Welcome to the abode of snow, Himalayas, where high mountains rising into
the sky are separated by beautiful valleys through natural and man made
passes. The land of Himalayas through which many a travel story talks of
traditions and beliefs, where travelers that have spanned the mountains,
valleys and pastures, pause to tell their tale. The Himalayas, the abode of
sages, the seat of adventure, the cradle of mythology greets you and wishes
you a journey full of variety and excitement that the Himalayas can offer.
The Himalaya is the world's mightiest mountain range. No other chain can
boast of peaks of 8,000 metres (26,000 feet). In the Himalaya there are 14
such peaks and hundreds of summits over 7,000 metres (23,000 feet) high. The
range of mountains stretches 2,700-kms (1,700 miles) across an area between
Assam and Kashmir. In the east, Namche Barwa stands sentinel; the western
extremity is guarded by the awesome Nanga Parbat.