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7 Facts About The Himalayas Will Leave You Speechless

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Here are some interesting and fun facts about the Himalayas you never would know otherwise.

It Is One Of The Youngest Mountain Range In The World: The Himalayas are close to 25 million years old and stand as one of the youngest mountains in the world. The mountain range was formed as a result of a collision between Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates.HolidayIQ Traveller Saroj Madhusudan Kandangel shares about Munsiyari, "Planned a trip from Delhi to Munsiyari on 6th June 2010 by own Car. The weather was good at Munsiyari but was cloudy at Chaukori. At Munsiyari the view of Himalayas (mainly Panchuli peaks) is spectacular. The Sunset scores over Sunrise at Munsiyari. Sun rise is hazy, but during sunset the mountains becomes golden with rays of sun." - 46 Reviews, 21 Sightseeings, 8 Photos © snowbrains.com The Himalayas are close to 25 million years old and stand as one of the youngest mountains in the world. The mountain range was formed as a result of a collision between Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates.HolidayIQ Traveller Saroj Madhusudan Kandangel shares about Munsiyari, "Planned a trip from Delhi to Munsiyari on 6th June 2010 by own Car. The weather was good at Munsiyari but was cloudy at Chaukori. At Munsiyari the view of Himalayas (mainly Panchuli peaks) is spectacular. The Sunset scores over Sunrise at Munsiyari. Sun rise is hazy, but during sunset the mountains becomes golden with rays of sun." - 46 Reviews, 21 Sightseeings, 8 Photos

1. It Is One Of The Youngest Mountain Ranges In The World

The Himalayas are close to 25 million years old and stand as one of the youngest mountains in the world. The mountain range was formed as a result of a collision between Indo-Australian and Eurasian tectonic plates.

It’s Also The Most Restless Set Of Mountains: The Indo-Australian plate is presently moving at 67 mm per year and in the next 10 million years it is calculated to travel about 1,500 km into Asia. No other mountain range is moving this fast.HolidayIQ Traveller Sandeep shares about kausani, "Excellent location, no words is enough to explain the beauty of this place. Will definitely recommend this place to get a feel of mighty Himalayas. Best time to visit is during March to September. We were lucky to see Trishul Peak and little bit of Nanda Kot Peak because it was raining heavily the day we reached Kasuni but it was clear the next day." - 8 Ratings, 8 Reviews, 50 Sightseeings © wesphelan.com The Indo-Australian plate is presently moving at 67 mm per year and in the next 10 million years it is calculated to travel about 1,500 km into Asia. No other mountain range is moving this fast.HolidayIQ Traveller Sandeep shares about kausani, "Excellent location, no words is enough to explain the beauty of this place. Will definitely recommend this place to get a feel of mighty Himalayas. Best time to visit is during March to September. We were lucky to see Trishul Peak and little bit of Nanda Kot Peak because it was raining heavily the day we reached Kasuni but it was clear the next day." - 8 Ratings, 8 Reviews, 50 Sightseeings

2. It’s Also The Most Restless Set Of Mountains

The Indo-Australian plate is presently moving at 67 mm per year and in the next 10 million years it is calculated to travel about 1,500 km into Asia. No other mountain range is moving this fast.

The Himalayas, If Literally Translated, Means ‘Abode of Snow’: The Himalayas was named by joining two Sanskrit words — 'Hima', which means snow and ‘Alaya,’ which means abode, literally meaning 'Abode of Snow'.HolidayIQ Traveller Varsha Deva shares about Nainital, "Peak of the mountain, valley all around, and snow everywhere makes this place such a beauty. You can spend time walking, running, relaxing or taking snaps. I went with my family and had a good time!" - 166 Ratings, 166 Reviews, 41 Sightseeings, 9 Photos © nainitalonline.in The Himalayas was named by joining two Sanskrit words — 'Hima', which means snow and ‘Alaya,’ which means abode, literally meaning 'Abode of Snow'.HolidayIQ Traveller Varsha Deva shares about Nainital, "Peak of the mountain, valley all around, and snow everywhere makes this place such a beauty. You can spend time walking, running, relaxing or taking snaps. I went with my family and had a good time!" - 166 Ratings, 166 Reviews, 41 Sightseeings, 9 Photos

