Himalayan Vignettes (Hardcover)
In the 1950s, Himalayan trekking was relatively unheard of. The network of roads deep into the Himalayas 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 long time. Even by the turn of the century, the extreme northwest area of Sikkim and some hidden valleys and peaks of Garhwal were not frequently travelled or well known. Himalayas in the 1950s. The photographs reflect those early days of exploration and the onset of interest in the Himalayas among Indian mountaineers and trekkers.