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KS3 Geography - Incredible India: Himalayas

A guide to information resources on India for your year 9 Geography topic, compiled by your Librarians.


Lake Tsomoriri

The Himalaya Mountains is a mountain range in Asia which separates the Indian subcontinent from the Tibetan Plateau.  The Himalayan mountain system is the world's highest and is home to the world's highest peaks which include Mount Everest and K2.

The Himalayas were formed due to the impact of the Indian tectonic plate travelling northward at 15cm per year to impact the Eurasian continent, about 40-50 million years ago.  The lighter rock of the seabeds of that time were easily uplifted into mountains resulting in the Himalayan arc.  The summit of Mount Everest is therefore made of marine limestone!

(Information from Wikipedia)

Explore the links on this page to find out more information about The Himalayas.

News on The Himalayas

The latest news on The Himalayas from The Guardian website:

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Tanglin Trust School Trip to the Himalayas 2011

A video of photos from the 2011 TTS trip to the Everest Base Camp in the Himalayas of Nepal.

(Many thanks to Mr R Stretch for these photographs)

Living Himalayas

A World Wildlife Fund video about the threats to the unique people, places, and wildlife of the Eastern Himalayas in a rapidly changing climate.

Websites about the Formation of The Himalayas

Click on the image above to find out how the Himalayas have formed over the last sixty million years.

Books in the Senior Library

More websites with information on The Himalayas

Website - Destination Himalayas