By Yeshe De Project, Yeshe De Project Staff
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The north side is drained by tributaries of the gTsang-po river, which begin in Himalayan glaciers. Three longitudinal zones can be distinguished in the Himalayas: the Great Himalayas, snow-covered peaks above 20,000 feet; the Lesser Himalayas, which include the mountains of Kashmir and Nepal; and the Outer Himalayas, made up of the Siwalik range in India. The following peaks stand out from west to east: Gangotri glacier at 23,421 feet (6726 meters); Kamet at 25,595 feet (7756 meters); Nanda Devi at 25,796 feet (7817 meters); Gang-lung at 21,080 feet (6324 meters); Kanjiroba at 21,640 feet (6492 meters); Dhaulagiri at 25,967 feet (8172 meters); Anna Puma at 26,657 feet (8078 meters); Gosainthan (Xixibangma) at 26A40 feet (8012 meters); Gung-thang-la at 23,990 feet (7197 meters); Jo-mo-gangsdkar (Mt.
GNYAN-CHEN-THANG-LHA gNyan-chen-thang-lha lies north of the gTsang-po river and south of the large lake gNam-mtsho. It extends northeast and then curves south under the Nag-chu (Nu Jiang). North of this range, the arid Byang-thang begins, while to the south is a more moist region of valleys where tributaries of the gTsang-po flow. Elevation is 19,000-20,000 feet (5700-6000 meters). The highest peak is the holy mountain of gNyan-chen-thang-lha, rising 23,390 feet (7080 meters). Like the Himalayas, this range exhibits steep and rugged south slopes with more gentle northern slopes.
Within forty miles of these lakes and the holy peak are the sources of some of the greatest rivers of Asia: the gTsang-po, the SutleL the Ganges, and the Indus. " MNGA'-RIS-GANGS-RI This range lies west of the Gangs-ti-se range in northern mNga'ris. Peaks often reach 19,000-21,000 feet (5700-6300 meters), with 32 The Land the snow-capped mountain, mNga'-ris-gangs-ri, rising 21,160 feet (6348 meters) at the northwest end of the range. Towards the southeast near Ngang-la-ring lake another snow peak rises 21A30 feet [6429 meters).