What is so special about himalayas?

- The Himalayan mountain system has the highest mountains in the World such as Mount Everest, which peak is up to 8,848 metres(29,029 ft) and still increasing slightly each year.

- Some of the world's major rivers rise in the Himalayas. Their combined drainage basin is home to 3 billion people, which is almost half of the Earth's population.

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Himalayas

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