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Himalayas Compilation Video

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Himalayas from Above 🏔

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The Himalayan mountain range is home to many of the world’s tallest peaks. Explorers and drone pilots are pushing the limits of their explorations and equipment to capture incredible aerial films of this area. Travel through this breathtaking mountain region by watching these drone videos.  The Himalayan mountain range covers parts of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan and China, and the region contains 110 peaks rising to elevations of 24,000 feet or above. Including the world’s highest peak, Mount Everest, in Nepal.

Pakistan's K2

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K2 with a Drone!

scientik

Contributor scientik brings us this awesome drone video of Pakistan's K2 mountain.  The country's highest mountain and one its most recognized sites, the Himalayan peak is the world's second highest mountain after Mt. Everest.  With summit elevation of about 8.6k meters (just over 28k ft.) above sea level, the part of the mountain actually sits in China's remote Xinjiang region.  It's a famously dangerous mountain to climb; the ratio of deaths to successful climbs is about 1:4, the highest of any major peak.   

Mt. Everest Base Camp

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Besos from Nepal - Everest Base Camp

The Flip Flop Squad

This amazing drone video from contributor Flip Flop Squad was shot around the magnificent Himalayan country Nepal.  It includes aerial footage of Kathmandu, Thamel, Lukla, the Khumbu valley, Namche Bazaar, Tengboche Monastery, Khumjung Village, and more.  The highlight of the video is spectacular footage shot from the base camp of Mt. Everest.  Part of the Mahalangur Himal masif, it's the world's highest mountain with peak altitude of about 8.8k meters (just over 29k ft).   

Nepal Mountain Trek

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Nepal's Himalayas with DJI Phantom 4

Chris Jeon

With no roads to speak of in the higher elevation areas, truly experiencing the Himalaya Mountains generally involves a multi-day trek.  In this fantastic video, top contributor jeon.donghee used drone and ground camera footage along on one of the most challenging of these treks: the Three Passes Trek in Nepal.  The 16 day hike covers 160 km (around 100 mi.) and crosses the Renjo La, Cho La and Kongma La mountain passes; as you'll see in the video, the trek affords clear views of Mt. Everest.  

The Chinese Himalayas

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Himalayan Vibes

Face du Monde

Top contributor Face Du Mond used ground camera and drone footage to make this stunning video from the eastern reaches of the Himalayan Mountain system in Western China.  The video was shot in the mountainous portions of the Yunnan Province and of the Sichuan Province which lies immediately to its north.  The western part of Yunnan sits at the eastern extent of the Great Himalayan Uplift, while western Sichuan is home to the mountains which form the Great Tibetan Plateau.  

The Key Monastery in India's Spiti Valley

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Key Monastery: Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

PixelDo.Com

Contributor PixelDo created this epic drone video of one of the world's most famous Tibetan Buddhist monasteries.  Key Monastery is situated in the Spiti Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh in northern India.  It's in the foothills of the Himalayas, at an altitude of over 4.1k meters (almost 13.7k ft.).  Believed to have been built in the 11th century, it's the largest monastery in the Spiti Valley, which served as the conduit for the spread of Buddhism from its birthplace in Tibet into India.

Bhutan's Great Buddha Statue

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Buddha Dordenma by Drone - Thimpu, Bhutan

Enrico Pescantini

Thimphu is the principal city of the Himlayan Kingdom of Bhutan.  The city is situated in the Himalayan foothills at an altitude of 2.2k meters (7.4k ft) above sea level.  The city, and the country of Bhutan, are remote enough that Thimphu does not have its own airport.  Contributor Enrico Pescantini used a drone to create this amazing aerial video of the city's giant Buddha statue.  Only completed in 2015, it's already one of the most recognized sites in this ancient and distant city.  

The Annapurna Massif

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Annapurna Himalayas, Nepal 2017 - DJI Mavic Pro 4K Drone

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The Annapurna massif of Nepal is home to some of the world's tallest mountains.  The highest peak of this Himalayan Mountain subrange (Mt. Annapurna) is over 8k meters (over 26k ft.), and there are thirteen peaks in the group over 7k meters (23k ft.).  These stunningly beautiful mountains are also amongst the world's most dangerous; there have been over 60 recorded fatalities against the 190+ attempts to reach the summit.  See the Annapurna's from above in this amazing drone video.    

India's Spiti Valley

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Chandra Taal: Spiti Valley, Himachal Pradesh

PixelDo.Com

Spiti is a valley in the Indian Himalayan mountains.  It lies in the state of Himachal Pradesh, near the border with Tibet.  The valley is surrounded by forbidding peaks, with the "passes" at elevations of 3.5-4k meters (13k-15k ft) above sea level.  Contributor Pixeldo.com created a series of similar drone videos in different villages of the valley, such as the one shown here.  Each begins with a "pull out" shot revealing the extent of the massive valley and the towering peaks which surround it. 

