8 remote and challenging treks in Ladakh
No, not a love letter to a favourite take-away, but an in-depth guide to eight remote and challenging treks in the Ladakh region of the Himalayas, India.
Author Radek Kucharski writes passionately in his preface about how ‘enchanted’ he is by this region, having recently spent four months there and written a new guide so others may share his experiences.
The guide is widely furnished with expressive photographs and detailed maps, giving tantalising glimpses into daily life in Ladakh as well as vital information for trekkers. The routes are challenging, but much information is provided about access, accommodation, and the ideal time of year to tackle the routes.
While the routes are certainly not for the faint-hearted, Radek has also included a section on sightseeing in Ladakh, describing festivals, guesthouses and restaurants perfect for some well-earned R&R after a challenging trek.
Just one word of warning, be prepared to be left wanting more, as the author certainly was!
Radek Kucharski was born in Poland. After graduating in Geography he worked for a small GIS company for over 12 years, which he would periodically leave every few years for months-long trekking trips to Asia. He trekked in Nepal, Iran, Pakistan and India, getting to know the landscapes, the people, their cultures and himself. After his first visit in 2004, Ladakh instantly became his favourite destination, and he made a promise to himself to return with the task of collecting data for a guidebook. A few years later he began this work.
Since that first visit to the Ladakh Range he has also changed profession. Now working as a tourist guide, which he has been doing since 2010, Radek lives in Warsaw and guides groups to India, Nepal and Scandinavia for one of Poland's leading adventure travel agencies.