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Book Review: Inner Trek by Mohan Ranga Rao

Inner Trek by Mohan Ranga Rao is a beautifully written and well-captured travel memoir book. The book is non-fiction and based on true events. Right at the beginning, we see that the author is troubled by some land mafia for acquiring his land in Bangalore. Somehow he gets out of that trouble, credit goes to God.

His wife is kind and nudges him to take a pilgrimage tour of Mount Kailash to pay gratitude. The story lingers there for some time; the author never had taken such a high-altitude trekking expedition. In fact, he is reluctant to go there, he was thinking of doing some meritorious work towards the God at home instead of going there in the highest region of the Himalayas.

By reading the initial portion of the book, you will realize that taking a trek for Mount Kailash is not a child’s play or local tourism. It requires funds and good health and much more. Anyway, they get on the tour. And the context of the book begins changing thereon.

There have been many books on Mount Kailash pilgrimage journey but this one is special because it contains candid narration with beautiful and colorful pictures. The author brings forward his journey, bouts of experiences, difficulties, and suffering of others that he encountered on his route to the holy shrine.

The book reveals that whatever is the reason to visit Kailash Mansarover, a person comes changed.

The author puts it rightly at the end, “Mount Kailash is an inner journey as much as it is a pilgrimage and a physical trek in the Himalayas.”

The book is so vivid with travel experiences and images that for sure the readers will feel transported to that group of trekkers. In fact anyone planning to visit Mount Kailash can look forward to have this book for guidance.

The author went with his wife, their love bonding and chemistry is smooth, subtle and funny and it inspires others to rope in love to lead a peaceful and meaningful life.

While reading the book, the changes in the author’s behaviour was evident towards the end. Also the author didn’t shy away from putting insightful information on Mount Kailash, Nepal, Sherpa, local conditions and their struggle for a life above basic conditions…Hilsa and Nepalgunj experiences were unequivocally well-captured.

The book is well-written, properly edited, and has a sense of order. Nothing is rampant or abstract about this book. If the author would have shared more pictures of the trek, it could have been more fabulous experience.

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