Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online

Get access

Himalaya Region
(8,538 words)

The Himalayas span a vast geography that includes regions within the present-day countries of Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, China, Nepal, and Bhutan. The highest snow peaks are mostly situated along the southern border of Tibet, though some run through Kashmir. These snow peaks demarcate the northernmost extent of purely Hi…

Cite this page
Alter, Andrew, “Himalaya Region”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of Hinduism Online, Edited by: Knut A. Jacobsen, Helene Basu, Angelika Malinar, Vasudha Narayanan. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <>
First published online: 2018

▲   Back to top   ▲