Consider the following statements:
1. Central Himalayas is marked by very few mountain passes in comparison to eastern or western Himalayas
2. Central Himalayas is marked by very high mountain peaks in comparison to eastern or western Himalayas
Which among the above statements is / are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both the statements Sikkim Himalayas are located beyond the Kali River up to the Teesta River. Most of them are located in Nepal and known as Central Himalayas. These Himalayas are home to highest peaks of Himalayas such as Everest, Kanchenjunga, Makalu, Dhaulagiri, Annapurna etc.

It is characterized by very few passes. Two passes viz. Nathu La and Jelep-La are important as they connect India’s Sikkim to Tibet of China.

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