East Himalaya

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Silk Route Journeys in the East Himalaya

The Silk Route is often referred to and being developed by UNWTO with the cooperation of 26 countries as follows
"With its richly diverse cultural assets and its wealth of natural tourism attractions spanning across 12,000 kilometres of ancient routes, the Silk Road as a tourism concept has significant potential for growth. Given the right level of investment and attention by governments, the Silk Road has the possibility to become the most internationally acclaimed travel route.
We at Help Tourism observed that India, a major stakeholder has been left out of this list. The heart of the Silk Route lies in the Eastern Himalayan Integrated Landscape and we have decided to highlight the issue through our journeys in East Himalaya along the lost Silk Route. The photographs from the first trip is being provided in this blog in two parts, but you must follow this blog for more information.
     - Photo report by Dipen Thapa

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