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Geographical Facts About Great Himalayas
Elevation : 8,848 m
Highest Point : Kanchenjunga
Width: Approx 250-300 km.
Countries where Himalayas stretches : India, Nepal, Burma, Pakistan, Bhutan, China, Afghanistan

Just like the Taj Mahal, the great Himalayas has also been a great source of inspiration for the poets, writers, film-makers, adventure lovers, photographers and lot more. Defending the borders of India and standing tall since ancient times. Himalayas located in Shivalik mountain ranges are a very popular travel attraction of the country. Lets explore different aspect of the famous Himalayan peak and what to do in mountains in India.

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Himalay What To Do In Himalayas
Being the highest mountain ranges of the Asian sub continent, there is so much to do and see in the Himalayan mountains that you will never get enough of it. Lets begin with what option do adventure lovers have in here.

Trekking In Himalayas: Adventure freaks not only from India but from different parts of the world come to India to try out their strength with trekking in the Himalayan region. Destinations like Annapurna and Nanda Devi treks in Uttaranchal are ideal for it. Beside this you also get to see the beautiful view that Shivalik ranges has to offer to you.

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Har ki Pauri Ghat, Haridwar Snow Skiing In Himalayas That is what the biggest crowd puller to Himalayas. Every year to escape the scorching heat and to try their endurance travelers and adventurers come here to try their hand at snow skiing in the Himalayas.

Best Skiing Destinations In Himalayas: Being a popular skiing holiday destination there are so many places where you can try it out.

Mountaineering In Himalayas: The location of Himalayas make it one of the top destination for mountaineering adventure. The mighty peaks are like an added advantage for all those who want some extra. The best season for it is between April-November.

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Famous Himalayan Ranges
The Himalayan ranges are those destinations that make this mountain range a popular travel attraction of India. It is the location, natural beauty, there serene atmosphere all in together attracts visitors from all around the globe. Here are few of the most famous of them:

Mount Everest - The highest mountain range of the world and also a dream for every mountaineer.

K2 (Austin Godwin) - The 2nd highest range after Everest.

Kanchenjunga - India's highest range.

Lhotse - Lhotse is the fourth highest mountain on Earth and is connected to Everest.

Makalu - Makalu is an isolated peak whose shape is a four-sided pyramid.

Cho Oyu - Cho Oyu means "Turquoise Goddess" in Tibetan.

Dhaulagiri - Dhaulagiri, which is in Nepal, was first climbed on May 13, 1960 by a Swiss/Austrian expedition.

Nanga Parbat Peak - Located in Pakistan this range is known as Killer Mountain.

Annapurna Circuit - Is a popular name for a trek within the Annapurna mountain range of central Nepal.

Famous Himalayan Destinations To Visit:
Above we talked of the famous ranges located here but now we will talk of some popular cities located in the lap of the Himalayas.

Kashmir The Heaven On Earth: The magnificent snow capped mountain peaks running through Kashmir have earned the state the name jannat or heaven. The Himalayas have also resulted in Kashmir turning into a major hub for mountaineering and trekking.

Himachal The Traveler's Paradise Himalayas have gifted to Himachal many picturesque hill stations. The popular hill stations are Shimla, Kullu, Manali, Dalhousie, Dharamshala and Chamba. This place is also ideal for trekking and skiing.

Uttaranchal The Nature's Bounty Some of India's most sacred pilgrimage sites are perched on the Garhwal Himalayas. Haridwar, Rishikesh Badrinath, Gangotri, Yamunotri and Kedarnath have been visited by saints, sages and ordinary mortals sine many centuries. Mountaineering in Uttaranchal mainly involves taming the challenging Nanda Devi and Mount Shivalik ranges. Joshimath and Gangotri valley are also popular mountaineering destinations.

Some of the favourite trekking routes in the state are Gangotri-Kalindikhal-Badrinath trek, Roopkund-Homekund trek, Dodital-Darba Pass-Yamnotri trek and Garhwal-Panwati Kantha trek.

Sikkim North East's Charm Almost the whole of tiny Sikkim is perched on the lap of Himalayas. Some of the most beautiful hill stations of eastern India are found here. They include Gangtok, Kalimpong, Kurseong and Mirik.

Arunachal Pradesh The Magical Land :If the Himalayan ranges have to be seen in their most virgin form, one must visit India's far eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh. The landscape of Arunachal enthralls one and all.

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