Mountains can’t be created without lubricant, and 2 billion years ago that lubricant was graphite produced by the carbon broken down from layers of dead plankton on the ocean floor.
The Su-re site has provided a historical connection between local Tibetans in the highlands with Nepali Sherpas in the Himalayan lowlands.
Himalayan rocks hold magnetic clues about their origins.
Craig Robert Martin
Earth’s magnetic field locks information into lava as it cools into rock. Millions of years later, scientists can decipher this magnetic data to build geologic timelines and maps.
A confrontation on the India-China border this week saw shots fired for the first time in 45 years.
Medical student Gyalsten Gurung, 25, pictured in a yellow jacket, returned to Upper Dolpo to instruct villagers about COVID-19. Here, on March 27, 2020.
During the COVID-19 crisis, some medical students at school in Pokhara, Nepal, went to rural Himalayan villages to teach about the virus. Others go home to challenge social inequities.
Anger in Kathmandu: activists protested outside the Indian embassy in May after the construction of a link road between India and Tibet.
Nepal is angry that India is encroaching into the Kalpani region of the Himalayas, which Nepal claims as its own.
Michael Kappeler DPA/AAP
Relations between the two nuclear states were already tense before China and India skirmished in the Galwan River Valley. There is no simple path ahead for India’s leader.
A Nepalese woman collects mushroom in a forest.
Himalayan villages are growing food in the forests, a traditional model that can fight both land clearing and world hunger.
Climbers begin the long ascent.
The 2019 season has been one of Mount Everest’s deadliest for climbers.
Celebrations after setting up the world’s highest weather station during National Geographic and.
Rolex’s 2019 Perpetual Planet Extreme Expedition to Mt. Everest.
Mark Fisher, National Geographic
A climate scientist goes to work – at 8,500 metres.
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.
Vinay Vaars/Wikimedia Commons
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.