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Batal-Baralacha-La Trekking Map
Ethnic groups in Nepal
HDI in Nepal
Maps, to-scale, and some not to scale, of different parts of the Himalayan region
British explorers and envoys were the first cartographers for the Himalayas. For instance, Moorcroft, a trader and a manager in the East India Company in the early nineteenth century, and a visionary expeditioner into the Himalaya mountains, had two Indian pundits in his caravan whose sole task was to measure the distance covered each day. The Great Trigonometrical Survey of India, launched in the same period by Lambton and Sir Everest, the Surveyor General of India, scientifically mapped the Asian mountain complex, including the Himalaya, Hindu Kush, Karakorums, Pamirs and Kun Lun, accurately establishing the positions and heights of peaks. Several unknown Indian khalasis and pundits played a valuable role in these surveys, climbing sheer peaks with cumbersome equipment, and helped capture on map the mighty Himalayas. The effort continues… with modern-day remote sensing, GIS and other cartographic techniques.
Name:    The Himalayas and the Tibetan Plateau
Details:  Map showing satellite imagery of Tibetan plateau and the Himalayan mountain ranges. It displays the topographical variations, snow cover, presence of water body and vegetation of the Tibeto-Himalayan region.
Source:  ARC Science Simulations

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Maps of Places of Tourist Interest in the Himalayan Region
The Himalayan region is a delight for all manner of tourists, and these maps would help those who would like to travel the region, discover the places of special beauty and the tourist attractions.
  Chandra Taal - Trekking Map

Jeep Safari - Manali Leh

Leh to Tso Moriri Lake
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Maps of the Ancient Himalayan World
These historical maps of the Himalayan region are surprisingly accurate with respect to geophysical features, and help understand how the area has been shaped, politically and culturally.
Indus River and the Himalayas
Details: This rare map showing the location of Himalayas and the Indus River in India was prepared by Abraham Ortelius in 1597.
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Physical, Administrative and Geological Maps of the Himalayan Region
Topographical Map of Mustang
Mustang, a Buddhist Kingdom in the Himalaya lies north of the two 8'000 meter peaks Annapurna and Dhaulagiri. The arid place with snow-capped mountains and barren hills...
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Trekking and Road Maps of the Himalayan Region
Valley of Flowers
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this National Park in the Central Himalayas is renowned for its beautiful meadows of endemic alpine flowers and attracts...
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Fauna of the Himalayas
Complimenting its diverse flora, the fauna of the Himalayas exhibits a magnificent variety. A high degree of endemism is found in this region, especially in the northeastern part. The Black Necked Crane, the Musk Deer, and the Kashmir Stag, or Hangul are some of the species on the brink of extinction...
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Book Title Higher Than The Eagle Soars
Winner of the Banff Mountain Festival Mountain Literature Prize 2007, the book is an autobiography of Stephen Venables. The book explores how and why he became a mountaineer, and why ...
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