Hidden Himalayas Tours
The Great Himalayas are situated to the north of the Lower Himalayan Mountain Range. These mountains are bordered by the Indus River to the west and north. Subsequently, the river takes a southerly bend at Sazin.
About the Great Himalayas
The Great Himalayas are a beautiful mountain range in the Himalayas. The mean altitude of the Great Himalayas Mountain Range is approximately 6,000 meters. Some of the tallest summits in the world are situated in this range, for instance, Nanga Parbat (8126 meters). The Nanga Parbat is the ninth tallest peak in the world and the second tallest peak in Pakistan. As the mountains are eternally coated with snow, there are a number of glaciers in the region. The most extensive glacier is the Rupal Glacier and the length of the glacier is 17.6 km. The glacial activities are responsible for forming a number of picturesque lakes such as the Saiful Muluk Lake. This lake is situated in the higher Kaghan Basin. One more important geological characteristic of this region is the deep canyons formed by the Indus in this area. The deepest canyon is situated at Dasu-Patan area in Kohistan district. The depth of the canyon is 6,500 meters. Actually, this is the deepest canyon in the world. The depth is so profound, that even if that the tallest peak of Europe, Antarctica or North America were to be put at its deepest tip, the mountain would still not jut out further than the pinnacle.