Geological field trips in the Himalaya, Karakoram and Tibet

Volume 47, 2014

The Himalayan belt developed during the India-Asia collision and is regarded as the classic collisional orogen. Geological features can be observed in exceptional exposures that constitute an invaluable field laboratory for unravelling the sedimentary, tectonic, metamorphic and magmatic evolution of the orogenic belt. Our understanding of the Himalaya has helped to clarify the evolution of other ancient and recent orogens. The aim of the special issue is to describe a number of significant Himalayan field trips in order to share our field knowledge of this first-order orogen.

A geological journey through the deepest gorge on Earth: the Kali Gandaki valley section, central Nepal

Rodolfo Carosi, L. Gemignanni, L. Godin, S. Iaccarino, K. P. Larson, C. Montomoli, and Santa Man Rai

Virtual field guide for the Darjeeling-Sikkim Himalaya, India

Dawn Kellett , Djordje Grujic, Catherine Mottram, and Malay Mukul

The Higher Himalayan Crystallines, Alaknanda – Dhauli Ganga Valleys, Garhwal Himalaya, India

A.K. Jain, Mrinal Shreshtha, Puneet Seth, Lawrence Kanyal, R. Carosi, Chiara Montomoli, and S. Iaccarino