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Himalaya

Range TypeMountain range with well-recognized name
Highest PointMount Everest (8848 m/29,029 ft)
CountriesIndia (53%), China (16%), Nepal (14%), Pakistan (11%), Bhutan (4%), Bangladesh (3%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area1,089,133 sq km / 420,515 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent1,335 km / 830 mi North-South
2,330 km / 1,448 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long29° 49' N; 83° 23' E
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Map of Himalaya
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Himalaya.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         AnatoliaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Levant RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Zagros MountainsLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Iranian PlateauLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Arabian PeninsulaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Central Asia RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tien ShanLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Tibet and Central ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         HimalayaLevel 2
                 Punjab HimalayaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Garwhal HimalayaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Western Nepal HimalayaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Central Nepal HimalayaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Sikkim-Eastern Nepal HimalayaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Bhutan HimalayaLevel 3 (Child)
                 Assam HimalayaLevel 3 (Child)
         Indian SubcontinentLevel 2 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Himalaya

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Everest884829,029Central Nepal Himalaya
2.Kangchenjunga858628,169Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
3.Lhotse851627,940Central Nepal Himalaya
4.Yalung Kang850527,904Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
5.Makalu848527,838Central Nepal Himalaya
6.Kangchenjunga South847627,808Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
7.Kangchenjunga Central847327,799Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
8.Cho Oyu818826,864Central Nepal Himalaya
9.Dhaulagiri816726,795Western Nepal Himalaya
10.Manaslu816326,781Central Nepal Himalaya
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
1.Mount Everest884829,029Central Nepal Himalaya
2.Kangchenjunga858628,169Sikkim-Eastern Nepal Himalaya
3.Dhaulagiri816726,795Western Nepal Himalaya
4.Nanga Parbat812526,657Punjab Himalaya
5.Nanda Devi781625,643Garwhal Himalaya
6.Namcha Barwa778225,531Assam Himalaya
7.Gangkar Punsum757024,836Bhutan Himalaya



Photos of Peaks in the Himalaya

Mount Everest

Snow clouds formed by intense wind are common sights on the massive rocky pyramid of Mount Everest.
Annapurna III
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Awesome scenery in the Nepal Himalaya: Machhapuchare (Fishes Tail) and Annapurna III. Photo by Tom Sewell.
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Trisul

In the wilderness near the village of Kanol, the snowy summit of Trisul rises above the forests of the Kuoman Himalaya of India (1993-09-24).
Machhapuchhare
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Awesome scenery in the Nepal Himalaya: Machhapuchare (Fishes Tail) and Annapurna III. Photo by Tom Sewell.
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Ama Dablam
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View of Ama Dablam from the area of the Thyangboche Monastery. Taken on a trekking trip to Mt. Everest Basecamp (1972-04-20). Photo by Richard Carey.
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