While creating this web site, we contacted a number of personalities around the world well-known for their interest in the Himalayas. We discussed our project with them and sought their advice. To our greatest surprise we found that most of the individuals, despite their busy schedules, extended a warm and cordial helping hand to us.
We received help in a variety of ways. Some of the individuals referred us to helpful books while others granted us permission to use their materials - photographs and text - on our website. Still others came up with invaluable advice and suggestions. On this page, we gratefully acknowledge the tremendous encouragement, assistance and guidance provided by others. In case there is any omission in this list, it is purely accidental and we will acknowledge the same in the future.
The authors have been credited for their contributions and they are the sole copyright owners of their work.
No credited contributions (pictures or otherwise) may be re-used without the prior permission of the copyright owners.
In alphabetical order we acknowledge:
Alan Levy firstname.lastname@example.org, Australia.
Alan Levy has documented some of his Himalayan trips on his web site. He graciously offered us use of photographs from his personal collection.
Website: Trekking in Kashmir and Ladakh
Chris Boninton, England
Chris Bonington is one of the most famous British mountaineers in the last few decades with 30 years of mountaineering experience. He took time off from his extremely busy schedule to advise us on our project and also granted us permission to use his photographs on our web site.
Website: Bonington Web
Discover India is a monthly travel magazine devoted to India. Every month, Discover India explores India's varied cultures, festivals, tourist attractions and more.
Franck Zecchin email@example.com
Franck Zecchin maintains a web site about the Ladakh and Zanskar Himalayas which documents his visit to the region in 1996. He provided us photographs of Ladakh and Zanskar from his personal collection.
Website: Franck Zecchin Home Page - Ladakh and Zanskar
Jarkko Lavinen firstname.lastname@example.org, Finland.
Jarkko Lavinen traveled to the Ladakh and Zanskar Himalayas in 1991, and has documented his tour on his web site. He kindly agreed to let us use photographs of Zanskar from his web site.
Website: Ladakh and Zanskar
A film-maker by profession, his field of work makes Karamjeet Singh a frequent visitor to the Himalayas. He has provided a large collection of photographs and textual material for our web site. Moreover, his advice and keen interest in our project was a very rewarding experience for us. Karamjeet Singh maintains a comprehensive web site about the Indian Himalayas.
Website: Karamjeet Singh's Himalayan Home
Kashyap Pandit (KOA) email@example.com
Kashyap Pandit maintains two websites related to the Kashmir Himalayas. He granted us permission to use textual content and photographs of Kashmir from the websites.
Websites: Kashmir Information Network
Kashmir Overseas Association
Luke Powell firstname.lastname@example.org
Luke Powell is a professional photographer and displays some spectacular photographs from around the world on his web site. He granted us permission to use some of his photographs from the Ladakh and Zanskar regions of the Indian Himalayas.
Website: Luke Powell - Photographs
Mahabir Pun email@example.com, Nepal.
Mahabir Pun maintains a web site about his village school project (Nangi Village School Project) and his country (Nepal and the Himalayas). He helped us by providing content material and photographs from his web site.
Website: Nepal, Nangi Village School project
Matjaz Vrecko firstname.lastname@example.org, Slovenia.
On his web site, Matjaz Vrecko has a lovely collection of photographs from various places in Asia, including the Himalayas. He granted us permission to use the photographs of Tibet from his site.
Website: Tsunami Bay Gallery
Mountain Forum offers a venue for global linkage of individuals and organizations concerned with mountain cultures, environment
and sustainable development. The discussion lists maintained by them helped us contact people from around the world who contributed to our project.
Websites: Mountain Forum Home Page
The Mountain Institute
Nicolas Jaques email@example.com, Switzerland.
Nicolas Jaques is the director of a travel company in Switzerland which organizes tours in the Himalayas and Central Asia. His web site, apart from presenting his company, presents a large amount of information about these regions, in French. He graciously offered the use of his photographs on our web site.
Website: Horizons Nouveaux Home Page
Pierre Dezes Pierre.Dezes@imp.unil.ch, Switzerland.
Pierre Dezes maintains a web site on Zanskar Himalayas, India. He provided us with a variety of information and photographs about the Zanskar region.
Website: Zanskar Page
Professor P.P. Karan works on the geography and development problems of the Himalayan countries. He helped us greatly by mailing us content and maps of the Himalayan region.
Raj Shirole firstname.lastname@example.org.
He maintains a web site on the Garhwal Himalayas. He granted us permission to use photographs and information from his web site.
Website: The Garhwal Himalayas.
Rajesh B. Shrestha email@example.com, Nepal.
Currently residing in Massachusetts, USA, Rajesh Shrestha maintains the popular Shangri La Home Page. He helped us tremendously by offering content, photographs and maps on his website.
Website: Shangri La Home Page
Scott Yost firstname.lastname@example.org
On his web site, Scott Yost has documented a six week tour of the Nepal Himalayas that he undertook in 1994. He provided us with photographs from his trekking trip in Nepal, along with a wealth of useful information.
Website: A Visit to Nepal
Stan Armington email@example.com
Stan Armington is the author of the well-known guide "Lonely Planet Trekking in Nepal Himalaya". He helped us by providing information about trekking in Nepal and granted us permission to use photographs from his own collection.
Website: Nepal Trekking Home Page
Will Spiegelman firstname.lastname@example.org
Will Spiegelman has a web site about the Tibetan Himalayas which contains a lovely collection of photographs of Tibet from his visit to the region in 1995. He kindly agreed to grant us permission to use the photographs on our web site.
Website: Images of Tibet
Yogesh Wadadekar email@example.com
Yogesh Wadadekar resides in Pune, India and is a graduate student at Inter University Centre for Astronomy and Astrophysics(IUCAA). He helped us by providing information and photographs about the Kumaon Himalayas of India.
Website: Yogesh Wadadekar's Home Page