Adventure in Zanskar

Adventure in Zanskar

Amy Edelstein

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Winner of 2021 Nautilus Award
Winner of 2021 Publishers' Weekly Ben Franklin Award

“This thrilling book takes us into the heart of one of the most powerful spiritual places on Earth — Zanskar. It is a must read for all those who love and recognize the healing power of place.”

— Andrew Harvey, author of The Hope and Journey In Ladakh

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.

Amy Edelstein is the author of six books, including the award-winning The Conscious Classroom. Founder of the non-profit Inner Strength Education and recipient of a Philadelphia Social Innovators award, Amy’s work has empowered 15,000 teens in under-resourced schools with mindfulness and systems thinking. 


Adventure in Zanskar

A young woman's solitary journey to reach physical and metaphysical heights


“For those pulled by a spiritual heart and an inquiring mind, this book will reaffirm your search for Truth .… It’s an inspiring story and example we all need!

— Sadhvi Bhagawati Saraswati, President of the Divine Shakti Foundation,

author of From Hollywood to the Himalayas

“This is a beautiful book for every woman who has ever wanted to do something extraordinary.  Amy's solo trek through the Himalayas is an inspiration for all of us who know deep down that we are capable of so much more. Reading her story is sure to light a fire within you to expand your own horizons and tap into untold dimensions of inner strength, courage, determination and resilience.” 

Claire Zammit, Ph.D., Founder,

“As I read, all the magic and mystery of Zanskar came rushing back to me …. This book sings the song of dharma, of knowing, and you will sing too.” 

— Frederick Marx, Director of Journey from Zanskar

"Yearning to find real happiness, Amy ventured to a place where people live with deep contentedness, and she learned some of their secrets of inner joy. If you are looking to lift your spirits, read this bookit will lighten your heart and show you a path to lasting happiness."

Marci Shimoff#1 NY Times bestselling author of Happy for No Reason

“. . . a rarity: a book that informs, inspires, and illuminates.” 

         — Philip Goldberg, author of American Veda and The Life of Yogananda

In Adventure in Zanskar, Amy Edelstein shares her honest introspection and insights, mingled with ancient wisdom teachings and makes it all come to life through her eloquent telling of inspiring stories. Amy shows great courage and determination on her inner and outer journey through its triumphs and adversitieswith her remarkable discovery of hidden sanctuaries above the clouds in a remote Himalayan valley, all the while on a powerful transformative path of awakening within. 

Tara B Goleman, author of Emotional Alchemy 

This beautifully written book weaves life’s biggest questions into an engaging trek into the heart, soul and mind of the author. The timing to finding this book is uncanny….I believe we now live in a world where no one has any answers, most everything is uncertain, and figuring out how to BE in the midst of chaos seems to be the path of survival. I’m grateful to have a new guidebook.

Arielle Ford, author of The Soul Mate Secret