By McCanna Sanders
The Himalaya are a mountain range that forms
a border between Indian subcontinent and the
rest of Asia.
The Himalayas are the tallest mountain range
in the world.
The word Himalaya means “home of snow”
because the tops of the mountain is always
capped with snow.
1. Mount Everest
2. K2 peak is locally known as "Chogo Ri" which
means "The Great Mountain“.
Elevation 29,053 feet tall
Everest was formed about 60 million years ago.
Everest is named after sir George Everest
28,169 feet tall
The word Kangchenjunga means ‘the five
treasures of the snow’.
The mountain was first claimed in 1955.
• K2 is known as the most dangerous mountain in the
• 6000 meters up the mountain is rocky after that it is
known as an ‘ocean of snow’.
• K2 is 28,251 feet tall.
Lhotse is 27,940 feet tall
Lhotse was first climed in 1956 as an
alternative route to mt.everest.
A lot of the time Lhotse is mistakenly identified
as the south peak of Everest.
Makalu is 27,765 feet tall
First climbed in 1955
Only 5 of the 16 attempts to clime this
mountain have succeeded.
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