First group Eco Tour from USA by Dr. Jeff Salz

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The very first group tour led by Dr. Jeff Salz, is undergoing in India’s best place for eco tourism, Great Himalayan National Park.

Dr. Salz is world renowned adventurer, cultural anthropologist, explorer, and journalist—has made a life out of adventure. He has traversed most of the remaining blank spots on the map, living with the Turkestani Khazaks of Central Asia, riding with the Gauchos of Argentina and nomads of Mongolia, and searching for Shangri-La among the lost valleys of the Himalayas. For three months, he led the Chinese army on a merry chase while traveling in disguise with the Khampa nomads of Tibet. Traveling the Andes on horseback, skis, and foot, he traversed the Southern Patagonian Ice Cap, scaled its unclimbed summits, and followed in the footsteps of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He has explored lost cities along the Amazon. And, sailing in a traditional reed boat, he became the first person to sail around Lago Titicaca, the sacred lake of the ancient Incas and the world’s highest navigable waterway.

Jeff has successfully translated his lifetime of explorations into motivational presentations. As one of the USA’s foremost authorities on bringing the spirit of adventure into daily life, he is founder and president of Salz & Associates, a management consulting organization dedicated to innovative approaches to personal and organizational change. A partial list of his clients includes Aetna, Motorola, GTE, Pacific Bell, Hewlett Packard, and The Walt Disney Company.TirthanSanjeeva_026.jpg

Please check some of his motivational videos!

My Himachal group and the team associated with Blog welcomes Dr. Salz and his group in this new endeavour and hopes he would love Himachali hospitality. We wish him luck and hope he brings good stories back to US!

Please check Dr. Salz’s blog to read more about this adventure tour:

http://wayofadventure.typepad.com/

Few excerpts from his post, Himalaya Bound: Lessons in Leadership or Confessions of a Disabled Amateur

The greatest happiness comes not from attaining one’s dreams…

but in finding ways to help others attain theirs. Last year, I reconnoitered the peak. This year I have already sent an advanced team to rebuild bridges washed out by this year’s monsoon storms. Another to scout out the route. I’ve done all I can to advance the team’s odds of success. Even if I cannot climb this peak, I believe some members will do so and have the once-in-a-lifetime experience of standing atop a glorious untrammeled summit. Standing down below, as professional trip leader and mountain-loving ‘amateur’, my satisfaction will equal – perhaps even exceed – theirs.

An IT professional for 17 years, based in the US since the last 12 years. Founded NGO My Himachal and then Himachal Media Pvt. Ltd.. A Himachali forever. Always trying to bring together people whose hearts beat for the state.

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  1. We all welcome Dr. Salz and his group in Himachal.
    I feel People like him should also visit other places in Himachal Pradesh. Himachal encompasses 32 wildlife sanctuaries and two national parks occupying 13.6% of state geographical area and 20.45 of legally notified forest area. In my view we Himachalis are not aware with the importance of wild life sanctuaries & ecotourism. I also feel most of the notified area are in critical conditions due to unawareness or ignorance. In district Sirmour (Churdhar, Shri Renuka Ji & Simbalbara wild life sanctuaries) are also in critical conditions. People including department are not aware with the Wild Life Act provisions. Lion safari at Shri Renuka ji is facing inbreeding problem & Lions are living separated from Females since years. Construction with in the sanctuaries or protected areas is not yet stopped.
    I request people like him to visit other places in Himachal. To know & let other people know the richness & the poorness of our sanctuaries which are endanger due to ignorance. We are here to support all you come this area to protect this area or to help community through volunteer efforts.
    This area is not less then Kullu Manali but ignored due to lake of publicity. It can be a best place for ecotourism.
    Best Wishes
    Sanjeev Awasthi

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