10 Books that Take you Into the Wild

Scottish Islands, desert plains, wild canyon rivers, deep blue seas and wild Yellowstone valleys  – beautiful nature writing has the power to take you to these places of wild and make you ponder your relationship with nature and wildlife. Here are ten of my favourite books that take you into the wild by the sheer power of words.

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After the Bang – Trekking in Langtang Valley

2015 an earthslide buried the village of Langtang, killing over 200 locals and tourists. Four years later the village has been rebuild, and people are desperate for the tourists to come back. A visit there showed us, why this trek is well worth the tired legs. Read More

10 books to get you longing for the Himalayas

Winter is coming, at least here in Europe, and with it those long, dark evenings perfect to catch up on reading about your favourite or next travel destination. Here are my top-10 Himalaya related books: From an Everest climb gone badly wrong to finding Zen among mountain sheep to civil courage in deep valleys in Pakistan. Read More

The “Baby-Trek” in Markha Valley – A taste of the Himalayas in India’s far north

Ladakh – the little kingdom in the very north of India – is the perfect place to get a first taste of trekking on the top of the world. Especially if you start off light with what locals teasingly call the “Baby Trek” because it’s so short and easy. You might laugh with them at first. You won’t anymore when you try to make your way up to that top of the pass at a gruesome altitude of 5260 meters.

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