Himalayan Circuit - The Story of a Journey in the Inner Himalayas

By: Khosla, G. D.

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket


Price erased from front flap of dust-jacket, with small abrasion. Small 1/8" loss at ends of dust-jacket spine. Dust-jacket protected in archival mylar cover.; xiii, [1], 233 pages + frontispiece + 22 illustrations on 7 plate leaves + folding map. Light green boards with red panel and gilt lettering and decoration on spine. Page dimensions: 216 x 138mm. With a Foreword by Jawahalal Nehru, Prime Minister of India. "This book does not contain stories of spectacular feats of mountaineering, nor is it a record of one man's triumph over Nature. It is simply an account of a journey through a region of the Himalayas which deserves to be known better." - from the Preface. Contents: Foreword; Preface; Simla to Kulu; Impedimenta and Impediments; The Hamta Pass; The Chandra Valley; Spiti (1); The Pin Valley; Spiti (2); The Moon Lake; Lahoul. "The Land Rover is a proud animal, with its hard over-inflated tyres and stiff unbending springs. HIM 584 was certainly no exception, and as the red-coats bowed and salaamed an obsequious farewell, I thought for a moment that the Land Rover was the real object of their servile attention." - page 1. "We had fresh yak's milk with porridge for breakfast. I have heard people complain of an unpleasant odour which they find in yak's milk. For myself I always found it palatable and very sustaining." - page 99. Illustrations include: A lama with his friend in Lahoul; The bed of the Spitit river; The buzhen sword dance of Pin; Rope bridge across the Pin river; The barren wilderness of Spiti.

Title: Himalayan Circuit - The Story of a Journey in the Inner Himalayas

Author Name: Khosla, G. D.

Categories: Other,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: London, Macmillan & Co.: 1956

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket

Seller ID: 20941

Keywords: Tibet