By Garry Weare
Garry Weare is enigmatic, humorous and he has a major sense of right and wrong. He brings into the tale of his Himalayan traverse a succession of vignettes approximately people's lives that he meets alongside the way in which, suitable historical past, average background observations and a pleasant sprinkling of his inimitable experience of humour. the heat of his relationships together with his outdated Kashmiri neighbors and diverse humans from the hiking fraternity provides a superb size to this journeyman's story.
Weare's finely rendered tale of his five-month trek from the sacred resource of the Ganges during the Kullu Valley, Zanskar and Ladakh to his houseboat in Kashmir is remarkably enjoyable. the folks he meets and travels with are fully-fledged characters that the reader involves recognize and care approximately whereas the Himalaya, captured in all their type, solid their spell. it truly is as though the act of strolling permits the writer to totally comprehend the entire nuances – non secular, environmental, social and political – of this inspiring zone. an extended stroll within the Himalaya is a publication to enjoy, a ebook that the reader will go back to repeatedly.
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A Long Walk in the Himalaya: A Trek from the Ganges to Kashmir by Garry Weare