The people of the internet are no longer impressed by being taken to the front door of their house on the internet, they want to go further, further than they ever imagined...

Or at least to the Amazon, which Google already did the other week, and now to the Himalayas. In a blog post about the latest offering on Street View, Google explained that with the help of Apa Sherpa (the man with the most successful climbs of Everest - 21) they were able to capture panoramic 360 views of the world's most stunning mountain range, and can now offer those images to everyone and anyone who uses Google maps.

Google being Google, they've made a slick video to accompany the announcement, and while it's not the same as being there, it does capture some amazing footage of one of the planet's most awesome regions.

If you want to see what the fuss is about, then you can head to Street View and check out the Himalayas for yourself here. If you'd prefer to see the world famous mountain range from above, then why not check out this breathtaking Ultra HD video of the tallest peaks in the world, which is also a great way to experience the Himalayas without leaving the couch.

Soon we won't need to leave the couch for anything...except to get a new couch. Yes, we know can probably have that delivered after buying it online, but we'd still have to get up to switch between the old one and the new one.

Via The Wall Street Journal