Adventures With Ellie and Kelsey

The Himalayas:

The Himalayas includes some of the tallest mountains in the world. This mountain range stretches to about 1,550 miles long. The peaks of the mountains are steep and jagged. This mountain range includes valley and alpine glaciers that very large. Avalanches occur in these mountains. The unfathomable river gorges run throughout these mountains. Once at the top of these mountains, you can see unbelievable sights that you don't normally see on a regular day.

Mt. Everest:

Mt. Everest is the tallest mountain in the world measuring at 29,035 feet tall. Very few animals live in this mountain because of the extreme weather conditions. The mountain has been climbed by a variety of different ages including 7 years old and 80 years old. The first people to climb the mountain was Tenzing Norgay, and Edmund Hillary. You can see the world from the tallest point on Earth, Mt. Everest.

Plateau of Tibet:

The estimated height is about 14,800 feet. The top of the plateau is covered in brackish lakes. The whole plateau has an area of about 965,000 sq. miles. Some plants are grown here such as barley. The plateau of Tibet is the roof of the world.

Taklimakan Desert:

The Taklimakan Desert is one of the largest deserts in the world, the desert is an astonishing 123,550 square miles. The Desert is covered in hilly sand dunes. Parts of the desert has high mountain ranges. If you want to experience a long adventurous journey, you should visit the Taklimakan Desert.

Gobi Desert:

The Gobi Desert is covered in bare rock. Sometimes when it gets very cold in the winter time, it snows in the desert. The sand dunes can rise up to more than 300 feet tall. Parts of the desert has very little vegetation. The Gobi Desert is a once in a lifetime experience.

North China Plain:

The North China Plain covers about 158,000 square miles. Throughout this 158,000 sq. miled flat plain, wheat, cotton, sesame seed, and peanuts are grown here. Parts of the plain includes animals such as birds, deer, and buffalo. The plain is a very flat area, therefore it is easy to hike or camp on.

Yellow River:

This river is the countrie's longest river. The unique yellow color comes from the yellow sediment depositied throughout the river. If you are wanting to have an adventure you can go canoeing along the Yellow River. The river flows throughout northern China. Many people visit this river because of the unique color.

The Yangzi River:

The river is the longest river in both China and Asia. It begins at the Plataue of Tibet and ends at the East China Sea. The Yangzi River is used for food, transportation, and water. This river helped the civilizations by giving them those resources. The length of the river would make it a great place to canoe or boat down.

The Bay of Bengal:

This bay is used for transporting and importing goods for the country. It is one of the widest bays in the world measuring at about 1,000 miles wide. The bay is very shallow. Parts of the bay are used for swimming and relaxing.

The Dead Sea:

The Dead Sea has a surplus amount of salt deposited. No animals can survive in this area of water. Many people visit the Dead Sea because of its high deposits of salt. If you are in the Dead Sea and feel relaxed, it is very easy to float because of the salt. It is very calm and quiet.

Citations:

Mt. Everest citations:

Greenspan, Jesse. 7 Things You Should Know About Everest , A&E and Television Networks, 29 Mar. 2013, www.history.com/news/7-things-you-should-know-about-mount-everest. Accessed 14 Mar. 2017.

For all the other cites:

Alitto, Guy S. and Michael P. Petrov. The Brittinica encyclopedis., I ed., 2011. Https://www.britannica.com/place...

Accessed 3/15/17

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