The Himalayas is a mountain range in the southern region of Asia. It is the world’s highest mountain range and has one of the longest spans for a mountain range in the world. Do you know the area of how many countries fall in the Himalayas? Let’s find out.
How many countries are there in the Himalayas?
There are 5 five countries whose area falls in the Himalayan region – India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, and Pakistan. Some sources consider, the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush as part of the extended Himalayas, so for them, Afghanistan also has some area in the Himalayas.
The majority of the Himalayan mountains are in India. The country has many over 6,000-meter high mountains. To learn about the highest mountain peak in India, read the following article –
The Himalayan states and Union Territories of India –
- Himachal Pradesh
- Arunachal Pradesh
- Jammu and Kashmir
The Himalayas run across the country of Nepal from west to east. The highest mountain in the world, Mount Everest (8,848.86 meters) is located in Nepal in the Mahalangur Himal region. Many other over 8,000-meter high peaks are also located in the eastern part of Nepal.
Bhutan is a small landlocked country in the eastern Himalayas. Almost completely mountainous, Bhutan is considered one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The highest mountain in Bhutan is Gangkhar Puensum which is 7,570 meters high.
The greater Himalayas form the barrier between the Tibetan plateau and the much greener lower Himalayas. Most of the Tibetan plateau is the Tibet Autonomous region of China. Mount Everest is located on the Nepal-China border, hence it is also the highest peak in China.
Pakistan and Afghanistan
Pakistan and Afghanistan also have some of their area falling in the Himalayan region.