Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: A guidebook to trekking in the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of the Himalayas of northern India at the centre of the Himalayan chain culminating in Nanda Devi. Garhwal has rugged mountains and valleys; Kumaon is more gentle. Easily accessible with some of India's most sacred sites. Short routes and strenuous treks, across glaciers and high cols. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: A guidebook to trekking in the Garhwal and Kumaon regions of the Himalayas of northern India. Garhwal and Kumaon, known together as Uttarakhand, are the mountain regions of Uttar Pradesh in India, bordering Nepal and Tibet. They are situated almost at the centre of the great Himalayan chain with more than 250 peaks above 5500m high, culminating with Nanda Devi (7916m). Garhwal consists of a succession of steep mountain ridges divided from each other by deep, narrow glens. A traveller entering Garhwal from Kumaon is at once struck by the more rugged character of the scenery which is in striking contrast to the milder Kumaon hills. This comprehensive guide not only covers the trekking but the history and society of the region, flora and fauna, hill stations and temples. The devotionally adorned temples with their pinnacles soaring into cosmic blue tend to heighten an ecstatic sense of complete surrender to the Absolute Being, and the blue-emerald lakes, majestic waterfalls, meandering rivers, undulating meadows, rich, thick forest, incredible mountains, and interesting villagers are a glorious combination. Having been closed to explorations and treks for about three decades from the early 1950s, Uttarakhand is gradually opening its doors to adventure lovers.
Über den Autor: K.P. Sharma was born in Garhwal and with a keen love of mountains, in 1959 he climbed Nandakot. His other mountaineering ventures have been to Annapurna III, Everest, Tharkot, Rathkong and Trishuli East. Between 1963 and 1970 he served in the Mountaineering Institutes at Darjeeling and Uttarkashi, and was secretary of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation. In 1970 he joined a leading Indian travel agency and when Ladakh was opened to tourists in 1975 he organised the first tour to Ladakh led by Heinrich Harrer.
Buchbeschreibung Cicerone Press, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fair. Paperback; English language; a fair reading copy. Your book will be securely packed and promptly dispatched from our UK warehouse. For buyers outside the UK we now offer significantly lower rates on our airmail shipping. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 08363dco045
Buchbeschreibung Cicerone Press, 1998. Paperback. Buchzustand: New. New item. Buchnummer des Verkäufers QX-101-44-3754813
Buchbeschreibung Buchzustand: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 97818528426421.0