Exploring Himalayas using hires satellite imagery

Below maps are blueprints for potential future Himalayan exploration. A humongous effort went into identifying unexplored trails and settlements using hires Google Satellite imagery in various regions of the Himalayas. Unfortunately when I was about to start on my 2020 Trans Himalayan ultra journey to explore these, Covid-19 struck and Himachal / Uttarakhand closed their borders ahead of the national lockdown. In later years the Survey of India maps (with lakhs of kms of unexplored trails) became publicly available which I used in my future journeys. Nevertheless it’ll be very interesting to look back at these legacy maps in future explorations.

North Chamba

South Chamba