Describe how the Himalayas were formed.

The Himalayan mountain range and Tibetan plateau have formed as a consequence of the collision between the Indian Plate and Eurasian Plate which began 50 million years ago and continues today.

Features ofHimalayan mountains

  • Himalayan Region is the shape of an arc.
  • Himalayan Region is composed of sedimentary rocks.
  • In the Himalayan Region, the average height of Mountain peaks is around 6000 metres.
  • It is the northernmost and continuous range.
  • It is covered with snow and comprise of snow glaciers.
  • By nature it is symmetrical and comprises of granite.

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