The Himalaya Range, also known as the Himalaya Mountains or simply Himalayas, is a well known mountain range in Asia. The Himalayan mountain range is about 2,400 km (1,500 mi) long and varies in width from 150 km (93 mi) to 400 km (250 mi). It is so large that it can be seen from space. It is also the highest mountain range in the world and is home to Mount Everest, which is the highest mountain in the world, and many other mountains over 7000 m in height. Let’s take a look at the specific location of the Himalayan Mountains.
Where are the Himalayas located?
The Himalayas are located at the northern end of the Indian subcontinent. The mountain range runs in a general west to east direction. A large portion of the central Himalayas, including Mount Everest, is located within the borders of the country Nepal. The western portion is mostly located in India and Pakistan, with a small portion in Afghanistan. The eastern Himalayas can be found in the countries of Bhutan and Myanmar (Burma). Portions of the northern and northwestern sections of the mountain range is located in China.
Did you know?
It is believed that the Himalayas formed when the Indian landmass collided with the Eurasian continent. The mountain range is considered to be relatively young in age.