Himalaya – abode of snow, Giri Raj – king of all mountains, is the world’s most powerful, smallest, tallest, most inspiring, amazing and incredible fold mountain range. DTHH Adventures deals with the details and importance of places of religious and spiritual importance of Uttarakhand. The Himalayas have attracted people to this region since ancient times. References about the Himalayas are also found in the world’s oldest text, the Rigveda. The Himalayas mean different things to different people. It is a spiritual center beyond comparison for rishis, sages and seekers. Since time immemorial, ascetics have scaled great heights in search of peace and knowledge. Himalayas are the abode of Hindu divinity, the growth of the Himalayas, the great Himalayan ranges and peaks The sacredness of the Himalayas is the center of glaciers, rivers, climate, flora and fauna.

The Himalayas are the highest mountain range in the world, with all 14 peaks over 8,000 meters, including Everest and K2. The meaning of the Himalayas is “the abode of snow” which has an estimated 15,000 glaciers throughout the range. The Himalayas form an arc 2,400 km long that separates the Indian subcontinent in the south from the Tibetan Plateau in the north. Many of the world’s major rivers, the Indus, the Ganges, the Brahmaputra and the Yangtze begin their journey in the Himalayas. The Himalayas have helped develop the cultures of South Asia and many of the Himalayan peaks are sacred to both Hindus and Buddhists. Probably the most important is Mount Kailash (6,638 m) in Tibet, this peak is the abode of the Hindi god Shiva and is also revered by Buddhists. Climbing Kailash is forbidden although pilgrims of many religions believe that circumambulating Mount Kailash on foot is a sacred ritual that brings good luck. Lake Mansarovar is located at the base of Mount Kailash, and is the source of the Brahmaputra River.

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