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12 Gripping Facts About the Himalayas!

Swarali Jambhale Jul 26, 2019
A nirvana for devoted trekkers and home to 52.7 million people, the “abode of snow” continues to thrive into the consciousness of the human mind for life! So, lets skip the typical facts and hop onto some hidden facts!

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Being only 70 million years old, Himalayas are the youngest in the world!
Himalayas are geographically alive!
They move 20 mm per year, thanks to the repetitive earthquakes!

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World’s only range to spread over 6 countries!
India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Afghanistan and Pakistan
Nepal shares 75% of its land with the Himalayas, containing 9 of the 15 highest peaks in the world!
Has 25 members in the family of “eight thousanders”!
Himalayas source 3 of the world’s major river systems – the Indus Basin, the Ganga-Brahmaputra and the Yangtze basin!

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The Himalayan rivers are older than the peaks!

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Flecked with hundreds of lakes, the Tilicho Lake is one of the highest in the world!

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An obligatory mention: Mount Everest, the world’s highest point - 29,029 ft!

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Everest summit is one of the rare places on the planet, where snow never melts!
Its upside down now!

The limestone and the sandstone rock now at the peak were a part of sedimentary layers below sea level 450 million years ago!

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Apa Sherpa and Phurba Tashi - know these names, they have climbed the Everest 21 times!

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Roof of the world, the Himalayas account to the third largest ice deposits in the world!

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Plan your dream trip to the beautiful "abode of snow" and witness the skylines of snow-capped glaciated peaks!