Adventure in Zanskar

A young woman’s solitary journey to reach physical and metaphysical heights
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In 1983, twenty-one-year-old Amy Edelstein set out on a 500-kilometer journey in Zanskar, India, the highest valley in the world. She walked alone by foot, crossing passes above 16,000 feet, sleeping in caves, meeting high lamas, and exploring a culture that had remained virtually the same for thousands of years — a culture that was about to change irrevocably. Drawn by the seeker’s quest for wisdom, what Amy found shaped her life. Readers in our stressed and troubled times can now share the fruits of her adventure, and grow lighter and happier in the process.
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Amy Edelstein
Amy Edelstein is a powerful communicator of ideas and beliefs that can help us transform ourselves and the culture we live in. She is the author of six books, including the IPPY award-winning, bestseller The Conscious Classroom. Recipient of a Philadelphia Social Innovation Award for her nonprofit Inner Strength Education, Amy has developed a potent curriculum of mindfulness & systems thinking, empowering more that 17,000 Philadelphia high school students. Find out more about her work at and
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