The Magic of Nepal

The Magic of Nepal

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Author: Deb Mukharji
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2005
Language: English
Pages: 164
ISBN/UPC (if available): 81-291-0567-5


Till the middle of the last century Nepal was largely closed to foreigners and it was only in 1950 that the first foreigners were allowed to come close to its himals, as the Himalayan massifs are known. It is thus only in recent years that the outside world has come to know the ancient culture and the colourful people of this beautiful land lying between the highest mountains in the world and the plains of South Asia.

While the Valley of Kathmandu carries the past in a myriad vibrant temples and works of fine architecture and the terai to the south its legends of history and mythology, the greatest attraction to many a visitor are the Himalaya to the north, strectching in a magnificent arc of glittering peaks, deep gorges and pristine meadows. Over the years the inhabitants of many of these remote areas have built up an infrastructure of hospitality which makes trekking a pleasurable experience. There is no other place in the world where a room with a bed and a warm dining room awaits the visitor at over 15,000 feet. This book is a small tribute to the magic of Nepal.


Deb Mukharji has been walking in the Himalaya accompanied by his camera for over four decades. His articles and photographs have been published over the years in many journals. Exhibitions of his photographs have been held in India, Nepal and Bangladesh and received critical acclaim. The Magic of Nepal is his first book. In his professional career Deb Mukherji was a member of the Indian Foreign Service. He retired as the Indian Ambassador to Nepal in 2001.


1. The magic of Nepal.

2. To Langtang Himal.

3. In the lap of the Annapurnas.

4. Sunrise at Poon hill.

5. Kali Gandaki in the trans-Himalayas.

6. Beautiful Rara.

7. Glimpses of Sagarmatha.

8. Marsyangdi postscript.