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ACROSS PEAKS AND PASSES IN DARJEELING AND SIKKIM Harish Kapadia 2008 Hardcover
By Kapadia, Harish
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New Delhi, 2008, 2nd edition. 176 pp, 68 plates, maps. The Sikkim Himalaya were one of the first Himalayan ranges to be explored during the early period. It contains some magnificent flora and fauna and that was the first attraction to visit the valleys. Many of the pre-war Everest expeditions passed through northern valleys of Sikkim en route to Tibet. The valleys and peaks of Sikkim are lovely to trek in. ' The centrepiece of the Sikkim Himalaya is certainly the Kangchenjunga range, with the main peak being the third highest peak in the world. Visits to this range opened up several interesting trekking routes. 'This book is based on author's several visits to Darjeeling and Sikkim.

Contents: I. My Himalaya: an introduction:

1. Introduction to the Sikkim Himalaya.
2. History of major peaks in Darjeeling, Sikkim and the Eastern Himalaya.
3. Personalities and institutions.
4. My visit to Darjeeling (by Geeta Kapadia).
5. Forty years of the Himalayan mountaineering institute, Darjeeling. '
6. Zemu glacier and North Sikkim.
7. Kangchenjunga massif: a brief history.
8. A trek to the Singalila ridge.
 
II. Appendices :
1. Regions and history of the Indian Himalaya.
2. A note on climbing mountains in India.
3. Special rules regarding expeditions in Sikkim.
4. Peaks in Sikkim open for climbing.
5. List of major peaks and passes in Sikkim and Darjeeling areas.
6. Unclimbed virgin peaks above 7000 m in the Indian Himalaya (2000)
7. Notes and nomenclature.
8. List of major passes in the Sikkim Himalaya.
9. Major road distances in Darjeeling and Sikkim.
10. Major river valleys in Darjeeling and Sikkim.
Select bibliography. Index.
 

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