Books on Himalaya and Photography

Click to Order    The Indian Himalayas
Written by-   Manmohan Singh Bawa
Published by-  Leomann Maps (USA)

A comprehensive Touring and Trekking Guide includes Leh-Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Garhwal, Kumaon, Darjeeling, Sikkim, Bhutan and Anunachal Pradesh. The book includes 110 Trek Itineraries with accurate heights and distances, 34 Colour and 54 b/w photographs, 40 Line Sketches, 41 trekking route maps.
Information on important towns and places of interest, rail, road and air tranport, tour operators,state tourism offices, accomodations, porters and guides etc.

       Rs.815.00      ORDER NOW      Inclusive of Courier charges

Click to Order    Ladakh and Zanskar
Written by-   Manmohan Singh Bawa

Trekking choices in Ladakh (Zanskar, around Leh, and Nubra/Shyok Valleys), both long and short, abound.
The book provides useful information regarding Preparations for Trekking, Health & Medicines; Practical information; Trekking Routes around Leh, Rupshu and Eastern Karakoram. Visits to hill-top Buddhist gompas and far flung Pangong and Tso Moriri Lakes over breath-taking valleys are pleasant excursions.

       Rs.475.00      ORDER NOW      Inclusive of Courier charges

Click to Order    SPITI through legend and lore
Written by-   Kishore Thukral

A valley abounding in fossils of the inhabitants of the prehistoric Tethys Sea. A Valley with a stunning moonscape. A valley that is a world with a world. A world they call Spiti.
The mystique of the land is palpable. Spiti's history, unlike that of Tibet, is for the most part unrecorded. Yet is boasts an equally rich heritage, among it a repository of local legends and tales. Chronicling these stories for the first time.
Spiti through legend and lore brings out the exoticism and uniqueness of this isolated valley, not only through text but also through exquisite supporting photographs.

       Rs.1025.00      ORDER NOW      Inclusive of Courier charges

Click to Order     Photographing Himalayas
Written by-   Ashok Dilwali

Millions go to the Himalayas but surprisingly there is not a single book exhorting them how to come back with good photographs. This book combine professional experience with practical advice or tips on a vast array of topics related to mountain photography. The reader will find the instructions and guidelines on mountain photography down to earth! These instructions and guidelines have been culled from decades of experience, based mostly on 'trial-and-error' methods.
This compact book, will prove handy as well as useful. It can be easily carried to the mountains and can be read (and savored) at leisure. Simultaneously, the book can be consulted if a photographer faces any obstacle.

        Rs.475.00      ORDER NOW      Inclusive of Courier charges

Click to Order      Joy of The Himalaya
Written by-   J.Ramanan

"The concept of bulk, immobility and steadiness according to the Bhagvad Gita, exhausted itself in one word - The Himalaya."
This book is a pictorial tribute to the glory of this great Indian Himalayan mountain range, which houses many pilgrim centers and forms the spiritual nucleus for the sages and sadhus and is home also to many poets, writers and lovers of nature from all over the world.
Himalaya has something to offer to ever body- the zoologist, the botanist, the photographer, the painter, the naturalist, the adventurous explorer and the spiritual seeker. Ramanan hopes this coffee table book will instill pride in every Indian Heart, at the beauty of the Himalaya and will rouse the spirit of adventure in the young mind.

        Rs.625.00      ORDER NOW      Inclusive of Courier charges

Click to Order      On Top of the World: The Indian Everest Saga
Written by-   M.S.Kohli
Pages 303 + 15 colour plates.

Ever since its discovery as the highest peak in the world, Mount Everest is regarded the ultimate goal of mountaineers from all over the world. In 1953, the maiden ascent of Everest by Tenzing Norgay, along with Edmund Hillary, electrified the entire nation. Twelve years later, the Indian Everest Expedition 1965 set up a world record by putting nine climbers on the summit, catapulting India to become the fourth nation in the world to climb Everest.
Till the middle of 2006, 107 Indians have stood on the summit of Everest; one of the first two persons to reach the summit is an Indian; the first man to climb Everest twice is an Indian; the first woman to climb Everest twice is also an Indian. And the three climbers, who hold the world record of spending three nights at about 28,000 feet, are also Indians. The growth and development of mountaineering and adventure sports in India is closely associated with numerous Indian ascents of Everest. Captain Kohli has superbly chronicled all gallant Indian ascents till the middle of 2006. This volume will find a pride of place in the libraries of schools, colleges and corporates to inspire millions of our youth to scale the highest peaks of achievement in their chosen fields. with coloured photographs. Pages 303 + 15 colour plates.

        Rs.725.00     ORDER NOW     Inclusive of Courier charges

Click to Order      The Himalayas: Trekking, Climbing, Adventure
Written by-   Capt. M.S.Kohli
Pages 244 + 37 plates

Internationally renowned mountaineer, Captain M.S. Kohli, belongs to the exclusive band of three climbers in the world who in 1962 spent three nights at 27,650 feet on Everest, two without oxygen. He led the first successful Indian Expedition to Mount Everest in 1965 which put nine climbers on the summit. He climbed nanda Kot (22,510 feet) in 1959 and made the maiden ascent of highly challenging Annapurna III (24, 858 feet) in 1961 after high-altitude bandits had looted the Base Camp, taking two team members as hostages. From 1965 to 1968 he led the world's longest and highly sensitive Indo-American expedition to Nanda Devi and Nanda Kot.
He was closely associated with the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for 14 years, 10 years as Vice-President and 4 years as President. He developed the Indo-Tibetan Border Police into a formidable mountaineering organisation with a tally of over 100 Himalayan summits. In 1977, he joined Sir Edmund Hillary in 'From the Ocean to the Sky', jet-boat expedition from Bay of Bengal to the source of Ganges, which heralded white-water rafting in India. On October 14, 1989, in consultation with Sir Edmund Hillary he founded the Himalayan Environment Trust to save the Himalayas for future generations. Padma Bhushn and Arjuna awardee, Captain Kohli was born on 11 December, 1931 at Haripur in the hilly Hazara district of North-West Frontier. He has authored 20 books. On 8 September, 1965, he was given the rare honour of addressing Members of both the Houses of Indian Parliament.

        Rs.575.00      ORDER NOW     Inclusive of Courier charges

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