mountain ranges in the world and geologically speaking, the youngest, the
Himalayas offer some of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. The
western and eastern sectors of these lofty mountains have distinct
differences in vegetation and wildlife.
Vegetation also varies with
altitude and ranges from the tropical and sub tropical forests of the
foothills, the temperate forests and alpine meadows of the higher reaches,
to the high altitude deserts in Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.