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Himalayan Foothills


Yumthang Valley
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Himalayan Foothills
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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.