Subscribe for Newsletters and Discounts
Be the first to receive our thoughtfully written
religious articles and product discounts.
Your interests (Optional)
This will help us make recommendations and send discounts and sale information at times.
By registering, you may receive account related information, our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
.
By subscribing, you will receive our email newsletters and product updates, no more than twice a month. All emails will be sent by Exotic India using the email address info@exoticindia.com.

Please read our Privacy Policy for details.
|6
Sign In  |  Sign up
Your Cart (0)
Best Deals
Share our website with your friends.
Email this page to a friend
Books > History > Sociology And Anthropology > Trekking in The Himalayas
Subscribe to our newsletter and discounts
Trekking in The Himalayas
Trekking in The Himalayas
Description
About the Book:

Trekking in the Himalaya takes you away from the madding crowd to the white and silent core of the Himalaya. It lures you to Ladakh; Himachal; Garhwal and Kumaon; Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling; and Nepal-five regions that make up a trekker's paradise. There are nineteen mesmerising treks to choose from - jungle-riddled, summit-strewn, flower-rich, colour-mad passages of thrill and adventure.

Comprehensive and informative, the book traces each trek, starting with invaluable data on travel preparations and emergencies. A well-planned out day-to-day itinerary along with suggested short walks and restful campsites is complemented by a map outlining the trail, and earmarking rest houses and night halts. There is even a trekking guide that prepares you for the trek.

Written by expert trekkers, those who have been there and come back, every crag, peak, stream and inch familiar to them, with brilliant photographs by Hashmat Singh, the book is a stimulating and certain invitation to trekkers.

About the Author:

Hashmat Singh is a photographer and writer who works for an American adventure travel company. He organises and leads trips to almost the entire subcontinent including India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Having travelled extensively in the Himalaya for over two decades, he has walked all the trails described in this book and many more.

'The source of much inspiration, the Himalaya have guided me and shaped my whole life,' he says, 'My work today is guiding other people to the wonders that exist there-both physical and spiritual.' He lives in Delhi with his family, within 'shooting' distance of the Abode of Snow.

Pallav Das has known the Indian Himalaya quite intimately since the mid-'70s. Starting with regular treks in the western Himalaya, he gradually took more interest in its ecology and wildlife. As a member of Kalpavriksh, an environmental action group based in Delhi, he studies the grassroots ecological movement called Chipko in the Uttaranchal Himalaya.

Later, he studies the ecology of the endangered snow leopard and the blacknecked crane in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh. His chief interest lies in the understanding of land-use patterns in the mountains and their impact on critical wildlife species. Pallav Das is currently based in Washington D.C. U.S.A., and works as a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist focusing on South Asian issues.

Introduction:

The First Step

'Because it was there'
-George Mallory
on why he climbed Everest

WHY does one wander about in the hills? Why does one trudge up steep slopes only to descend to a point where another formidable ascent stares mockingly? Why does one shiver endlessly in a thin sleeping bag, most inappropriate for the place or the time, only to wake up to further misery as the late night rain finally creeps through the tent floor and creates a dreadful little puddle near your head? And why does one so lovingly plan another trek after having cursed and howled through the previous one and questioned one's sanity sixteen times a day?

For the answers, armchair travelling just won't do. You have to go on any one of the treks detailed in the book to find out why trekking in the Himalaya is so insidiously addictive. As any self-respecting street peddler would tell you, you just have to try trekking to feel what it could do to your senses, your world-view, your life.

Trekking is not about the challenge and the triumph of scaling that brutally tough 26,248 ft /8,000 m-plus mountain through that complicated route that nobody has dared before. It's not about that glorious placard which attaches itself to your back, screaming 'conqueror' as you descend to base camp. Trekking, in fact, is about that bracing bonfire which spirals up to meet the stars. It's about pitching camp overlooking a stunning waterfall. It's about standing transfixed on that rock outcrop as you look at the golden eagle glide past the precipice, breaking, the symmetry of the trans-Himalayan vistas, and swooping down on the unsuspecting mountain hare. It's about lying down on a carpet of anemones next to a gurgling stream. It's about stopping the knees from shaking after you have just been rescued by an obliging porter from a narrow ledge where loose rock were giving way in a hurry. It's about feeling envious of those climbers who haughtily march past you like zombies, totally focused on that awe-inspiring peak another 10,000 ft / 3,045 m above you_you could get closer to that only by using your long telephoto lens. And after being overwhelmed by everything around you, it's about looking inwards and remembering and then trying to forget the pain of the journey.

