Himachal Pradesh consists of valleys of Kullu, Kinnaur, Spitiand Lahaul. Each has a distinctly different terrain and access routes, andcontain passes, peaks, lakes, green or barren valleys, and popular tourist spots. Across Peaks & Passes InHimachal Pradesh discusses several visits of the author who explores valleysand climbs peaks, concentrating on extremely rewarding summits, unknown passesand remote valleys in Himachal Pradesh. Illustrated with 60 photographs, 16 mapsand many sketches with tables of road distances and trek routes the book is anexhaustive reference work. It will be essential reference for alltravellers, trekkers, mountaineers and historians interested in Himachal Pradeshor as a simple arm-chair travelogue.