This web site is designed to give information about the Himlaya and their neighbouring regions in India and occasionally of some adjacent tracts. The Himalaya extend from the Great Bend of the Indus in the NW around Nanga Parbat in Pakistan to the Great Bend of the Brahmaputra in the NE around Namche Barwa in Tibet. Abutting them to their North and South are many interesting areas. In the NW is Ladakh and Zanskar to the North of the Himalaya. In the NE are the states of Sikkim, Arunachal, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.
It will be an interactive site, which will help it grow by responding to questions and criticism.
The Outline for the site is proposed to be:
The Himalaya and adjacent territories will be split up into sections according to states and later into smaller tracts and valleys. Each such section will have information on:
- Places that are worth seeing
- Places that are not well known
- History and Traditions
- How to get there
- Routes and treks
- Products of the area & Trade.
For the nostalgic traveller there will be a section called Historic Routes where details of routes in the Himalaya and across them to neighbouring countries will be given. This will be celebrating a time when bureaucracy was not the nuisance as it is now. If one had the will one could go anywhere to hunt, to explore, to trade and to survey.
My credentials: I had been climbing in the Himalaya and beyond for 33 years till 1993. A knee injury then made me stick first to minor treks and then to armchair travels. By plane and jeep. I had been in the North East of India for about 6 years and have written a book called Lands of Early Dawn ( available from Rupa Publications).
Any one interested in visiting any place or region can ask, and I will try to help. This way this site will be a self contained one soon.
Click here to see some amazing pictures taken in the Himalaya.
Suggestions and advice heartily welcome.
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