DOSSIER: Also at Home Elsewhere in the Himalaya
Demographically Nepal is the result of powerful ethnic influences from the Ganges Plain of India and from the Trans-Himalayan civilisations that have roamed the Tibetan Plateau. With these forces came an innate dynamic for movement. The real story of the Himalayan passes is the story of migration. Therefore at Himalayan Encounters our terms of reference strongly reflect this.
Probably the best way to enter Tibet is via the pass from Nepal, for the journey of a thousand kilometres to Lhasa best explains – or at least questions – the ancient and the modern of Tibet. Somehow the north face of Everest is the appropriate metaphor for seeing just about everything from a different point of view, while the utter magnificence of Lhasa’s Potala Palace-Monastery poised here on the roof of the world is mind-boggling.
Monks and monasteries and sky-high lakes and vast spaces, and a world that was once the back of beyond are now thrust into the service of a current-day super state.
- First 48 - and Beyond
- Culture & Customs (Tailor-Made Sample Itineraries)
- Rural Heritage - Pokhara, Trisuli River, Bandipur and Nuwakot
- Trekking in the Himalayas
- Whitewater Rafting
- Jungle Safari (Bardia & Chitwan)
- Also At Home Elsewhere in the Himalaya -
Tibet and Bhutan
- Joining the Volunteers
- To 'Summit Up'