Q. Which of the following is NOT practicing the transhumance?

[A] The Gujjars

[B] The Bakarwals

[C] The Bhotiyas

[D] The Koyas

Answer: D

Explanation: At many places of Himalayan Montane forests, temperate grasslands are also found.

  • But in the higher reaches there is a transition to Alpine forests and pastures.
  • Silver firs, junipers, pines, birch and rhododendrons, etc. occur between 3,000-4,000 m.
  • However, these pastures are used extensively for transhumance by tribes like the Gujjars, the Bakarwals, the Bhotiyas and the Gaddis.

Source: NCERT – Fundamental of Physical Geography