Himalayan Books

Himalayas is the nature’s pinnacle that proves that the limitlessness exists. Here are my favorite books based on the mighty Himalayas:

1. Seven Years in Tibet

Also a major motion picture with the same name starring Brad Pitt, Seven Years in Tibet is narrated by Harrer who during his adventures in Himalayas ends up in then British ruled Indian jail. He escapes to Tibet where he befriends young Dalai Lama. The book deals with the struggle of Tibet during Chinese invasion.

Seven Years in Tibet
Seven Years in Tibet

2. Into Thin Air

Jan Krakauer might be more famous for Into The Wild, however Into Thin Air is equally exciting read. The book deals with the episode of struggle, at what is world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest.

Into Thin Air
Into Thin Air

3. Tintin in Tibet

For me, this is the best Tintin book ever. Herge takes the adventure to the top of the world where air is thin and wind is nasty. Published in 1960, this book was responsible to bring Tibet into people’s attention and even Dalai Lama acknowledged the role of book as an cultural influence towards Tibet.

Timtin in Tibet
Timtin in Tibet

4. From Heaven Lake 

Vikram Seth is India’s most gifted travel writer and in this book, he bought the chronicle of his travel and treks from Sinkiang, Tibet, Nepal and India. This book also won him Thomas Cook Travel Book Award.

From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth
From Heaven Lake by Vikram Seth

My theme for #AtoZChallenge is Indian Books and related topics.  To know more about #AtoZChallenge, please visit the link 

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. misterk3 says:

    great post i love it! 🙂

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      1. misterk3 says:

        thank U 🙂 follow for follow?

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      2. Yes, sure. Only thing is that I don’t understand Italian much :P.

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      3. misterk3 says:

        ok it’s ok anyway 🙂 i just followed u 🙂

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  2. mcrohio says:

    Very good post and blog! here in I’ll save the book list. thanks
    Mary at Variety, the Spice of Life

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    1. Thank you so much. I hope you will like the books

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  3. sweetyshinde says:

    7 years…Is it a good book on its own? Or has it gained glamour bcos of the Brad connection? Sometimes, I am never sure on these book-movie transitions.
    http://sweetyshinde.wordpress.com

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    1. Lets see it other way. It was good enough to get a Brad Pitt movie. 🙂

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  4. Sukanya Ramanujan says:

    Janet Rizvi’s Ladakh is a good read but it’s non fiction!

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    1. Thank You Sukanya for the recommendation 🙂

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  5. ellisnelson says:

    Adding INTO THE LAND OF SNOWS for all high altitude adventurers and armchair mystics.

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    1. Thank you for making the list awesome 🙂

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