Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Google’s Verne Himalayas app will take you to Mount Everest in seconds

Jonathan Vikram Pradhan | August 4, 2016 5:30 pm Print
Google has come with an all new futuristic Verne: The Himalayas, it is a map app using Google Maps 3D imagery. It allows the users to explore the vast expanse of the Himalayas while sitting at your homes.

It can’t get any cooler than this! After capturing 3D images of world’s biggest landmarks such the Eiffel Tower, Grand Canyon and Rio De Janeiro, Google has come up with a new Maps app called Verne: The Himalayas, which lets you explore the world quite unlike in any other ways.

The app is indeed a visual treat for adventure buffs and public alike who now get a chance to explore the vast expanse of the Himalayas, sitting at their homes. It has various options to engage in adventure activities aswell.

Using Google Maps 3D imagery, the app allows you to explore the vast expanse of the Himalayas using the aid of a 500-foot tall Yeti named Verne. You can actually do a lot by getting on to Verne. With the help of him, you can achieve reaching atop the Everest peak, a daring feat which took days for mountaineers Edward Hillary and Tenzing Norgay, you can zip up to the world’s highest top in seconds. You can fly through the mountain range on a glider or take a jetpack cruise of the white expanse.

Apart from all these, you can also chase around yaks and skate around the icy lakes. Sounds exiting already, doesn’t it?

Seemingly designed keeping kids in mind, the fun-packed app is a really good for adults as well to pick up information on the Himalayas. And what better way to educate kids through entertainment! Google has a way for picking up the simple things to make something exiting. For instance, the fable Yeti has been a favourite folklore for centuries and mostly forgotten, and Google uses it in their app and makes it ‘cool’ again!


Smartphone users can now download the app and go on their Himalayan expedition that they had been waiting for.

Check out the video of Verne: The Himalayas below: