We're giving away a copy of Jono's book - "Into the heart of the Himalayas". Listen to the episode and answer 3 simple questions in the google form below to stand a chance to win a copy of the book.
Winners of last episodes giveaway of "Superhuman River - Stories of the Ganga"
- Jashim Jamaludheen
- Lushma Rathore
This week, The Musafir Stories speaks to Dr. Jono Lineen, author of the book "Into the heart of the Himalayas" as he traverses the western Himalayas from Pakistan to India, ON FOOT!
Today's destination: Himalayas!
Nearest Airport: n/a
Nearest Railway Station: n/a
Prerequisites : visa/permits
Packing : n/a
Time of the year : n/a
Length of the itinerary: 4 months
- Jono discusses about the events leading up to the expedition, including the tragic and untimely death of his kid brother.
- We discuss about the motivation for the trek, the plan and Jono's previous experience exploring the Himalayas
- Jono talks about the rich culture and religion of the region, including the Muslim Himalayas, the Buddhist Himalayas and the Hindu Himalayas
- We start the journey in Pakistan in the Astor village and Jono discusses his interesting interaction with the locals of the village, including the gun shop owner.
- Jono talks about the transition from the Muslim Himalayas to the Buddhist Himalayas and the differences and similarities he found in the people of the two regions.
- We discuss about the magic of walking around the beautiful terrain of the Himalayas and how Jono charted our his path using paper maps.
- Jono also talks about his attempt at doing the Chardham Yatra and the challenges he faced, some memorable moments from the journey and the climax at Gomukh.
Image Credit : Dr. Jono Lineen
Link to Jono's book - Into the heart of the Himalayas
Link to Jono's new book - Perfect Motion
Follow Dr. Jono Lineen on :
Follow the Musafir stories on:
Twitter : https://twitter.com/musafirstories?lang=en
Apple podcasts - https://apple.co/2LPtTA3
Google podcasts - http://bit.ly/2toY7lj
website - http://bit.ly/2xFZqOV
Saavn - https://bit.ly/2J5rIqi
Spotify - https://spoti.fi/2HLPSVi
Gaana - http://bit.ly/2NClUYY
pocketcasts - https://bit.ly/2xu3Ewg
castbox - https://bit.ly/2sqBDQi
Overcast - https://bit.ly/2LN9wnf
Stitcher Radio - https://bit.ly/2JiBbhw
audioBoom - https://bit.ly/2oZZowS
TuneIn - https://bit.ly/2xyQH4a
RadioPublic - https://bit.ly/2snY9u0
iHeartradio - https://ihr.fm/2xvOG8R
Deezer - https://bit.ly/2L7GmOo