Introduction to Himalayas . . . . Welcome to Himalayas . . . . Location of Himalayas The Himalayan mountain range is the tallest mountain range in the world. The Himalayan Mountains crosses six countries: Bhutan, Tibet, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. This mountain range stretches 1,700 miles across an area between the states of Assam and Jammu and Kashmir. Most of the Himalayas are located in Nepal, Bhutan and the states of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal The Formation of HimalayasThe highest mountain range in the world, the snow-cappedHimalayas, is an example of a continent-to-continent collision.This immense mountain range began to form when two largelandmasses, India(the Indian plate) and Eurasia (the Eurasianplate), driven by tectonic plate movement, collided. Because bothlandmasses have about the same rock density, one plate could notbe subducted under the other. The pressure of the colliding platescould only be relieved by thrusting skyward. The folding, bending,
The Himalayas appear as aBeautiful Physical gigantic crescent with the main axis rising above the snow line,Features of where snowfields, alpineHimalayas.... glaciers, and avalanches all feed lower-valley glaciers that in turn constitute the sources of most of the Himalayan rivers. How do humans use the area?? ....TOURISM.... Basically, tourism activities in the Himalayas include hiking, trekking, mountain biking, white water-rafting, mountaineering, helicopter and plane tours, camping, ﬁshing and farming.
Importance of the Himalayas1. Historically, it is a formidable physical barrier:The Himalayas form a natural boundary of the Indian sub continent. They have formed aformidable barrier to the free movement of man for a very long time. The Passes of theHimalayas are very high and in winter remain covered with snow. As such, in the past, nolarge army could cross these mountains.2. Climatic inﬂuence:The Himalayas have tremendously inﬂuenced the climate of the Indian sub-continent. Indiaespecially owes the prominent features of her climate to the Himalayas. The Himalayas holdthe cold winds blowing from central Asia. Thus, there are no severe winters. It alsointercepts the monsoon clouds from the south thus causing heavy rainfall on the Indian ...How humans adapt to... Transportation -Due to steep slopes and extreme climate, animals like yaks are used for transportation. By: Arissa, Rizq and Thiviya :)