The Himalayas (meaning “abode of snow”) separate the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.
Himalayas includes the Karakoram, the Hindu Kush, and other, lesser, ranges that extend out from the Pamir Knot. The mountain system is the planet’s highest and home to the world’s highest peaks. To grasp the enormous scale of this range consider that Aconcagua, in the Andes, at 6,962 m (22,841 ft), is the highest peak outside Asia, whereas the Himalayan system includes over 100 mountains exceeding 7,200 meters (23,622 ft).
The Himalayas horizon from ISS
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