A journey to the highest and most beautiful mountain range in the world--the Himalayas--thought to be the most magical place on Earth.
"This region of the world is often overlooked and there are presently very few nonfiction titles that provide such a collection of diverse, accessible information. Recommended."--School Library Connection
"Beorlegi's double-page, jewel-toned illustrations show the stunning colors that characterize life in this region, from the brilliant blue sky to fluttering prayer flags."--Booklist
About 50 million years ago, a colossal class between Indian and Asia resulted in the tallest landform on earth, with 14 peaks reaching over 8,000 meters above sea levels as it journeys through Nepal, India and Tibet. This book treks up, down, and through these magnificent mountains (including Mount Everest ), revealing the history, people, wildlife, and legends of Nepal, India and Tibet along the way.
Rishikesh is a sacred city situated at the foot of the Himalayas and is therefore known as the gateway to the Himalayas. In this place, the River Ganges makes its magnificent entry into the territory of India. The Hindus chose this area of the river to build their legendary ashrams: houses where pupils and masters engage in spiritual practices such as meditation and yoga.