The five regions that comprise the trekking heartland of the Himalaya are: Ladakh/Zanskar Himachal; Garhwal/Kumaon; Sikkim/Darjeeling; Nepal and Bhutan.

We will take up each region and discuss in detail the day-by-day itinerary of the treks. Once you are through with this book, we hope you will be fortified by your newly-gained wisdom to try at least a few of the treks. This book is a modest attempt at presenting the attractive possibilities of trekking in the Himalaya and at expressing the characteristics of various regions in terms of flora, fauna, geological features, cultural diversity and environmental pressures. It's an attempt at leting the sweet whiff of the pine cones reach you and help you to dig out those dusty hiking boots from the cupboard. Have fun!

CONTENTS

1Introduction: The First Step8
2'A Circle of White Fire'14
3Secret Bhutan and Sikkim-Darjeeling Wonderland18
Paro - Lingshi-Thimpu20
The Wonderland28
Kanchenjunga Base Camp31
4High on Nepal38
Everest Base Camp41
Annapurna Sanctuary49
Around Annapurna57
Magical Mustang67
5Land of Gods: Kumaon and Garhwal72
Roop Kund-Kuari Pass - Tapovan 74
Corbett to Nainital81
Gangotri-Gaumukh-Bhrigu Lake 84
Ruinsara Tal - Har Ki Dun-Yamnotri 89
6Holy Himachal94
Spiti: Drive-cum-Trek97
Manikaran-Pin Parbati Pass-Pin Valley105
Beas Kund-Bhrigu Lake112
Tirthan Valley116
To Bara Bangal 122
7Ladakh: The Last Leg128
Shang La-Matho La-Stok Kangri134
Padum to Martselang142
Padum - Lamayuru147
Darcha-Padum154

Trekking in The Himalayas

Item Code:
IDD069
Cover:
Paperback
ISBN:
8174361065
Language:
English
Size:
8.25" x 11"
Pages:
168
Other Details:
In Full Color
Price:
$45.00   Shipping Free
Add to Wishlist
Send as e-card
Send as free online greeting card
Trekking in The Himalayas

Verify the characters on the left

From:
Edit     
You will be informed as and when your card is viewed. Please note that your card will be active in the system for 30 days.

Viewed 6949 times since 2nd Oct, 2008
About the Book:

Trekking in the Himalaya takes you away from the madding crowd to the white and silent core of the Himalaya. It lures you to Ladakh; Himachal; Garhwal and Kumaon; Bhutan, Sikkim and Darjeeling; and Nepal-five regions that make up a trekker's paradise. There are nineteen mesmerising treks to choose from - jungle-riddled, summit-strewn, flower-rich, colour-mad passages of thrill and adventure.

Comprehensive and informative, the book traces each trek, starting with invaluable data on travel preparations and emergencies. A well-planned out day-to-day itinerary along with suggested short walks and restful campsites is complemented by a map outlining the trail, and earmarking rest houses and night halts. There is even a trekking guide that prepares you for the trek.

Written by expert trekkers, those who have been there and come back, every crag, peak, stream and inch familiar to them, with brilliant photographs by Hashmat Singh, the book is a stimulating and certain invitation to trekkers.

About the Author:

Hashmat Singh is a photographer and writer who works for an American adventure travel company. He organises and leads trips to almost the entire subcontinent including India, Nepal, Bhutan, and Tibet. Having travelled extensively in the Himalaya for over two decades, he has walked all the trails described in this book and many more.

'The source of much inspiration, the Himalaya have guided me and shaped my whole life,' he says, 'My work today is guiding other people to the wonders that exist there-both physical and spiritual.' He lives in Delhi with his family, within 'shooting' distance of the Abode of Snow.

