Great Himalayas

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Great Himalayas
Inner Hmalayas

The Great Himalayas or Greater Himalayas (Hindi: महान हिमालय or हिमाद्रि) is the highest mountain range of the Himalayan Range System[1], part of the Alpide belt. This range is separated from Trans Himalaya mountain ranges by the Main Central Thrust Fault, which lies north of it[2]. Entities the range is within include Pakistan, China, India, Nepal, 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.

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