range covers the entire northern part of India, nestling five major states
of the country within it. The ancient Indian pilgrims who have travelled in
these mountains since time immemorial coined a Sanskrit word for the
Himalayas meaning "Abode of Snow".
Some of the reasons why people have been so fascinated by the Indian
Himalayas is because of the Hindu pilgrim routes, the low valleys that
abruptly rise up in high mountain ranges, the lovely trekking hikes, densely
forested areas lying just a mountain range away from barren cold deserts,
and the lovely people of the mountains with their unique hospitable
is known as a true Himalayan Kingdom, reason being this country contains
nine of the world's fourteen highest peaks. The Himalayas cover three
fourths of the land in Nepal. This country is home to some of the highest,
rugged, remote and most difficult terrain in the world.
With world's highest mountain peak Mount Everest, other high peaks like
Lhotse, Nuptse, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu and the presence of some very
beautiful trekking routes and adventure sports, Nepal attracts thousands of
adventure sports enthusiasts from all over the world every year.
Tibetan plateau lies beyond the main Himalayan range and is rightly given
the term "Trans Himalaya". Also known as the "Roof of the
World, Tibet is the highest plateau in the world. Home to Buddhism and the
Lamas, Tibet has a powerful cultural tradition that has influenced many
other parts of the Himalayas. Tibet also contains a large number of lakes
from which rise some of the largest Himalayan Rivers. At present, this
region forms the autonomous region in China.
immemorial, ascetics, scholars, philosophers and pilgrim have been drawn
irresistibly to the remote and rugged mountains of the Eastern Himalayas in
their personal search for wisdom, inspiration, solitude and happiness, that
also house the small Kingdom country of Bhutan. The invaluable spiritual and
cultural heritage has shaped every facet of Bhutanese lives.