Pallav Das has known the Indian Himalaya quite intimately since the mid-'70s. Starting with regular treks in the western Himalaya, he gradually took more interest in its ecology and wildlife. As a member of Kalpavriksh, an environmental action group based in Delhi, he studies the grassroots ecological movement called Chipko in the Uttaranchal Himalaya.

Later, he studies the ecology of the endangered snow leopard and the blacknecked crane in the trans-Himalayan region of Ladakh. His chief interest lies in the understanding of land-use patterns in the mountains and their impact on critical wildlife species. Pallav Das is currently based in Washington D.C. U.S.A., and works as a documentary filmmaker and freelance journalist focusing on South Asian issues.

Introduction:

The First Step

'Because it was there'
-George Mallory
on why he climbed Everest

WHY does one wander about in the hills? Why does one trudge up steep slopes only to descend to a point where another formidable ascent stares mockingly? Why does one shiver endlessly in a thin sleeping bag, most inappropriate for the place or the time, only to wake up to further misery as the late night rain finally creeps through the tent floor and creates a dreadful little puddle near your head? And why does one so lovingly plan another trek after having cursed and howled through the previous one and questioned one's sanity sixteen times a day?

For the answers, armchair travelling just won't do. You have to go on any one of the treks detailed in the book to find out why trekking in the Himalaya is so insidiously addictive. As any self-respecting street peddler would tell you, you just have to try trekking to feel what it could do to your senses, your world-view, your life.

Trekking is not about the challenge and the triumph of scaling that brutally tough 26,248 ft /8,000 m-plus mountain through that complicated route that nobody has dared before. It's not about that glorious placard which attaches itself to your back, screaming 'conqueror' as you descend to base camp. Trekking, in fact, is about that bracing bonfire which spirals up to meet the stars. It's about pitching camp overlooking a stunning waterfall. It's about standing transfixed on that rock outcrop as you look at the golden eagle glide past the precipice, breaking, the symmetry of the trans-Himalayan vistas, and swooping down on the unsuspecting mountain hare. It's about lying down on a carpet of anemones next to a gurgling stream. It's about stopping the knees from shaking after you have just been rescued by an obliging porter from a narrow ledge where loose rock were giving way in a hurry. It's about feeling envious of those climbers who haughtily march past you like zombies, totally focused on that awe-inspiring peak another 10,000 ft / 3,045 m above you_you could get closer to that only by using your long telephoto lens. And after being overwhelmed by everything around you, it's about looking inwards and remembering and then trying to forget the pain of the journey.

The five regions that comprise the trekking heartland of the Himalaya are: Ladakh/Zanskar Himachal; Garhwal/Kumaon; Sikkim/Darjeeling; Nepal and Bhutan.

We will take up each region and discuss in detail the day-by-day itinerary of the treks. Once you are through with this book, we hope you will be fortified by your newly-gained wisdom to try at least a few of the treks. This book is a modest attempt at presenting the attractive possibilities of trekking in the Himalaya and at expressing the characteristics of various regions in terms of flora, fauna, geological features, cultural diversity and environmental pressures. It's an attempt at leting the sweet whiff of the pine cones reach you and help you to dig out those dusty hiking boots from the cupboard. Have fun!

CONTENTS

1Introduction: The First Step8
2'A Circle of White Fire'14
3Secret Bhutan and Sikkim-Darjeeling Wonderland18
Paro - Lingshi-Thimpu20
The Wonderland28
Kanchenjunga Base Camp31
4High on Nepal38
Everest Base Camp41
Annapurna Sanctuary49
Around Annapurna57
Magical Mustang67
5Land of Gods: Kumaon and Garhwal72
Roop Kund-Kuari Pass - Tapovan 74
Corbett to Nainital81
Gangotri-Gaumukh-Bhrigu Lake 84
Ruinsara Tal - Har Ki Dun-Yamnotri 89
6Holy Himachal94
Spiti: Drive-cum-Trek97
Manikaran-Pin Parbati Pass-Pin Valley105
Beas Kund-Bhrigu Lake112
Tirthan Valley116
To Bara Bangal 122
7Ladakh: The Last Leg128
Shang La-Matho La-Stok Kangri134
Padum to Martselang142
Padum - Lamayuru147
Darcha-Padum154
Post a Comment
 
