 words)

 " Karakorum Himalaya: A Bibliography" -Mtn-Forum On-Line Library Document
For example, the Karakorum Himalaya is almost the last place on earth where the Neolithic goat cult, which was once common from the Alps to the Himalaya, still plays a role in the management of livestock.
Thorsell and Harrison's (1995) vast compilation of all mountain protected areas in the world and the criteria by which they were created is regarded as the foundation for the designation of future protected areas where natural heritage is dominant.
The Greater Himalaya mountains were known for their role in acting as conduits for the trade between South, and Central and Inner Asia.
www.mtnforum.org /resources/library/allan97a.htm   (4094 words)

 Fashion Newsrat: Your Source for Fashion News on Himalaya   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Himalaya Drug to test direct selling route Dec 23, 2003 The Rs 300-crore, Bangalore-based Himalaya Drug Company, has initiated a pilot project in Chennai modelled on the lines of `personalised, direct selling' for...
Himalaya brings personal care range under common brand Dec 11, 2003 Himalaya Drug Company has announced the rechristening of its personal care range ‘Himalaya Ayurvedic Concepts’ in India, to ‘Himalaya Herbals’, the...
Dec 11, 2003 Scientists have found that, despite a vast difference in precipitation between the north and south sides of the Himalaya Mountains, rates of erosion are...
newsrat.com /fashion/designers/Himalaya.html   (1698 words)

 Remote Sensing Tutorial Page 6-14   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
We remind you with this illustration (seen before in Section 2) that the Himalayas are the result of a massive collision by the northward migrating Indian subcontinent against the offshore sediments and land rocks in the "underbelly" of Eurasian plate along South Asia.
The Himalayas occupy nearly all of the country of Nepal (a bit of India is present at the bottom of the next image).
This tallest (28030 ft) peak on Earth is the ultimate goal of intrepid mountain climbers (more than 200 have died in their attempt to reach its summit).
rst.gsfc.nasa.gov /Sect6/Sect6_14.html   (1864 words)

 God in Himalaya Mountains - the Land of God
Himalaya is the abode of Shiva and his consort "Shakthi" (literally - power or the driving force).
Much of the colourful pomp and ceremony associated with the people of this Himalayan region is probably because of the number of temples,Sikh Gurudwaras, Buddhist monasteries and churches dotting the landscape.
These temples, as is usual in Himalayas, are mostly built of intricately carved wood.
www.come2india.org /god.html   (700 words)

 Boot Camp training in Himalayas, boot camp in Shimla   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Himalayas, the tallest mountain range in the world, are located in Northern India.
Cradled in the heart of Himalayas is the small, quaint town of Shimla (capital of Indian state of Himachal Pradesh).
Shimla is also the base station for adventures such as trekking, mountain climbing, river rafting, skiing, para-gliding, angling, camping and generally being with nature.
www.koenig-solutions.com /training/shimla_boot_camp.htm   (422 words)

 Himalaya Mountains,Himalaya Mountain Range,Himalayan Mountains   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Indian Himalayas is undoubtedly one of the most spectacular and impressive mountain ranges in the world.
The Himalayas are known for their beauty, majesty and the friendly people.Himalayas have been rightly considered a land of pilgrimage, spirituality, serenity and beauty.
Himalayas are rugged foothills are carved into deep gorges and ravines by innumerable streams and the descent of the five rivers namley the Sutlej, Beas, Ravi, Chenab and Jhelum.
www.holiday-in-india.com /himalaya-mountains.html   (439 words)

 World Watch: Saving the Himalaya. (Himalaya Mountains)(includes related article) (Cover Story)@ HighBeam Research
The Himalaya mountain range is populated by at least 118 million inhabitants who disregard and destroy the range's environmental well-being.
The world's highest mountain range must be given the highest priority for international research and assistance to prevent further damage.
Himalayan people are living in overall poverty, and poor farmers will solve their hunger problems before paying attention to environmental concerns.
www.highbeam.com /library/doc0.asp?DOCID=1G1:15150560&refid=ip_encyclopedia_hf   (198 words)

 ISS EarthKAM: Tibet: Mountains
The mountains to the north of the lakes are the Gangdise Shan, or Kailash Range.
They contain a mountain that is revered as the most holy mountain in the world by Buddhist, Hindu, Jain and Bon-po adherents: Mount Kailash, which at the modest altitude of 6742 m.
This area has also been called the Tethys Himalaya by geologists and the reason for that name is told by the story of plate tectonics.
earthkam.ucsd.edu /public/images/investigations/tibet/mountains.shtml   (398 words)

 The Infography about the Himalaya Mountain Region
The following sources are recommended by a professor whose research specialty is the environment, culture, and geography of the Himalaya Mountains.
The Himalayas: A Syllabus of the Region's History, Anthropology and Religion.
Mountains of the Gods: The Himalaya and the Mountains of Central Asia.
www.infography.com /content/999607360921.html   (100 words)

 Himalayan Mountains,Himalayan Mountain,Himalaya Mountains Travel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This is the principal mountain range dividing the Indian subcontinent from Nanga Parbat in the west, the range stretches for over 2,000-km to the mountains bordering Sikkim and Bhutan in the east.
The west Himalaya is the part of this range that divides Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh from Ladakh.
It forms the backbone of Ladakh south of the Indus River, stretching from the ridges beyond Lamayuru in the west across the Zanskar region, where it is divided from the main Himalaya by the Stod and Tsarap valleys, the populated districts of the Zanskar valley.
himalayas.indiantravelportal.com /himalayan-mountains.html   (951 words)

My name is Mogens Larsen and I´ve been trekking four times in the Himalayas - two times in India and two times in Nepal.
You´ll also find an interactive map with facts about the Himalayas, and FAQ section with facts about trekking.
The map section is not just a map, but an interactive map with information on several locations in the Himalaya region.
www.himalayas.dk   (180 words)

 Karakorum Himalaya: A Bibliography
Tahirkheli, Rashid A. Geology of the Himalaya, Karakorum and Hindukush in Pakistan.
Baume, Louis C. Sivalaya: the 8,000 Metre Peaks of the Himalaya: A Chronicle and Bibliography of Exploration.
Knudsen, Are J. "Household Viability and Adaptability in a North Pakistan Mountain Village in Transition." Master's thesis, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen, Norway.
lda.ucdavis.edu /people/websites/allan/book/allanbook.html   (13895 words)

 Mountain Travel Sobek - Nepal trekking; Himalaya mountains, Sherpa culture
One glimpse of Nepal's exalted mountains, one encounter with its gracious people and vibrant culture, and you'll definitely fall under its bewitching spell.
On this classic first-timer's trek through the legendary Khumbu (Everest region), your senses come fully alive, and all the views are magical: a stunning panorama of Himalayan monarchs - a veritable outdoor cathedral of soaring peaks (including a "peek" at Everest - especially beautiful at sunrise or sunset!).
Lively villages and ancient monasteries are captivating and invite exploration, but it's the friendly Sherpa people, whose hearts are as big as the mountains themselves, that you'll remember for a lifetime.
www.mtsobek.com /mts/eve   (525 words)

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