Himalayas are the alter ego of God as it is evident in its beauty as in its loftiness. If God had beauty it would commensurate with the beauty of the Himalayas. The Himalayas means the abode of snow. It is with the God spirit that Pandit Jawaharl Lal Nehru, the first prime minister of India empathized with Himalayas where his ashes was spread upon his death.
The becoming of universal spirit is the essence of the Himalayas. What does spirituality of the man means? Oneness with the cosmic spirit and so the Himalayas does the proxy of the cosmic spirit on the earth.
What is matter is the differentiation between various particles but the form of Himalayas seems to unite the matter into one holistic spirit. It could mean that the Himalayas is the personification of spirit that could exist in the matter. It is not animism that things have spirit, it is spiritualism that matter has one cosmic spirit.
It is because of the aloofness from the worldly ties that man thinks of intermingling with the cosmic spirit that in the past men or sages in search of Knowledge visited the Himalayas. The Himalayas represents the purity of thought hence towering imagination, the source of knowledge and the possession of beauty.
The more important expect of the Himalayas is the transcendence from the worldly ties hence going beyond matter into the world beyond where there rules the one true Brahman the self, as the cosmic seed, representing the oneness of the cosmos. To plunge into such oneness by overcoming the rigors of weather and life, the sages seem to amass knowledge of being with the God. So Knowledge is of two types, one that of matter and the other that of spirit while the former is immanent, the latter is transcendental . So it is the becoming of a transcendental spirit that the true essence of Himalayas lies in.