Post Review
Post a Query
For privacy concerns, please view our Privacy Policy
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Trekking in The Himalayas (History | Books)

In the Lap of the Himalayas, Himalaya Ki Godmein (DVD)
Shanker Bhai Bhatt Shemaroo Entertainment (2009)
149 Minutes
Item Code: ICY052
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Nada Himalaya: Music for Meditation and Healing (Audio CD)
His Holiness Sri Ganapati Sachchidanada Swamiji
Avadhoota Datta Peetham(2010)
58 min 70 sec
Item Code: IZZ464
$22.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face Scrub
The Himalaya Drug Company
100 gms
Item Code: AMV89
$25.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Man and His House in The Himalayas (Ecology of Nepal)
by Gerard Toffin
Paperback (Edition: 1991)
Vajra Publications, Nepal
Item Code: NAM719
$70.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Drokpa (Nomads of The Tibetan Plateau and Himalaya)
by Daniel J. Miller
Paperback (Edition: 2008)
Vajra Publications, Nepal
Item Code: NAM704
$50.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
A Naturalist in Himalaya (An Old and Rare Book)
by R. W. G. Hingston
Hardcover (Edition: 1990)
Image Publications, Delhi
Item Code: NAM701
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Medicinal Flora of Garhwal Himalayas
by Dr. M.R. Uniyal
Hardcover (Edition: 2010)
Chaukhambha Orientalia
Item Code: NAI324
$32.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Hermit of the Himalayas
Item Code: NAI163
$30.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Badrinath and Kedarnath: The Dhaams in the Himalayas
by Subhadra Sen Gupta
Paperback (Edition: 2002)
Rupa & Company, Delhi
Item Code: IDJ047
$11.50
Add to Cart
Buy Now
The Land of Flying Lamas (& other Real Travel Stories from the Indian Himalaya)
by Gaurav Punj
Paperback (Edition: 2013)
Tranquebar Press
Item Code: NAG630
$20.00
Add to Cart
Buy Now
Testimonials
Exotic India has the best selection of Hindu/Buddhist Gods and Goddesses in sculptures and books of anywhere I know.
Michael, USA
Namaste, I received my package today. My compliments for your prompt delivery. The skirts I ordered are absolutely beautiful! Excellent tailoring and the fit is great. I will be ordering from you again. Best Regards.
Eileen
I’ve received the package 2 days ago. The painting is as beautiful as I whished! I’m very interesting in history, art and culture of India and I’m studing his civilization; so I’ve visited Rajasthan, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu and Kerala in theese years. I’m a draftwoman , so I like collect works of extraordinary arts and crafts of villages, that must be protected and helped. In a short time I’ll buy some others folk painting, as Madhubani , Kalamkari and – if it’s possible – Phad. In the meanwhile, I’m very happy to have in my home a work of your great artist. Namaste, Namaskara.
Laura, Italy.
I must compliment you on timely delivery for this order. I was very impressed. Consequently, I have just placed another large order of beads and look forward to receiving these on time as well.
Charis, India
Bonjour, je viens de recevoir ma statue tête de Bouddha en cuivre. elle est magnifique et correspond exactement à la photo. Emballage très épais et protecteur, arrivé intact. Délai de livraison de 8 jours, parfait. Votre service commercial est très réactif et courtois. Je suis donc très satisfait et je tiens à le dire. Merci.
Yves, France
I was thrilled with the Tribal Treasure Box. Your customer service is outstanding. Shopping with you is like being back in India.
Yvonne, USA
I feel so blessed. Thank you for your wonderful service.
Vimala, USA
I appreciate your wonderful service to the yoga community. The Kali Dance of Victory statue and Lord Ganesha Granting Abhaya statue together will go toward a fundraiser for Yoga Life Society's Peace Sanctuary known as Sanctuary of Universal Light.
Vicki, USA
Thankyou Vipin. We LOVE Exotic India!!!! Jay Jay Sita Ram!!! Warm wishes, Jai राम राम राम राम राम राम राम राम राम राम
Jai, USa
Fast and reliable service.
Dharma Rao, Canada
TRUSTe
Language:
Currency:
All rights reserved. Copyright 2018 © Exotic India