WHS located in the Himalaya proper, the rugged arc between the Tibetan Plateau and the Ganges Plain. Including sites that are in its foothills or where the site lays claim to specific Himalayan features for its OUV. See also this map.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Chitwan National Park “Nestled at the foot of the Himalayas” (OUV)
Great Himalayan National Park "The property lies within the ecologically distinct Western Himalayas" (OUV)
Kathmandu Valley Foothills
Khangchendzonga National Park "giving rise to an exceptional range of eastern Himalaya landscapes and associated wildlife habitat" (OUV)
Manas Wildlife Sanctuary “Manas is located at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas” (OUV), and “it is intricately linked to the Himalayas, including through the Manas River” (ICIMOD study 2021)
Mount Emei, including Leshan Giant Buddha "This is due to its transitional location at the edge of the Sichuan basin and the eastern Himalayan highlands” (OUV)
Mountain Railways of India “the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway located in the foothills of the Himalayas in West Bengal ... and the Kalka Shimla Railway located in the Himalayan foothills of Himachal Pradesh” (OUV)
Nanda Devi and Valley of Flowers "The rich diversity of species reflects the valley’s location within a transition zone between the Zanskar and Great Himalaya ranges to the north and south, respectively, and between the Eastern and Western Himalaya flora." (OUV)
Potala Palace "its harmonious setting within a dramatic landscape" (OUV)
Sagarmatha National Park "Encompassing the infinitely majestic snow capped peaks of the Great Himalayan Range" (OUV)
Sichuan Giant Panda Sanctuaries Wolong: “a mixing zone between the subtropical flora of East Asia and the temperate flora of the Himalayan/ Qingzang Plateau” (AB ev)
Three parallel rivers of Yunnan "The property spans a large portion of the Hengduan Mountains, which is the major arc curving into Indochina from the eastern end of the Himalayas." (OUV)


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