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Himalayan Foothills

 

Yumthang Valley
Creative Commons AttributionYumthang Valley - Credit: Shayon Ghosh, Flickr

 

Himalayan Foothills
Public DomainHimalayan Foothills

The Himalayas form the highest mountain range on the planet.  They include Mount Everest, the world's tallest mountain. Their immense size and expanse makes them a natural barrier to immigration between countries.

The foothills make for a rugged, isolated place to live. Small villages nestle on steep slopes, and most people live by subsistence farming with small herds of animals.

Maneck's family live in this beautiful place.