Kashmir is the northwestern region of the Indian subcontinent. Today, it denotes a larger area that includes the Indian-administered state of Jammu and Kashmir, the Pakistan-administered territories of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit–Baltistan, and the Chinese-administered regions of Aksai Chin and the Trans-Karakoram Tract.
Himachal Pradesh is a state in Northern India. It is spread over 21,495 sq mi (55,670 km2), and is bordered by Jammu and Kashmir on the north, Punjab on the west and south-west, Haryana and Uttarakhand on the south-east and by the Tibet Autonomous Region on the east.Himachal is situated in the western Himalayas.
Lake Manasarovar lies at 4,590 metres above mean sea level, a relatively high elevation for a large freshwater lake on the mostly saline lake-studded Tibetan Plateau. there are hundreds of higher freshwater lakes in the world, above sea level and 495 km2 in size, Angpa Tso , further east on the Tibetan Plateau at 33-24N 90-17E.