Eco-tourism & Mountains
Nagadhiraj Himalaya A Review of the Indian
Trekking in Himachal
Mountaineering,Trekking & Adventure
Nagadhiraj Himalaya A Review of the
by Harish Kapadia
auther:- Mr Harish Kapadia is a veteran Mountaineer & writer.This
was one of the earliest Himalyan travel recorded in the Indian
range.This article is based on 40 years of personal mountaineering
experience of the auther in the indian Himalayan. Courtesy:- Yojana
Though a lot has been done in the Indian Himalaya in the last
Millennium, a lot remains to be done. After all what is a
100 years for the Nagadhiraj Himalaya, standing there for centuries.
We must Pledge to know
more about the range and protect it.
In the northern direction there is a noble souled mountain called the
Himalaya He is Nagadhiraj, the Lord of all mountains, with his two
extending arms fathoming the eastern and western oceans He stands
unsurpassed as the measuring rod of the earth
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The Himalayan range, onwards from Garhwal, takes a north- westerly turn.
It enters what is loosely called the western Himalaya. Immediately to the
north are the valleys of Kinnaur. This is where Rudyard Kipling
sent his agent-boy Kim, in the book of the same title. Travelling on
the Hindustan-Tibet road, now motorable, he exclaimed, 'this is no
place for man '. The bungalow at Kalpa was a favorite haunt of Lord
Dalhousie. He drew plans for the Indian Railways sitting in front of
Jorkanden peak under the pines. A most unlikely place to think of when you
sit in an express train in Bombay!
Amongst mountaineers Marco Pallis comes to mind when one mentions
Kinnaur. He climbed Leo
Pargial in 1933 and wrote a wonderful book,
Peaks and Lamas.
Several peaks here have attracted mountaineers-]orkanden, Gang Chua and
Rangrik Rang- highest of the Racho group. It was on the last peak that
Chris Bonington celebrated the arrival of his sixtieth birthday. The
Indian-British expedition was led by Chris and me. The peak was climbed in
style with everyone enjoying the effort. We played cricket at base camp.
Needless to say we Indians defeated the English team at their game-for we
had the porters fielding for us.
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