Himachal, the land of snow, is one of the most beautiful states of India. Its landscape is rich and varied: from the fertile plains to lush green meadows, from thick forests to barren mountainscape. The elevation ranges from 350 m to 7000 m. It has a lot to offer to both first-time trekkers and experienced. 65 treks mentioned in the book cover more than hundred destinations, bet these are just the tip of an iceberg, there are hundreds others. Nearly all the trek routed described here are the result of personal experience of the author who has travelled on these routes in recent years. She has hugged mountains, forests and streams, romped on unknown trails discovering life in itself. The information contained in the book is thus lates, accurate and authentic.
Along with treks and trails the book describes places and gives an insight into the cutoms, traditions and values of fiendly hill people of Himachal. It also contains information on general preparedness and tips on safe outdoor travel. The treks described cover all Himalayan ranges falling in Himachal, i.e. Shiwialiks, Dhauladha, Pir Panjal and Great Himalayan range.
About Author :
Minakshi Chaudhry did her Masters Degree in journalism and Mass communication besides Masters in English Literature, L.L.B., and Postgraduate diploma in Personnal Management. She has keen interest in studying nature, people's lifestyles, customs and different aspects of culture in Himachal . This book is a product of her extensive trekking and trevelling in Himachal Pradesh for a decade. She travelled long distances on foot and crossed high mountain passes to reach inaccessible hamlets. She is married to an officer of Himachal Administrative Services.
The Indian Himalaya
Terkking in Himachal
Treks in Kangra-Chamba Region
Treks in Mandi Region