Flying over the Himalayas

The Himalayas were a mountain range on Earth. It contained the Kabul River and had trails that, by the 24th century, were considered to be "ancient". Its Mount Everest was the tallest mountain on the planet.

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Shangri-la was a mythological paradise in the Himalayas where people aged very slowly. It had stayed the same for thousands of years. (TOS novel: The Covenant of the Crown)

From orbit, the Himalayas sometimes seemed to glow with a faint light depending on the moon’s phases, similar to the Swiss Alps and the American Rocky Mountains. (TOS novel: Spock's World)

A three-story shrine in the Ajorra Caves in Maharashtra was designed to honor Mount Meru in the Himalayas. (ST - The Eugenics Wars novel: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume 2)

Anatossia’s western coast featured the Illesa Mountains, which were as tall as the Himalayas. (TOS novel: Garth of Izar)

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In 2264, a week after taking his final exams at Starfleet, Hikaru Sulu considered that he’d seen many wonders, including mountains taller than the Himalayas. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)

In 2266, Alfred Bleikoff toured Earth monuments and locales in a shuttle. He was flown over the Himalayas. An Earth defense screen installation was located on the mountain range, likely near Mount Everest. (TOS comic: "Prophet of Peace")


The Himalayas were visible outside Noah’s mountain retreat

In 2367, Federation Starfleet Captain Jean-Luc Picard attempted unsuccessfully to convince his first officer, Commander William T. Riker, to attempt a holodeck program of horseriding in the mountains. Riker didn't feel his horsemanship skills were up to the task. (TNG episode: "The Loss")

The holodeck character Hippocrates Noah had a mountain retreat 25,000 feet above sea level on the southeastern slope of Mount Everest. The Himalayas were visible through his window. (DS9 episode: "Our Man Bashir")

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