Health in the Himalaya takes the reader deep inside the Himalayan communities of Tibet, Bhutan and Ladakh. The author shares rich experiences of a health care provider from Canada who volunteered with medical teams working with people with disabilities, in remote Himalayan communities.
Stories of health interventions are interspersed with hairraising adventures of trekking, white-water rafting and travelling over 5,000 metre passes, enveloped in the spectacular Himalaya. Readers learn about Gross National Happiness, about Buddhist culture and about how people live successfully, yet simply, in harmony with nature in these harsh environments.
The stories will be enlightening for anyone contemplating travel to these areas, both armchair and adventure travellers alike. They offer a glimpse into the rich Himalayan cultures.