Himalayas (Himalaya): photos,images, pictures

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Himalayas: Photos, Images, Pictures. India, Nepal

Himalayas: photos,images, pictures. And this is wall-painting from Nepal
Himalayas, foothills. Nepal, Chitwan National Park. Wall-painting in old house

Himalayan ferry. (Across the Trisuli river). Pictures of Himalaya

View of Himalayas from the airplane

Himalayas maps
Himalaya map  

Indian Himalaya

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The Himalayas is a massive mountain system in Asia, separating the Indian subcontinent from Tibet. Himalaya is the home to the world's highest peaks and the highest of them is the Mount Everest, 8848 m.Himalaya, due to their large size and expanse, have been a natural barrier to the movement of people for tens thousands years. This has prevented intermingling of people from the Indian subcontinent with people from China and Mongolia, causing significantly different languages and customs between these regions. The Himalayas have also prevented military expeditions - Genghis Khan could not expand his empire into India.
Several places in the Himalaya are of religious significance in Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism. There are very many of the important religious places in the Himalayas and there were over 6,000 monasteries in Tibet!
Many mystic entities are associated with the Himalayas. For instance, Shambhala is a very famous mystical town. It is one of 24 Himalayan hidden realms in Vajrayana Buddhism. Some legends believe  Shambhala is a real town where secret Buddhist doctrines are being saved, other legends consider that it is in the mental realm only and does not physically exist.
In any case, Himalaya is a very interesting place, like nothing on earth.
Travelling around the mountains can be somewhat hard, but Himalaya is surely worth a visit!

Himalayan aerial tramway (or ferry?). The Trisuli river. Pictures of Himalaya
Nepal, Himalayas, the Trizuli river

View of Himalayas from the airplane

I now present to you some of my photos of Himalayas. Among them are many photos of Nepal - the very Himalayan country. In the future, going to add many images else - I have a lot of them.

For example:
Russian Winter, photos
Nepal. Photos

The 6,000-kilometre-plus journey of the India landmass (Indian Plate) before its collision with Asia (Eurasian Plate) about 40 to 50 million years ago

The Himalayan range is one of the youngest mountain ranges on the Earth and consists mostly of uplifted sedimentary and metamorphic rocks. According to the modern theory of plate tectonics, the Himalayas formation is a result of a continental collision or orogeny along the convergent boundary between the Indo-Australian Plate and the Eurasian Plate. The Nicobar Islands in the Bay of Bengal and Andaman and Arakan Yoma highlands in Myanmar the were also formed as a result of this collision.

About 70 million years ago, during the Upper Cretaceous, the north-moving Indo-Australian plate (which has subsequently broken into the Indian Plate and the Australian plate) was moving at about 15 cm per year. About 50 million years ago this fast moving Indo-Australian plate had completely closed the Tethys Ocean, the existence of which has been determined by sedimentary rocks settled on the ocean floor, and the volcanoes that fringed its edges. Since both plates were composed of low density continental crust, they were thrust faulted and folded into mountain ranges rather than subducting into the mantle along an oceanic trench. An often-cited fact used to illustrate this process is that the summit of Mount Everest is made of marine limestone from this ancient ocean.

Today, the Indian plate continues to be driven horizontally at the Tibetan Plateau, which forces the plateau to continue to move upwards. The Indian plate is still moving at 67 mm per year, and over the next 10 million years it will travel about 1,500 km into Asia. About 20 mm per year of the India-Asia convergence is absorbed by thrusting along the Himalaya southern front. This leads to the Himalayas rising by about 5 mm per year, making them geologically active. The movement of the Indian plate into the Asian plate also makes this region seismically active, leading to earthquakes from time to time.

Sexual and erotic sculpture photo Khajuraho the Temple of Love. India