The Himalayas mainly consist of mountains, but also consist of temperate forests and alpine pastures. The inner region of the Himalayas in the valley are cold deserts that share characteristics with the Tibetan plateau. This region is home to the tallest mountain in the world; Mount Everest (8,848m) and to seven other of the 14 over eight thousand metre mountains in the world [Kanchenjunga (8,586m), Lhotse (8,516m), Makalu (8,463m), Cho Oyu (8,201m), Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Manaslu (8,163m) and Annapurna (8,091m).]
The Terai region has an altitude ranging from 60-305m and a width ranging from 26-32km. It occupies approximately 17% of the total land area of the country. Within the Terai region lies the lowest point of Nepal; Kechana Kalan with an altitude of 60m. The Gorkha district can be found within the Terai region and within the Gorkha disrtrict lies Sandikhola which is 82km North West from the capital of Kathmundu and 16km south east from the city of Gorkha. It is north east of Kurintar and Bharatpur. Sandikhola has two rivers running along it, to the south of the village is the Trushuli Nadi River and to the east is the Ju...
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