In pictures: The mountains of Asia
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In pictures: The mountains of Asia

From the snow peaks of the Himalayas in India and Nepal to the high country of Sri Lanka’s tea growing districts and Indonesia’s verdant volcanoes, the mountain ranges of Asia offer a variety of vistas, climates, villages and even agricultural methods.

These images showcase a swathe of these mountains with everything from foot hills to the highest peaks, the monasteries, towns and people that live amongst them.

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Mt Ramelau the highest peak in East Timor. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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The Annapurna range, Nepal. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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The rocky landscape of Mt Kinabalu, the highest peak on the Malay archipelago. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Mt Everest as seen from an airplane ride to Paro, Bhutan. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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The dramatic ranges of the Bungle Bungles, Western Australia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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A tea picker in the hill country of Sri Lanka. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Agricultural fields near Pai by the hills of northern Thailand. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Fan Jing Shan in Hunan Province, China. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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The high camp near Mardi Himal surrounded by mountains, Nepal. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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A stupa in the mist of an early morning in the hill country of Kalaw, Burma. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Garwhali villages in a terraced landscape. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Mountains near Phonsavan, Laos. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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The Takstang monastery perched on a mountain cliff in Bhutan. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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The terraced landscape of the Sapa hills, Vietnam. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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A hiker overlooking Wilpena Pound, South Australia. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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Flowers on hills near Hatobilico, East Timor. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

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The karst landscape of Guangxi around Yangshuo, China. Pic: Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com

All images by Joanne Lane, www.visitedplanet.com