Greater Himalayas (Himadri)
Greater Himalayas or Himadri or Himagiri comprises all major mountain ranges of the Himalayas. Greater Himalayas is also known as “Mahaan Himalaya”in Hindi.
Among the four parallel ranges of the Himalayas, the Greater Himalaya appears highest, largest and longest. The Main Central Thrust divides the Greater Himalayas and the Lower Himalayas.
The famous mountain peaks like Mt. Everest (8,852 m) (Sagarmatha of Nepal and Chomolangma of China), the highest peak of the world, Nanga Parbat (8,126 m) of India, the ninth highest peak of the world, Kanchenjungha (8,598 ) of Nepal and India, the third highest peak of the world, and the Zaskar Range stands in the Greater Himalayan Mountain belt.
The average height of the Greater Himalaya belt is 6000 m.