Writer recommends the area for complete 'immersion in nature'
People planning hiking holidays in the Himalayas will be able to trek through areas which have escaped India's "dash towards modernisation".
That is according to Jim White, writing in The Sunday Telegraph, who also said that the mountains and surrounding regions promise a complete 'immersion' in all things natural.
"Running down the slopes on either side [of a mountain ridge] was a forest of towering, moss-coated rhododendron trees which, in full bloom, turn the mountainside velvety tones of scarlet, pink and white," he wrote.
"We were told when we signed up for this hike to expect an immersion in nature; the birds, the flora, the views are like nothing to be seen anywhere else."
The Himalayas run through many countries, which - as well as Mongolia - include Pakistan, Nepal and India. Many of the world's major rivers (such as the Ganges and the Brahmaputra) have their source in the mountain range, the highest point of which is Everest.