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TRAVELLERS IN HISTORY
Discover the Himalayas through the intriguing travelogues of explorers for centuries. Himalayas have seen a deluge of conquerors, traders, explorers, and wise souls from around the world. While some remained momentary visitors, some merged in the cultural macrocosm. Experience the way of life, the bounty of nature and the legends of the Himalayas through these writings from history...
Title: Among The Himalayas
Author: Laurence A. Waddell
Year of Publication: 1899
Publisher: Cosimo Books
Language: English
The author, a famous British adventurer and archaeologist of the 19th century describes the challenges of traveling in the Himalayan region, the charming Nepalese and Tibetan tea gardens, visits to monasteries, palaces, and temples. He shares his learnings during a decade and a half exploration of the Himalayan countries.
 
     
 
 
Title: Climbing on the Himalayas and Other Mountain Ranges
Author: J. Norman Collie
Year of Publication: 1902
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
Language: English (originally in German, 1938)
The book gives a detailed account of the author’s expedition to Nanga Parbat in 1895 with Mummery and Bruce, where one of his colleages was lost in an avalanche. It also includes details of his pioneering climbs in the Canadian Rockies and other areas.
     
 
Title: Ibex Shooting On The Himalayas
Author: Major Neville Taylor
Year of Publication: 1903
Publisher: Sampson Low, Marston & Co, London;Bibliolife (New Edition)
Language: English
The book captures the experiences of the author as he takes a long break for hunting Ibex in the Himalayas, north of Kashmir valley. The author shares his experiences of the extreme weather, the rugged Himalayan terrain, his local companions, the first encounter with Ibex and so on.
 
     
 
 
Title: Karakoram and Western Himalaya 1909
Author: Filippo de Filippi
Year of Publication: 1912
Publisher: Constable & Company Ltd, London
Language: English
The book gives an account of the expedition of H.R.H. Prince Luigi Amedeo of Savoy, Duke of the Abruzzi. One of the most important early works on mountaineering in the Himalayas, it includes details of narrative and scientific results, of the expedition.
     
 
Title: Karakorams and Kashmir
Author: Oscar Eckenstein
Year of Publication: 1912
Publisher: Bibliolife
Language: English
The book is a complation of the author’s diary during his scientific and climbing expedition to the Karakorum Mountains in 1892. The book contains description of the features - the sights and the incidents which struck the author on his journey to Kashmir.