Mr. Ajay Dhamdere of Pune- is going to publish a new dimension book on treks of Sahyadri mountains. Not a detailed what and where to goâ€¦but through eyes of a trekker- what he sees and where he should head to.
ABOUT AJAY DHAMDERE: A multi dimensional personality. Climber, trekker, musician and photographer he is main spine of himadventures for operations in SAHYADRI MOUNTAIN RANGE. He has done Advance Mountaineering Course.
We will coming back with details as soon as it comes out from Publishers desk !
The cold deserts of Lahaul-Spiti and Leh-Ladakh will soon be on the worldâ€™s network of biosphere reserves based on the UNESCOâ€™s man and biosphere programme. The Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) has notified the cold desert of Lahaul-Spiti as biosphere reserve, but it has yet to get approval from the J&K government.
The cold desert biosphere reserve will be first its kind in Indiaâ€™s Himalayas, and will be the biggest among countryâ€™s 15 biospheres notified so far. In fact, apart from the cold desert biosphere, the ministry wants to notify two more biospheres, Tawang Wetscoming in Arunchal Pradesh, and Blue mountains in Mizoram.
With three more biospheres, India will have 18 notified biospheres while it needs as many 27 keeping countryâ€™s eco-diversities in mind, say scientists. But only four biospheres - Nada Devi, Nilgiris, Gulf of Mannar, Sunderban Tiger Reserve - have found their way to the UNESCOâ€™s man and biosphere network, they inform.
LMS Palni, director of the GB Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBIHED), says the state government has given its permission for the cold desert, but it is awaiting approval of the J&K government. This part of the biosphere has been notified, he adds.
The cold desert biosphere will run from the Pin Valley National Park and wetland of Chandertal in Lahaul-Spiti to Hemis National Park, Tsomoriri, Tsokar and Pangong Tso lakes in Ladakh as a core area. â€œIt spans over 97,665 sq km area from Spiti, Pin, Chandrabhaga and Bara Shigri glacier to Nubra, Rupsu, Drass and Suru valley in Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir,â€ the scientists say.
These parks and lakes attract thousands of high-end tourists and migratory birds every summer. Tsomoriri lake is countryâ€™s only breeding ground for rare bar-headed geese and black-necked crane outside China.
Nanda Devi fair is held at many places in the state of Uttarakhand, like, Almora, Nainital, Kot, Ranikhet, Bhowali, Kichha, and on many villages like Lohar and in valleys of Pindar. This fair was first started in the Kumaon region, during the time of Kalyan Chand, back in the 16th century. This fair is very important and gets visitors from far away places. Nanda Devi fair is also important from a commercial and historical point of view as well.
The Nanda Devi fair is dedicated to the Goddesses Nanda and Sunanda. This festival is of very high religious importance. The term 'Nanda' in literal sense means prosperity and well being. This fair is symbolic of the prosperity of the whole region.
During the festival, the place is filled with tourists and it becomes a hub of activity. One can buy a lot of hand made products prepared by the village craftsmen here. Many artists come and perform here during the fair as well. It is a very good chance for them to show the folk traditions of the place. It is celebrated during the month of September.
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The Namik glacier trek is situated on Kumaon Himalayas at an attitude of 3,600 mtrs. It is 40 km from Munsiyari and situated at the villages of Gogina and Namik. The glacier is surrounded by peaks like Nanda Devi (7,848 m), Nanda Kot (6,861 m), and Trishuli (7,120 m).The glacier falls on ancient Indo-Tibet trade route. There are a number of waterfalls and sulphur springs originating around this glacier. The glacier can be reached by trekking from Bala village on Thal-Munsiyari road near Birthi Fall. It is 129 km from Pithoragarh.
A sudden change in weather is once again happenning in Himalayas and plains of North India. Where higher reaches of Himalayas has received mild to moderate snowfall..plains are again turning to be cool as rains had dropped the night temperature.