The Himalayan Mountain belt is the highest mountain chain
on Earth. The average elevation for the entire mountain belt
is over 5,000 meters. Mount Everest is one of the peaks of
the Himalayan Mountainsat 8,848 meters above sea level
(nearly five and a half miles!), it is the highest point on
Earth. The region no longer has active volcanoes, but movement
along faults is evident from earthquakes that shake the region.
the topographic map of the Himalayan Mountains. Use the drawing
tool at left to outline the mountain belt. When you finish
outlining the mountains, click Continue to measure their length
and width, then answer the questions below.