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The Himalayan Range of Mountains

by Vinodh Reddy

1. The Himalayas

Himalayas range of mountains shown on Indian map

1.1 Outer Himalaya

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Important Hills of Siwalik Range

1.2 Middle Himalaya or Lesser Himalaya

1.3 Inner Himalaya or Greater Himalaya

Important Peaks in Inner Himalaya

  1. Mount Everest (8848 m): Mount Everest is the highest peak in the world. It is located in Nepal. It is also known as Sagarmatha in Nepal and Chomolangma in China.
  2. Mount K-2 (8611 m): It is also known as Godwin Austin or Qagir. It is the highest peak of India and 2nd highest peak of the world. It is located in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir in Karakoram range.
  3. Mount Kanchenjunga (8598 m): It is the 2nd highest peak of India and third highest peak of the world. It is located in Sikkim region.

Hills of North Eastern States in India

2. Trans Himalaya

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