- Abode of the Snows
- No where on Earth are the mountains as dominant
part of the landscape as the mountain range
of the The Himalayas. Where India butts up against
mass of Central Asia, the Himalayas continue
to rise at a relatively fast geologic rate.
So, every year Mt. Everest gets even higher.
Some of the best, in fact perhaps the very best
trekking of anywhere is to be found here. Nepal
has an extensive mountain trekking system. It's
great because most people in the mountains have
no choice here - they must walk to get from
one place to another.
Himalayas - a living museum - As
spectacular as the mountains are, the one thing
that makes this place even better is the mountain
culture that still exists in the Himalayas.
As you make your way along the Himalaya trails
in Nepal and in other countries of this region,
you'll be partaking in a culture that has existed
for hundreds of years, or even longer. Some
is still uncorrupted by modern Western influences.
If you don't know what that means, you will
when you go there and enjoy the Himalayas experience.
It is, one would say - profound.
in the Himalayas
and Buddhists in the Himalayas - Trails
abound everywhere in the Himalayas. From the
lowlands where rice grows along with tropical
fruits such as bananas, oranges and more exotic
local specimens. Further up, one runs into the
temperate forests. And then in the high country
it's rock, ice, snow and wind - the abode of
the snows, as it's called.
All of the Himalayas make for an excellent adventure.
You'll be in the heart of an area that has been
a fertile ground for religions. Hindus tend
toward the lower elevations of the Himalayas.
Buddhists inhabits the higher areas. Local Muslims
live all over, and dominate some areas such
as Pakistan. It all makes for a fascinating
in the Himalayas