16
Sep-2015

The Himalayas are one of the biggest and most spectacular mountain ranges in Pakistan.  The greater Himalaya range runs west to east, from the Indus river valley in northern Pakistan to the Brahmaputra river valley in northern India and Tibet, forming an arc 2,400 km long, which varies in width from 400 km in Northern Pakistan to 150 km in the eastern Tibet. The name Himalaya comes from Sanskrit word meaning abode of snow or snow land.

The Western Himalayas are situated in Kashmir valley and Northern Pakistan, to the south and east of Indus River, and is dominated by Nanga Parbat with highest peak rising 8125 m above the sea level, Pakistan’s 2nd and world’s 9th highest peak.

Additional Facts

The Himalayas are the result of tectonic plate motions that collided India into Tibet

Himalayan Range suffers more earthquake and tremors due to the occurrence of great tectonic motion

Rapid climatic changes are observed in Himalayan regions. As a result, the areas are prone to monsoons, floods, snowstorms, landslides, earthquakes, tremors and high winds.
The Himalayas are considered as one of the youngest mountain ranges on the planet.

The higher regions of the Himalaya are snowbound throughout the year.

Himalayas have glaciers of up to 43 miles (70 km) in length. They are the abode of third largest deposit of ice and snow, after Antarctica and the Arctic.
Like Antarctica Himalaya is also the less visited part on earth.

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