An enchanting mid-hills trail located entirely in the Mahabharat Lekh (also kwn as the Lesser Himalaya) with broad, jaw-dropping vantages of the frosty Greater Himalaya peaks at hilltop lookouts and along much of the route. The highest elevation of the 6-7 day trek is 10,325 feet (3,147 m), and near the beginning. Thus, the top-down journey is easygoing and good for all seasons. The culturally diverse region has seen few tourists. Ethnicities prevalent along the way include Sherpa, Tamang, Thami, Majhi, Newar, and Yolmo. Among these groups, the Thami and Majhi are rarely encountered on trekking trails. The Thami are unique to this region. With a total Nepalese population of about 30,000, their culture is considered endangered. The Majhi, with a Nepalese population around 75,000, traditionally make a living near rivers through fishing and boating, mostly in the inner tarai along the southern fringes of Nepal. *Route descriptions includes exclusive new routes *Side trips t found in other guidebooks *Detailed, day-wise maps *Cover painting by Nicholas Roerich
Alonzo Lyons is co-author of Annapurna Sanctuary and Circuit (May, 2012), The Guerrilla Trek (August, 2012) and Trekking Nepal (Mountaineers Books, 2011) and writes for magazines, newspapers and online editions, chiefly about Nepal and greater Asia. He first came to Nepal in the mid-1990s and returns every available chance. His guidebooks include areas that receive little attention from tourists. The mid-hills of Nepal are rich with culture, customs, and traditions. His aim is to introduce travelers to the mid-hills in a land of well-endowed Himalayan splendor with the legendary hospitality of an openhearted people. Hello Saritaji, My phone is kapoot. Hope you are well and the very best for a happy and prosperous New Year 2013! I look forward to seeing you, soon! Hope all is well in Kathmandu! Please visit his website, Secrets of the Himalaya at www.sohimalaya.com.