|Arunachal Himalayas |
The Arunachal Himalayas form the eastern frontier of theEastern Himalayas. The Namcha Barwa massif on the extreme eastof the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh is the acceptedeasternmost point of the Himalayas. Earlier this region wasknown by the term of Assam Himalayas, but the creation of theNorth East Frontier Agency (NEFA) and Arunachal Pradeshrendered this term obsolete.
Arunachal Himalayas is virgin territory.
For the major part of its length, this range is a low range byHimalayan standards, rising to heights of 5,000 m and 6,000 m.There are two significant exceptions to this and these areasare of considerable mountaineering interest.
|Panorama of the Arunachal Himalayas|
by Serbjeet Singh
Credit: Karamjeet Singh
The Himalayan range enters Arunachal Pradesh from Bhutan at the West Kameng district. The region is a series of high ridges andlow valleys and the altitude in the region varies from 800 m to7,000 m above sea level. It then runs northwards over theKangto region before extending to the easternmost frontiers ofthe Arunachal Himalayas -- the Namcha Barwa Massif.