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The secrets of the Himalayas revealed

Love Exploring Logo By Frances Carruthers of Love Exploring | Slide 1 of 26: Humankind has been enthralled by the Himalayas for millennia. Home to some of the world’s tallest peaks, enormous glaciers and a rich array of plant and animal life, it’s no wonder these are some of the best-known mountains on the planet. Yet despite their stardom, the Himalayas are still shrouded in mystery. We peel back the layers to reveal the region’s fascinating history, unique climate and the challenges facing it today. 

Awe-inspiring peaks

Humankind has been enthralled by the Himalayas for millennia. Home to some of the world’s tallest peaks, enormous glaciers and a rich array of plant and animal life, it’s no wonder these are some of the best-known mountains on the planet. Yet despite their stardom, the Himalayas are still shrouded in mystery. We peel back the layers to reveal the region’s fascinating history, unique climate and the challenges facing it today. 

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