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Himalayan Vignettes

The Garhwal and Sikkim Traks
Kekoo Naoroji

In the 1950s Himalayan trekking was not as popular as it is now. The network of roads deep into the Himalaya did not exist and the hills were more pristine and undeveloped.

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In the 1950s Himalayan trekking was not as popular as it is now. The network of roads deep into the Himalaya did not exist and the hills were more pristine and undeveloped.
The approaches to the high peaks were on foot from the road heads which were then at a comparatively low altitude, and routes to the interior took a considerably longer time than they now do. Even today the extreme northwest area of Sikkim and some hidden valleys and peaks of Garhwal are not frequently travelled or well known. In this context Kekoo Naoroji's extensive treks in Garhwal and Sikkim are most interesting as he has presented both a written and pictorial record of the era. The spectacular black and white and colour photographs beautifully composed reflect those early days of exploration and the onset of interest in the Himalaya among Indian mountaineers and trekkers.

Kekoo Naoroji has been a long-time member of the Himalayan Club, a past President and Committee member.

• Foreword
• Preface
• The Freedom to Trek
• The Dosa and Kekoo I Know: Kerse Naoroji
• Kekoo Naoroji and the Himalayan Club
• Garhwal
• Kekoo's Garhwal Trek September-December 1952
• Garhwal Photographs
• Sikkim
• Kekoo's Sikkim Diary
• Sikkim Black & White Photographs
• Maps
• List of Places
ISBN 9788188204236
Pages 236
Number of photographs 166
Size 9.45 x 10.8" (240 x 274 mm), hc
Date of Publishing 2003
Language(s) English
Co-publisher(s) Mapin in association with The Himalayan Club
Rights Available World rights