Himalaya Mountains


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Him·a·la·ya Mountains

 (hĭm′ə-lā′ə, hĭ-mäl′yə) or Him·a·la·yas (-əs, -yəs)
A mountain system of south-central Asia extending about 2,400 km (1,500 mi) through Kashmir, northern India, southern Tibet, Nepal, and Bhutan. The Himalayas include nine of the world's ten highest peaks, including Mount Everest.
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Noun1.Himalaya Mountains - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and TibetHimalaya Mountains - a mountain range extending 1500 miles on the border between India and Tibet; this range contains the world's highest mountain
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
Kingdom of Nepal, Nepal - a small landlocked Asian country high in the Himalayas between India and China
Sitsang, Thibet, Tibet, Xizang - an autonomous region of the Peoples Republic of China; located in the Himalayas
Anapurna, Annapurna - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,500 feet high)
Changtzu - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (24,780 feet high)
Dhaulagiri - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (26,820 feet high)
Everest, Mount Everest, Mt. Everest - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal; the highest mountain peak in the world (29,028 feet high)
Gosainthan - a mountain in the Himalayas in Tibet (26,290 feet high)
Kamet - a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,450 feet high)
Kanchanjanga, Kanchenjunga, Kinchinjunga, Mount Kanchenjunga - a mountain the Himalayas on the border between Nepal and Tibet (28,208 feet high)
Lhotse - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (27,890 feet high)
Makalu - a mountain in the Himalayas in Nepal (27,790 feet high)
Nanda Devi - a mountain in the Himalayas in northern India (25,660 feet high)
Nanga Parbat - a mountain in the Himalayas in Kashmir (26,660 feet high)
Nuptse - a mountain in the central Himalayas on the border of Tibet and Nepal (25,726 feet high)
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ONCE upon a time there was a king who lived on the road to Thibet, very many miles in the Himalaya Mountains. His kingdom was 11,000 feet above the sea, and exactly four miles square, but most of the miles stood on end, owing to the nature of the country.
We convinced the man, with some difficulty, that we were NOT "the world- renowned contortionists from the Himalaya Mountains," and he took our money and let us pass.
"By my soul, Jarndyce," returned his guest, who seemed to refer to his watch, "if you had been married, I would have turned back at the garden-gate and gone away to the remotest summits of the Himalaya Mountains sooner than I would have presented myself at this unseasonable hour."
The Himalaya Mountains are a geological wonder, drawing adventurers and religious devotees from near and far to the world's highest peaks.
Muna, the first Saudi female to break such news, said it took 60 days for them to complete trekking the Himalaya mountains.
The Delhi HC has negated the tricky designs of the Indian government to recognize only rice grown on the foothills of the Himalaya mountains as basmati disregarding the other aspects namely the features of the purity of the seeds and its germination which inherit the aroma, taste, length and look.
This landlocked region is enclosed by the Himalaya Mountains to the north, the desert and the forested Aravallis to the west.
Sherpas are members of a Tibetan people living on the slopes of the Himalaya Mountains in Nepal, known for their endurance at high elevations and often serving as guides for foreign mountain climbers.
Antoine Zoghbi, who came in the company of the Red Cross medic, Zeinab Abdel Raouf Salam, who informed the President of her plan to climb the Himalaya Mountains and Island Peak Summit (6189 meters height).
Ali Nawaz, who earlier studied the movements and habitat of the brown bears on the Scandinavian Peninsula for his doctorate, was certainly right when he at another event spoke about the importance of the snow leopards in the Northern Areas in Pakistan and the Himalaya Mountains to all life on the subcontinent, not only for highly skilled nature photographers and tourists.
"But the data was very limited, and it made me suspicious about the speculation that the yeti legend represented some strange, hybrid bear roaming the Himalaya mountains. So, I agreed to follow up on this study with a more rigorous approach based on more genetic data from more purported yeti samples," Lindqvist added.