Are the Hindu Kush mountains part of the Himalayas?

Where are the Hindu Kush mountains in Afghanistan?

Beginning west of Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, the Hindu Kush Mountains stretch some 600 miles (965 km) east across the northern tip of Pakistan and Jammu and Kashmir to the Pamir and Karakoram Mountains on the border of China. The highest peak is Tirich Mir at 25,260 feet (7,700 m).

Are the Hindu Kush mountains cold?

Climate. Since the Hindu Kush separates one major climate zone of Asia from another, the range’s climate shows great variations. … The central and western Hindu Kush, however, border the Mediterranean climatic zone, characterized by hot, dry summers and cold, wet or snowy winters (from December to early March).

What is the another name of Greater Himalayas?

The Himalayas consist of three parallel ranges, the Greater Himalayas known as the Himadri, the Lesser Himalayas called the Himachal, and the Shivalik hills, which comprise the foothills.

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