ISBN 9788188204236,Himalayan Vignettes: The Garhwal And Sikkim Treks

Himalayan Vignettes: The Garhwal And Sikkim Treks

Author:

Naoroji Kekoo

Publisher:

Mapin Publishing

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ISBN 9788188204236
Publisher

Mapin Publishing

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9788188204236

ISBN-10 8188204234
Binding

Hardback

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Himalayas

In the 1950s, Himalayan trekking was not as popular as it is now. The network of roads deep into the Himalayas did not exist and the hills were more pristine and undeveloped. The approaches to the high peaks were on foot from the road heads which were then at a comparatively low altitude, and routes to the interior took a considerably longer time than they now do. Even today, the extreme northwest area of Sikkim and some hidden valleys and peaks of Garhwal are not frequently travelled or well known. In this context, Kekoo Naoroji's extensive treks in Garhwal and Sikkim are most interesting as he has presented both a written and pictorial record of the era. The spectacular black-and-white and beautifully composed, colour photographs reflect those early days of exploration and the onset of interest in the Himalayas among Indian mountaineers and trekkers.

About the Author
In the 1950s, Himalayan trekking was not as popular as it is now. The network of roads deep into the Himalayas did not exist and the hills were more pristine and undeveloped. The approaches to the high peaks were on foot from the road heads which were then at a comparatively low altitude, and routes to the interior took a considerably longer time than they now do. Even today, the extreme northwest area of Sikkim and some hidden valleys and peaks of Garhwal are not frequently travelled or well known. In this context, Kekoo Naoroji's extensive treks in Garhwal and Sikkim are most interesting as he has presented both a written and pictorial record of the era. The spectacular black-and-white and beautifully composed, colour photographs reflect those early days of exploration and the onset of interest in the Himalayas among Indian mountaineers and trekkers.

Table of Contents
Foreword Stephen Venables
Preface Rishad Naoroji
The Freedom to Trek, Pheroza J. Godrej
The Dosa and Kekoo I Know, Kerse Naoroji
Kekoo Naoroji and the Himalayan Club, Jagdish Nanavati
Garhwal
Kekoo's Garhwal Trek September-December 1952, Jagdish nanavati
Garhwal Photographs by Kekoo Naoroji
Sikkim
Kekooi Sikkim Diary
Sikkim Black & White Photographs, by Kekoo Naoroji
Sikkim Colour Photographs, by Kekoo Naoroji
Approaches to Lachen
Approaches to Green Lake and Zemu Glacier
Around Green Lake and Zemu Glacier
Nepal Gap Glacier and Around
Thieu La and Beyond to Northwest Sikkim
Return via Lhonak Chu
Maps
List of Places
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