A trip to Himalayan Range

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Written By Santana

Unveiling India's Treasures from the eyes of an insightful author

Himalayan Range: When it comes to visiting the extreme points in India, but in the world, Himalayan ranges surely come in the list’s top names.

The Himalayan range forms the continuous range of mountains in the northern part of the country.

Himalaya is a Sanskrit word in which ‘Hima’ means ‘Snow’ and ‘Alya’ means abode, and on combining, it means ‘The abode of snow.’

There are three parallel ranges of the Himalayas, and these are ‘The greater Himalayas’ (Himadri Range), The middle Himalayas (Himachal Range), and the outer Himalayas (Shivalik Range).

YES, you are wondering in which range ‘Mount Everest is located and where to go on a trip in the Himalayan ranges.

Mountains in Everest
Mountains in Everest region, Himalayas, East Nepal

To answer the first one, Mount Everest is located in the greater Himalayas, and now let’s move on to the trip.

When it comes to visiting the greater Himalayas, it does not only consist of climbing mountains, but you need the stamina of almost the same capacity to visit the major place which comes under this range due to its highest point of altitude.

The name is ‘Ladakh.’ This place is famous for bike ride road trips in groups, car or Jeep rides but one should know that this place is at the highest point and has the driest atmosphere in the whole world with a height range starting from 2500 meters to going little beyond 5000 meters.

From wherever you are going to this place, you should plan a good long run instead of rushing to the place. Give rest to your body at different stations to prepare it for the higher altitudes.

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Landscape with a girl, rocks in clouds, the sky, and a glacier in Nepal. Travel. Trekking

When you read about the Himalayan ranges, it can confuse your mind to the next level. It is so humongous that 75% of the Himalayas cover Nepal, and the belts of the Himalayas come under China, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bhutan.

Now you can’t go everywhere planning a trip to these ranges; otherwise, you need to take the Army’s permission as of in ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan,’ and it will not give the same results.

So, where to go next?

The lesser Himalayas or the Himachal range consists of human contact-friendly places but consists of the disputed parts of the Kashmir region.

Yes, but wait! What if I tell you that maybe you have already been to the Himalayas but are unaware of it! Really!

Yes, In Uttarakhand, the middle Himalayas is covered by the Mussoorie and Nag Tibba ranges. The state of Himachal Pradesh and Sikkim comes under this range. Isn’t it amazing!

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Yak and mountains in the background, Everest region, Himalaya

Now coming to the last range of the Himalayas is ‘The outer Himalayas.’

This is a complex range to understand as it cuts through numerous ranges that are out of bounds for Indian citizens, and the major part of it consists of Jungle.

But, there are places which you can go to and tell that we have been to the Shiwalik range, and these start from the ‘The tista river in Sikkim,’ foothills of Assam Himalayas. In the other part, it extends from the Ganges River in Haridwar to northwestward to the Beas River in Uttarakhand.

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Yak and mountains in the background, Everest region, Himalaya

If you are all set to go, you can tell your family that you are now fed up with the modern world and are going to THE HIMALAYAS.

Himalayan Range
Women in Hatha yoga balance yoga asana Vrikshasana tree pose at waterfall outdoors.

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