The mountain range located in the northeastern region of India is the Himalayas. Its name is of Sanskrit origin, meaning "abode of snow."
The Himalayas is divided into three smaller mountain chains, namely the Outer Himalayas, Greater Himalayas and the Lesser Himalayas. It traverses across several countries including Pakistan, China, Bhutan, Nepal, Afghanistan and India, extending a length of approximately 1,500 miles. The mountain range was formed due to the collision of the Indian Plate with Tibet, which isolated India from Mongolia and China. The Himalayas is home to Mount Everest, the tallest mountain on Earth. The peak was named after Sir George Everest, a British geographer who was stationed in India in the 1800s.