Himalayas (Himalaya): photos,images, pictures

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Himalayas (Himalaya): photos, images, pictures


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!

I now present to you some of my photos of Himalaya on the website Himalaya-foto.ru. 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

Himalayas: photos, images, pictures, maps, location

Himalayan aerial tramway (or ferry?). The Trisuli river. Pictures of Himalaya

Nepal, the Trizuli river (the Himalaya foothills). It is the real Himalayan Aerial tramway.

Holidays in the mountains. Dal Lake in Srinagar, India. Houseboats and shikaras

N.K. Roerich. RINCHENPONG, 'Sikkim'. 1924

Indian Himalayas. Sikkim. Climate, culture, Roerich

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