Nepal facts & history in
Mountains, or the Himalayas are
the highest group of mountains in
The name in Sanskrit language means
the Snowy Range.
The Himalayas, a 2.410-kilometre
curve of towering mountains across
Asia are made up of several parallel
mountain ranges and join other mountain
ranges of Asia that stretch east
The Himalaya rises in steps from
the plains of northern India.
Mount Kailas, 6,714 metres, in Tibet
is holy to Hindus and Buddhists
and believed to contain the thrones
of their gods and they make pilgrimages
from all parts of Asia.
Due to the many different altitudes,
a wide variety of climate, plant
and animal life can be found in
the Himalayas, like tropical, temperate,
and cold regions and plants like
fig and palm trees, to Deodar and
pine trees, animals such as Tigers,
leopards, rhinoceroses, elephants,
yaks, and monkeys can be found there.
Mount Everest, at the official height
is 8,848 metres, lies between Tibet
and Nepal, is the highest mountain
in the world.
K2, at 8,611 metres, in the Karakoram
Range in northern Kashmir, is the
world's second highest mountain.
Kanchenjunga, at 8,598 metres, between
Nepal and Sikkim is the third highest
mountain in the world.
I, being an adopted New Zealander
I can't help but to mention that
the first man to conquer Everest,
Sir Edmund Hillary is a New Zealander.
Nepal was very interesting and
hospitable to us.
We spent days exploring
Taken a sightseeing flight
over the Himalayas.
And there are plenty of
We did enjoy ourselves.
There are special flights to the
Himalayas from Kathmandu.
For US$100 per person you can go and
nearly touch these giants of the mountains.
The Himalayas looked awesome
from our plane window.
You can click on these photos for an enlargement.
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