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The Himalayan mountain system is the planet's highest and home to the world's highest peaks, the Eight-thousanders, which include Mount Everest and K2. To comprehend the enormous scale of this mountain 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 metres (23,622 ft).
system, which includes various outlying subranges, stretches across six
Bhutan, China, Afghanistan,
Nepal, and Pakistan.
Some of the world's major rivers, the Brahmaputra, the Ganga,
and the Yangtze, rise in the Himalayas, and their combined drainage
basin is home to approximately 1.3 billion people. The
The main Himalaya range runs west to east from the Indus river valley to the Brahmaputra river valley, forming an arc 2,400 km (1,490 mi) long, which varies in width from 400 km in the western Kashmir-Xinjiang region to 150 km in the eastern Tibet-Arunachal Pradesh region. The range consists of coextensive sub-ranges. A transect north from the Indo-Gangetic Plain would first cross the ~800 meter Siwaliks (also called Churia or Outer Himalaya), then the ~2,000 meter Mahabharat Range (or Lesser Himalaya and some 100 km. of ranges of similar stature called Pahad (hill country) before reaching the Great or Inner Himalayas often consisting of several parallel ranges well over 6,000 meters. There may be a final ~6,000 meter range forming the ultimate watershed between the Indian subcontinent and Tibetan Plateau.
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