Mera Peak: Nepal's Highest Trek

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Mera Peak & Island Peak Expedition Preview

Dave Whyte

Take a drone trek with contributor Dave Whyte high up in the Himalayan Mountains to Mera Peak — the highest trekking peak found in Nepal.  The aerial footage shows a crew of hikers pushing through snow and ice to reach the glorious summit. The path allows hikers to reach an altitude of almost 6.5k meters (over 21k ft.), which is higher than the highest peaks on almost every other continent.  This epic expedition drone video is sure to take your breath away when see the view from the top.

Northern Pakistan by Drone

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Drone View of Northern Areas of Pakistan

Panezai

Ride along with Panezai for this beautiful captioned aerial tour of northern Pakistan.  The video features footage of the following locations: Siri Paye, a famous alpine meadow; Saif ul Malook; Nangba & Parat Fairy Meadows; Mt Nangba Parat (the world's ninth highest mountain, with a peak at 8.1k meters or 26.7k ft.); Lady Finger Peak; the Altit Fort in the Hunza Valley; Lake Attabad, which was created just a few years ago via a landslide; Khunjerab Pass; Mear Glacier; the Karakuram Highway; and more.  

Nepal's Langtang Valley

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Beautiful Langtang Kyanjin Gompa valley of Nepal

NEPAL360

Check out this stunning drone video of Nepal's Langtang region, which sits on the country's border with Tibet (China).  It's located more or less due north from the national capital city Kathmandu.  The specific area shown in the video is the Kyanjin Gompa, an alpine valley amidst the mighty Himalayan mountain chain that runs across the length of northern Nepal.  Most of the valley is part of the LangTang National park, and it's readily accessible via a drive from the capital.  

Nepal's Mardi Himal

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Wonderful Mardi Himal of Nepal

NEPAL360

Nepal360 used a DJI Spark drone to create this beautiful aerial of Mardi Himal, one of the mountains of Nepal.  The base camp, which is featured here, sits just a bit to the east of the better-known Annapurna Base Camp.  The Mardi Himal Base Camp also leads into the Annapurna Masif, home to 16 peaks of over 6k meters (about 20k) ft. including Mt. Annapurna, one of the ten tallest peaks in the world.  The Mardi Himal Basecamp sits at an altitude of 4.5k meters (about 15k ft.).  

Pakistan's Hunza Valley

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Colors of Hunza from Above

AbdulHanan

The Hunza River runs through the Himalayan Mountains in the Gilgit-Baltistan region of Northern Pakistan, near the borders with Afghanistan and China.  In autumn the trees throughout the Hunza valley turn to fire as their leaves turn gold, red orange and bronze, contrasting sharply with the barren mountains.  Contributor Abdul Hanan gives us a spectacular aerial view of this area with this amazing drone video.  Prepare to be amazed by the aerial views of some of the world's most spectacular scenery.

Skiing the Himalayas

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Freeride in Gulmarg

Rocannon

Gulmarg is home to one of India's top ski resorts.  It's in the northern state of Jammu & Kashmir, not far from the Pakistani border.  Situated in the middle of one of the world's most notorious political flashpoints, the area's tourism traffic has at times been affected by the level of military tension between India and Pakistan.  As these tension have (generally) subsided in recent years, Gulmarg has come into its own.  In this drone video by Rocannon, you can see these amazing Himalayan ski runs from above.  

Motorcycling in Ladakh, India

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Overland Ladakh - Moto trip in the Himalayas

victor michaud

Ladakh is one of the northernmost territories of India.  Most of the state is covered by a plateau surrounded by various sub-ranges of the Himalayan Mountains.  In recent decades, Ladakh has caught the attention of the worldwide motorcycle trekking community, who have been drawn to some of the world's highest driveable passes.  You can see what it's all about with this video by victor michaud, which combines drone and ground-camera footage to record a biking trip through this remote and beautiful land.  

Mukteshwar: Himalaya Foothills

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Mukteshwar Hills - Indian Himalayas

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Check out this beautiful drone video from the foothills of the Himalaya Mountains in Northern India, compliments of contributor prtzy.  The hills are located in and around the town of Mukteshwar, in the Nainital district of the state of Uttarakhand, not far from the border with Nepal.  Variously called the Mukteweshar Hills and the Kumaon Hills, they reach an elevation of around 2.3k meters or around 7.5k ft.  They are considered foothills of the Western Himalayas, home of many of the world's highest mountains.  

K2 in Winter

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K2 Winter 2018

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Join this cinematic wintertime journey as contributor Siemo aerially films Pakistan's K2 mountain, the world's second highest peak.  The mountain, which has a maximum elevation of just over 8.6k meters (just over 28.2k ft.) is situated in the country's Gilgit-Baltistan territory, near the border with China.  Part of the Karakoram chain, K2 is considered the world's deadliest mountain in terms of the number of lives lost relative to the number of people who have successfully scaled the peak.  

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