3. The Himalayas, If Literally Translated, Means ‘Abode of Snow’

The Himalayas was named by joining two Sanskrit words — 'Hima', which means snow and ‘Alaya,’ which means abode, literally meaning 'Abode of Snow'. 

Mt. Everest’s Original Name Is ‘Sagarmatha’: People in Nepal call the highest peak - 'Sagarmatha,' which means, 'Goddess of the Universe.' The Tibetians call it 'Chomolungma,' which means 'Goddess Mother of Mountains.' Mount Everest was named in honour of Sir George Everestgiven, predecessor of Sir Andrew Waugh, the Surveyor General of India, 1865. © visittibet.com People in Nepal call the highest peak - 'Sagarmatha,' which means, 'Goddess of the Universe.' The Tibetians call it 'Chomolungma,' which means 'Goddess Mother of Mountains.' Mount Everest was named in honour of Sir George Everestgiven, predecessor of Sir Andrew Waugh, the Surveyor General of India, 1865.

4. Mt. Everest’s Original Name Is 'Sagarmatha'

People in Nepal call the highest peak - 'Sagarmatha', which means 'Goddess of the Universe'. The Tibetians call it 'Chomolungma', which means 'Goddess Mother of Mountains'. Mount Everest was named in honour of Sir George Everest, the predecessor of Sir Andrew Waugh, the Surveyor General of India, 1865.

The Only Mountain Range That Streches Across 6 Different Countries: Six different countries namely India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The only mountain range in the world covering as many countries. © kissmypixel.com Six different countries namely India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The only mountain range in the world covering as many countries.

5. The Only Mountain Range That Streches Across 6 Different Countries

Six different countries namely India, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Afghanistan and Pakistan. The only mountain range in the world covering as many countries. 

It’s Home To Most Number Of Highest Peaks In The World. Also One Of The Few Places On Earth Where Snow Never Melts: There are 25 peaks in the Himalayas, that exceed 8,000 metres. Also, it is one of the few places on Earth where the snow never melts. © summitpost.org There are 25 peaks in the Himalayas, that exceed 8,000 metres. Also, it is one of the few places on Earth where the snow never melts.

6. It’s Home To Most Number Of Highest Peaks In The World

There are 25 peaks in the Himalayas, that exceeds 8,000 metres. Also, it is one of the few places on Earth where the snow never melts.

The Rivers Originating From The Himalayas Are Older Than The Peaks: The rivers flowing from the Himalayas are older than the Himalayan peaks. The Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra and Yarlung rivers originate from the Himalayas to form the three major rivers in the Asian continent.HolidayIQ Traveller Ramesh shares about River Beas, "This river just does not leave you wherever you go. Any route you take for sightseeing and this river is your companion on the entire journey. Can keep on watching the flow for hours and yet cannot get enough of the river and its natural beauty." © Wikimedia The rivers flowing from the Himalayas are older than the Himalayan peaks. The Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra and Yarlung rivers originate from the Himalayas to form the three major rivers in the Asian continent.HolidayIQ Traveller Ramesh shares about River Beas, "This river just does not leave you wherever you go. Any route you take for sightseeing and this river is your companion on the entire journey. Can keep on watching the flow for hours and yet cannot get enough of the river and its natural beauty."

7. The Rivers Originating From The Himalayas Are Older Than The Peaks

The rivers flowing from the Himalayas are older than the Himalayan peaks. The Ganges, Indus, Brahmaputra and Yarlung rivers originate from the Himalayas to form the three major rivers in the Asian continent.

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