The Himalaya, literally translated as Land of Snow, is the great mountain system of Asia, home to the highest peaks in the world. The system forms a 1500 mile broad crescent through Northeastern Pakistan, Northern India, Southern Tibet, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan. It is bordered on the north by the high plateau of Central Asia and on the south by the fertile plains of the Indian subcontinent. Over thirty Himalayan peaks exceed 25,000 feet. Nine of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks are located here. The highest peak in the Himalaya is the highest in the world, Mount Everest at 29,035 ft./ 8,850 m.

Peaks of Himalaya

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