How did the Himalaya Mountain range get its name?
The word himalaya comes from the Sanskrit language and it translates into "the abode of snow".
The three highest mountains, as measured by Height Above Sea Level (ASL) is: 1. Mt Everest Range: Mahalangur Himalaya Mountain Range Height: 8848m ASL 2. Name: K2 Range: Baltoro Karakoram Mountain Range Height: 8611m ASL 3. Name:Kangchenjunga Range: Kangchenjunga Himalaya Mountain Range Height: 8586m ASL
How are the himalaya and kanchenjunga the same as each other Kanchenjunga is a part of himalayas. Himalaya is a mountain range where as Kanchenjunga is a sub range containing several peaks and the third highest peak of the world is also named as Kanchenjunga which lies in Kanchenjunga sub range of Himalayas.