What Is Himalayas?


2 Answers

M A S Profile
M A S answered
The Himalayas is a chain of snow-clad mountain ranges located in the
Indian sub continent. Himalaya – the word is taken from ancient
Sanskrit which actually means 'The Abode of Snow'.

The Himalayas actually separate the Indian Sub Continent and the
Tibetan Plateau. The mountain range of Himalaya is the highest in the
planet. Himalayas is the home to all the highest fourteen peaks in the
world. The Himalayan mountain range stretches across six nations which
include: Pakistan, Afghanistan, China Nepal, Bhutan and India.

The snowy mountains are also a major source of water for three very
important rivers; namely the Ganga-Brahmaputra Basin, the Indus Basin
and the Yangtze Basin. It is estimated that roughly around 800 million
people live in the vicinity of the Watershed areas of the Himalayan
Rivers; Bangladesh is also included in these areas.

Answer Question