Himalayans: An Overview
Himalayas, Nepali Himalaya, great mountain system of Asia forming a barrier between the Plateau of Tibet to the north and the alluvial plains of the Indian subcontinent to the south. The Himalayas include the highest mountains in the world, with more than 110 peaks rising to elevations of 24,000 feet (7,300 metres) or more above sea level. One of those peaks is Mount Everest (Tibetan: Chomolungma; Chinese: Qomolangma Feng; Nepali: Sagarmatha), the world’s highest, with an elevation of 29,035 feet (8,850 metres; see Researcher’s Note: Height of Mount Everest. The mountains’ high peaks rise into the zone of perpetual snow.
For thousands of years the Himalayas have held a profound significance for the peoples of South Asia, as their literature, mythologies, and religions reflect. Since ancient times the vast glaciated heights have attracted the attention of the pilgrim mountaineers of India, who coined the Sanskrit name Himalaya—from hima (“snow”) and alaya (“abode”)—for that great mountain system. In contemporary times the Himalayas have offered the greatest attraction and the greatest challenge to mountaineers throughout the world.
ExtremeExpeditions is offering expeditions services on almost all of the important peaks of Himalaya. This includes all the 8000 m peaks and all the 7,000 m peaks, but as well climbing expeditions on the peaks in the range of the 6,000 m.
Nepal is not only for those that wants to climb tall mountains. The beauty of this country is attracting every year thousands of people that are visiting famous regions in trekking session. We are offering as well trekking packages for those that wants to visit regions such as Khumbu glacier, Everest Base Camp or Annapurna Circuit. As well regions such as Makalu, Manaslu or other.
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See our expeditions in the Himalayans
See in the bellow grid some of our expeditions in the Himalayan Mountains, and choose the one that fits your expectations and fit.