The Great Himalayas or Greater Himalayas probably is the highest mountain range of the Himalayan Range.[1][2] Entities the range is within include Nepal, China, India, Pakistan and Tibet. The world's highest peak, Mount Everest, and other "near−highest" peaks - K2, Kangchenjunga, Lhotse, Nanga Parbat, etc, are part of the Greater Himalayas range. The total west to east extension of the great Himalayas is 2400 km (1500 miles) and their average elevation is 6000 m (20000 ft.). They are home to many glaciers like Gangotri Glacier, Satopanth Glacier etc.

See also


  1. ^ Greater Himalayas Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ Hussain, Majid, Geography of India