Mountains of India: Tourism, Adventure and Pilgrimage

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Indus Publishing, 2002 - India - 384 pages
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This Book Explores The Tourism Aspects Of The `Mountains Of India` In General And Provides Useable Information On Their Geography, Pilgrimage Centres, Hill Stations And Adventure Options Available To An Individual.
 

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Annapurna Circuit trekking full board package/ guide / Potters / Itinerary Cost 2018
Annapurna Circuit also known as Around Annapurna trekking is one of the popular and the most beautiful trekking
routes in the Annapurna region. The region is famous for both having trekking in the High Himalayas and exploring the natural wonders and landscape. Similarly, the visitors can explore the blends of cultures and lifestyles of the diverse ethnic groups living alongside the trekking areas as well as the flora and faunas lying as the living museum in the region.
One can explore and enjoy with the panoramic views of Himalayas including of Mt. Annapurna I (8091m), Annapurna II (7937m) , Mt. Annapurna III (7555m), Mt. Annapurna IV (7525m), Mt. Annapurna south (7219m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8167m),Mt. Manaslu (8163), Mt. Nilgiri (7041m), Mt. Fishtail also called Machhapuchhare (6998m) , Mt. Hiunchuli (6441m), Mt. Lamjung Himal (6986m),Tukuche peak (6920m), Tilicho peak (7134m) among others. The trail takes along with two-mighty rivers namely Marsyangdi in the east and the Kaligandaki in the west, and takes one over the (5416m)-high Thorung La Pass. The Kaligandaki is the deepest gorge in the world, flanked by the giant Dhaulagiri and Annapurna Himalaya range.
Annapurna Circuit Trekking begins from Ngadi or Jagat, some six hours drive from Kathmandu and then the trail takes to Dharapani, Chame and making a circuit to Pisang or Manang (3540 m) peak, along the route visitors will have scenic views of Annapurna II (7937m), III (7555m), IV (7525m), and Gangapurna (7455m) and making excursion to the area, return back to Manang village, the trail heads up to ledar (4030m), Thorong Phedi via thorong Pass (5416m), reaches to Muktinath (3800 m) Kagbeni (3100m) and finally at Jomsom (2770m) and fly back to Pokhara and subsequently to Kathmandu. Nepal guide info organized this trip every weeks Sunday and Fridays
Day to Day Itinerary 16 days
Day 01: Drive to Bulbule (923m)
Day 02: Trek to Chamje (1410m)
Day 03: Trek to Bagarchhap (2160m)
Day 04: Trek to Chame (2710m)
Day 05: Trek to Pisang (3240m)
Day 06: Trek to Manang (3540m)
Day 07: Acclimatization day at Manang.
Day 08: Trek to Yak Kharka (4120m)
Day 09: Trek to Thorung Phedi (4,560m)
Day 10: Trek to Thorongla - la (cross over 5416m) to Muktinath (3,802m)
Day 11: Trek to Jomsom (2743m)
Day 12: Trek to kalopani(2535m)
Day 13: Trek to Tatopani(1290m) Natural hot spring
Day 14: Trek to Ghorepani (2750m)
Day 15: Early morning trek up to Poonhill and trek down to Nayapul then taxi to Pokhara.
Day 16: Drive back to Kathmandu
WHAT’S INCLUDED
• Local bus transportation from Kathmandu – Bulbule for trekking start
• 3 Meals a day Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner during the trek
• Private transportation from Nayapul, trekking ending point – Pokhara
• Tourist Bus Transport from Pokhara to Kathmandu
• Tea house accommodation during the trek.
• Gov. Licensed experienced helpful and friendly guide and porters (1 porter for 2 people) and their food, accommodation, salary, equipment, and accidental insurance for all staff.
• Down Jacket and sleeping bag ( if needed by Nepal planet treks and expedition )
• Trekking map and trip achievement certificate.
• First aid medical kit
• Annapurna Conservation Park Permits fee.
• TIMS Fee- Trekkers' Information Management System
• Government taxes & office service charge
WHAT’S EXCLUDED
• International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
• Nepal entry visa: you can obtain a visa easily upon your arrival at Tribhuwan International Airport in Kathmandu. (A multiple-entry tourist visa good for 30 days can be obtained by paying US $ 40 or equivalent foreign currency. Similarly, multiple-entry tourist visas for 90 days can be obtained by paying US $ 100. Please bring 2 copies of passport-size photos and the cash for visa)
• Lunch and evening meals in Kathmandu(and also in the case of early return from the mountain than the scheduled itinerary)
• Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu and Pokhara
 

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Contents

List of Contributors
15
Part IMountainscape
17
The Majestic Himalayas MS Kohli
19
The Peninsular Mountains MS Kohli
28
Highlands of Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh B K Bagchi
39
Himalayan Flora Rupin Dang
49
Part IITourism 5 Growth of Himalayan Tourism Yogendra Bali
59
Tourism in Jammu Kashmir MohammadAshraf
76
Part VOther Adventures
217
Trekking in the Himalayas M S Kohli
219
An Experience Mandip Singh Soin
231
Adventures in NorthEast India Nasim Akhtor
239
Rock Climbing in and around Delhi Mohit Oberoi
243
Trekking in the Sahyadris Harish Kapadia
249
Adventure in and around Mumbai K Saraswati
258
Amongst the Hill Forts of Shivaji MS Kohli
262

Tourism in Himachal Pradesh Ashok Thakur
80
Tourism in Uttaranchal N N Prasad
89
Tourism in Sikkim Karma Gyatso
93
The Indian Mountain Railways Ashwani Lohani
97
Challenging Heights of Kerala T Balakrishnan
107
The Origin MS Kohli
113
Hill Stations of Northern India MS Kohli
117
Hill Stations of Western India MS Kohli
153
Hill Stations of Southern India MS Kohli
160
Hill Stations of Eastern India MS Kohli
170
Part IVMountaineering
171
Indian Mountaineering Foundation New Delhi N N Vohra
187
Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Darjeeling Col Vijay Singh
191
The Western Himalayan Mountaineering Institute Manali Col H S Chauhan
195
Nehru Institute of Mountaineering Uttarkashi It Col Ashok Abbey
198
Jawahar Institute of Mountaineering and Winter Sports JK Group Capt 5 5 Puri
205
Five Decades of Indian Mountaineering MS Kohli
208
Adventures in Karnataka Hari Prasad and B U Krishnamurthy
266
White Water Rafting in India AjeetBqjaj
275
Aero Sports in India Satish Pathania
288
Part VIHill Shrines
293
Himalayan Shrines of Jammu Kashmir M S Kohli
295
Himalayan Shrines of Himachal Pradesh MS Kohli
301
Himalayan Shrines of Uttaranchal MS Kohli
315
Himalayan Shrines of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh MS Kohli
324
Hill Shrine of Tirupati MS Kohli
330
Part VIIMan Mountain and Nature
333
World Heritage Dr Koran Singh
335
Himalayan Ecotourism MS Kohli
343
Keep the Mountains Clean Sir Edmund Hillary
359
Ecotourism Gateway to Tamil Nadu J C Kala
364
EcoRestoration Strategies for the Mountains Samita Loonker
370
Index
376
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