Frommer's Adventure Guide: India, Pakistan and the Himalayas

Frommer's Adventure Guide: India, Pakistan and the Himalayas

by Steve Watkins, Des Hannigan, Jill Gocher, Lee Karen Stow
     
 

Adventure Guides India, Pakistan and the Himalaya Across the River "The bridge runs high above the split channels of the Hunza River for well over 328 feet, and has all the challenging characteristics of bad dreams and those one-wrong-step-and-you're-doomed jungle dramas.... Local youngsters, as young as seven, run across at full speed, of course."

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Adventure Guides India, Pakistan and the Himalaya Across the River "The bridge runs high above the split channels of the Hunza River for well over 328 feet, and has all the challenging characteristics of bad dreams and those one-wrong-step-and-you're-doomed jungle dramas.... Local youngsters, as young as seven, run across at full speed, of course."

Off the Ski Trail "With a whoop I launched into the run, slaloming between trees and always looking for any hidden ledges and drops. While I avoided these, Juna headed straight for them and took great pleasure in flying off them to an inevitable wipe-out in the deep snow below."

Off Road "Initially, our root snaked along a narrow path surrounded by trees, which occasionally arched over to form natural tunnels for us to swoop through. It was fast and engrossing action and we needed to concentrate hard to avoid getting caught out by numerous axle-deep rivulet washouts that criss-crossed the trail."

In Ancient Cities "At the water's edge, men and women stood in the water washing their clothes and linen by swinging them over their heads and slapping them against specially raised stone blocks on the bank. Laid out to dry, the washing virtually cloaked the entire bank."

How to Have the Adventure of a Lifetime Scuba-Diving in crystal water, Camel Safaris through the desert, or for the intrepid—Skiing in India's undiscovered resorts Sailing on the calm waters of inland lakes or along tropical coasts, or for the truly adventurous, White-Water Rafting over mountain rapids Exploring remote jungle and mountain areas only accessible by 4x4, on horseback, or by the more traditional transport—elephant Discovering the incredible monuments of the sophisticated civilizations that have left their mark throughout the Indian subcontinent Trekking, Motorbiking, Cycling or taking the Train any of these may lead you to ancient temples, remote tribespeople, a national park hiding rare animals—try our Adventures before you start packing! Challenge Rating

  1. If you've even thought about booking the trip, you'll manage
  2. Not too difficult, but you may need some basic skills
  3. You will need to be fit, with lots of stamina, and you may need specialist qualifications
  4. You need to be fit and determined-not for the faint-hearted*
  5. This is for the serious adventurer-physically and mentally challenging!*
*Sometimes only part of the trip is very hard and there may be an easier option Great trips begin at frommers.com A Frommer Book

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764563560
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/15/2001
Series:
Frommer's Adventure Guides Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.29(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author

About the Authors JILL GOCHER Australian travel photo-journalist Jill Gocher has spent much of her life travelling starting some time ago as a ‘military brat’ when a family posting to Penang began her love affair with Asia. After specialising in Indonesia, for years and writing several books on that country, she now prefers to spend her time in the mountains where the cool air and cooler altitudes allow heightened perceptions on life. She writes for numerous magazines, books and guide books. DES HANNIGAN Des Hannigan was a professional fisherman for fifteen years before taking up what he mistakenly thought might be an easier life as a journalist. He is now a freelance travel writer and photographer and has written over twenty books, including rock climbing guides and walking guides as well as general travel guides to Northern Europe, Greece and Spain. SIMON RICHMOND Simon Richmond's first brush with adventure was on the Big Dipper roller-coaster in his home-town of Blackpool, England. He's been in search of the same adrenalin rush ever since. Now based in Sydney, Australia, he's worked as a journalist in London and Tokyo. His features have been published in many U.K. newspapers, the Sydney Morning Herald, and The Australian. He now spends most of his time travelling and writing guidebooks for the AA, Lonely Planet, and Rough Guides. EMMA STANFORD Emma Stanford was born on a Thursday and still has far to go. Her travels have taken her around the world and she has written books and articles on far-flung adventures from volcano-watching in Hawaii and kit-car rallying in Morocco to horse riding in the Hindu Kush. For this guide she discovers rhinos and river dolphins in Assam. LEE KAREN STOW Lee Karen Stow is a full time travel journalist and photographer, based in Yorkshire, England. A member of the British Guild of Travel Writers, Lee's work has appeared in a number of publications, including The Times; the Sunday Express; In Britain; Wanderlust; Travel Weekly among others. Born with a wandering spirit, Lee travels whenever possible perhaps scuba diving, scrubbing floors, sailing a yacht or teaching English to schoolchildren. HUGH TAYLOR Hugh Taylor, compiler of the A–Z section, is a freelance broadcaster, travel writer, and photographer working regularly for a variety of newspapers and magazines, guidebook publishers and the BBC. He is co-author of AA Essential Scotland, AA Spiral Scotland and part author of the AA Book of Britain's Walks and AA Exploring Britain. STEVE WATKINS Photographer and writer Steve Watkins specializes in covering adventure travel, extreme sports and cultural issues, especially in his favourite destinations—Latin America and Australia. His work has featured in numerous publications, including No Limits World, Traveller, Global Adventure, Wanderlust, Mountain Biking UK, Sunday Express and various BBC publications, and his photographs have been widely exhibited, including at London's Barbican Gallery. Now based in south Wales, he has recently finished writing Adventure Sports Europe (Queensgate Publishing).

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