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HIMALAYAN PASSAGE: SEVEN MONTHS IN THE HIGH COUNTRY OF TIBET, NEPAL, CHINA, INDIA AND PAKISTAN. Schmidt & Morrow Paperback New
By Schmidt, Jeremy and Patrick Morrow.
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1991. Two couples, experienced adventure travelers, go on ambling journey thru Himalayan countries, using all methods of travel, finding a place imbued with more meaning, reality than any they'd experienced. New Paperback. 

* Winner of the first Barbara Savage Memorial Award

* Stunning color photos of the journey
* Look into the heart of the top of the world
 
Now available in paperback, this is the story of two young couples who embarked on a free-form journey through Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan. Their goal: to circumnavigate the Himalayas by bike, foot, truck by any means necessary, the slope of the world's greatest mountain range their only guide.
 
Along the way they experienced a region steeped in ancient tradition but permanently altered by its confrontation with the 20th century; they discovered all that is exotic and mundane, funny and tragic, and beautiful and brutal about this vast territory. Jeremy Schmidt's humorous, evocative narrative recounts bureaucrats, knife-wielding Khampas, lamas-in-training, and mystics of every stripe. With stunning photographs by Patrick Morrow, Himalayan Passage reveals a place imbued with meaning and reality far beyond anything in the world below: the mysterious, turbulent Himalayas, the gates to God.

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