Ten things you didn’t know about the world’s mightiest mountain range

A sherpa hauls supplies on the south side of the Everest Base Camp trek, at an altitude of 17,900 feet (5,500 m).
A mountain guide hauls supplies on the south side of the Everest Base Camp trek, at an altitude of 17,900 feet (5,500 m). Photo: Shutterstock
  1. The mountains of Asia, including Himalayas and the Hindu Kush, contain every one of the world’s mountains higher than 7,000 metres.
A view of Mount Ama Dablam at sunset in the Himalayas of Nepal, as seen from the Everest Base Camp trek in Sagarmatha National Park. Photo: Shutterstock
The Khumbu Glacier in Everest Base Camp, Himalayas, Nepal. Photo: Shutterstock
Nepali farmers plant rice in a field near Kathmandu, Nepal. Photo: Shutterstock
A view of the Ngozumpa Glacier — the longest glacier in the Himalayas, below the sixth highest mountain in the world, Cho Oyu. Glaciers are important indicators of global warming and climate change. Photo: Shutterstock
The Gokyo lake surrounded by Himalaya mountains range. All lakes in the Gokyo Valley are moraine-dammed glacier lakes, and used to supply nearby villages. Photo: Shutterstock
The capital city of Kathmandu, Nepal covered in a pall of smog due to air pollution. Photo: Shutterstock
Dark rock is revealed as snow melts on the Himalayas. Many animals are moving further and further up the mountains to forage for food. Photo: Shutterstock
A group of Yaks in Langtang Valley, Nepal. Photo: Shutterstock
The Pashupatinath Temple sits by Bagmati River in Kathmandu, Nepal. Water is important to every aspect of life — from farming to religious practice and daily needs. Photo: Shutterstock
A Nepali woman cooks inside of her traditional Himalayan village house, using locally sourced wood as fuel. Photo: Shutterstock

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