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Location Type: Region
Mostly between 700 and 4,000 meters altitude, this region forms a geographic midlands between the Terai and the Himalayas.
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Wikipedia - Mahabharat Lekh

The Mahabharat Lekh or Range—also called the Lesser Himalaya -- is a major east-west mountain range with elevations 1,500 to 2,700 meters (5,000 to 9,000 feet) along the crest, paralleling the much higher Great Himalaya range from the Indus River in Pakistan across northern India, Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan but then the two ranges become increasingly difficult to differentiate east of Bhutan as the ranges approach the Brahmaputra River. The Mahabharat range also parallels the lower Siwalik or Churia Range (Outer Himalaya) to the south.

Southern slopes of the Mahabharat Range are steep and nearly uninhabited due to a major fault system called the 'Main Boundary Thrust". The crest and northern slopes slope gently enough to support upland pastures and terraced fields. Nepal's densely populated Middle Hills begin along the crest, extending north through lower valleys and other "hills" until population thins out above 2,000 meters and cereal-based agriculture increasingly gives way to seasonal herding and cold-tolerant crops such as potatoes.

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Wikitravel - Middle Hills

Middle Hills region map

The Hill Region (Pahar in Nepali) is mostly between 700 and 4,000 meters altitude. This region is split from the Terai Range by the Mahabharat Lekh (Lesser Himalaya) and forms a geographic midlands between the Terai and the Himalayas. It includes the scenic Pokhara valley, a popular base for activities in the area.

Cities: Baitadi, Bandipur, Butwal, Diktel, Ghaleghon, Gorkha, Kaskikot, Haleshi, Ilam, Pokhara, Tangting, Tansen, Taplejung

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