Our expert author, trekking the Indian Himalaya since 1970, will be your guide to some of the world’s most awesome trekking. This book covers the region’s top treks, through the Buddhist villages and high passes of Ladakh, the spectacular mountains and verdant valleys of Himachal Pradesh, and the sacred pilgrimage sites and high-altitude meadows of Uttarakhand. Whether you are an experienced trekker or a first-timer, you’re sure to find the ultimate trekking experience here. – Everything you need to know to get prepared – Comprehensive listings for sleeping, eating and facilities along the way – Background on Himalayan culture and religions Lonely Planet gets you to the heart of a place. Our job is to make amazing travel experiences happen. We visit the places we write about each and every edition. We never take freebies for positive coverage, so you can always rely on us to tell it like it is. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet and Garry Weare.