The Andes in South America are not as high as the Himalayas, even though many peaks in the Andes are higher than 20,000 feet (6,100 m) above sea level.
The Andes are split into several ranges, which are separated by intermediate depressions, and extend to seven countries.
Many etymologists believe that the word Andes comes from the Quechua word “anti”, which means “high crest”.
The climate in the Andes varies greatly, and the southern section is often rainy and cool, while the central Andes are dry.
Peaks in the Himalayas reach more than 26,240 feet (8,000 m) in height.