The source of the Yamuna River, one of the major rivers draining the Himalayas.
A new report predicts that one-third of the ice in the Himalayas will melt, even if we contain global warming to 1.5C. So what does that mean for the flood-prone valleys below?
One-third of Himalayan ice cap is doomed, according to reports. Rudra Narayan Mitra/Shutterstock.com
Melting ice caps, burning forests – the climate disaster future is increasingly the present.
Mean annual air temperature on Everest is –13°C at 7,000 metres elevation, and yet the ice in its highest glacier is only –3.3°C.
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A new exhibition captures the moment when Germany started to rebuild her national pride, in the Himalayan mountains.
Development is peaking in the high country between India and China.
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For decades, China and India have clashed over their disputed Himalayan border. This clash is also playing out via a development boom that threatens the health of one of the world's biggest river catchments.
Meet the first team trying to understand the secrets of Mount Everest's glaciers.
Into the unknown.
In this episode of The Anthill podcast we are off exploring: land, sea and space.
It’s not too late to get your Himalayan Viagra, but it’ll cost you.
The coveted and unusual aphrodisiac found only at very high altitudes can fetch up to US$100,000 a kilo.
Everest: The Hillary Step is (or was) just 100 metres below the summit.
Reports claim the feature has vanished – but then mountains are always changing shape.
An Indian coalmine worker walks along the Stilwell Road after a day’s work in Ledo town, at the Indian-Burmese border.
The Pangsau Pass between Burma and India illustrates the complex issue of borders in the region.
A crack in a road near Kathmandu caused by the earthquake.
The earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday was caused by the same forces that built the Himalayas, and science is helping predict where the next quake might strike.
People free a man from the rubble of a destroyed building.
Seismic activity and poor buildings have come together again with fatal consequences.
Having fun at 5,000m.
There aren’t many animals high up in the Himalayas, but the odd bird passes by. Each year bar-headed geese (Anser indicus) travel from their breeding grounds in China and Mongolia to spend winter in the…
Research in the Himalayas has investigated how flowers evolved distinctive bee-friendly colours to attract pollinators. This…