The Eternal Himalayas - A Handbook Sunita Pant Bansal

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Published: October 19th 2012

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98 pages


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The Eternal Himalayas - A Handbook  by  Sunita Pant Bansal

The Eternal Himalayas - A Handbook by Sunita Pant Bansal
October 19th 2012 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 98 pages | ISBN: | 3.66 Mb

The towering presence of the Himalayas dwarfs all other mountains and has for centuries cast a powerful spell on human mind. The scale is awe-inspiring: 2400 kilometers long and between 300-500 kilometers broad!

The snow-capped peaks, theMoreThe towering presence of the Himalayas dwarfs all other mountains and has for centuries cast a powerful spell on human mind. The scale is awe-inspiring: 2400 kilometers long and between 300-500 kilometers broad! The snow-capped peaks, the swift-flowing rivers, the evergreen forests solitude amidst breathtaking beauty contribute to the enduring fascination and enchantment of the Himalayas.

The chain of mountains spans across seven countries: India, Nepal, Bhutan, China, Pakistan, Afghanistan and Tajakistan. The lives of more than half of humanity are shaped by it. The book presents an engrossing mix of the text and pictures to showcase this priceless heritage of mankind, taking the viewer through and exciting journey fraught with colourful history and local myths- giving factual details, trekking routes and travel tips.The Himalayas form the northern boundary of India.

They are the King of mountains. The world’s highest peaks are here. Mount Kailash is one of them. Since time immemorial, most of the people of the East have believed that somewhere in the Himalayan massif, between China and India, stood a sacred mountain: the navel of the earth, the axis of the universe. From its summit flowed a mighty river which fell into a lake, from which stemmed the great rivers of Asia. This was the holiest of mountains, revered by Hindus, Buddhists and Jains as the home of their gods. In metaphysical terms it was Meru- in its earthly manifestation it was Kailash, or Kang Rinpoche, jewel of the snows.



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