Ratan Lal Biswas

Profile Last Updated:2015-05-30

Mr. Ratan Lal Biswas

Ratan Lal Biswas is a distinguished trekker from West Bengal. He has been exploring the critical areas of Himalaya since 1968. He participated over 90 expeditions which includes over 200 high altitude passes in Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal, Garwal, Kumaon, Nepal and Sikkim and over 30 costal and Jungle treks. He has been felicitated with Bhraman Samman, Umaprsad Birth Centenary Samman, Umaprasad Sahitya Samman and other prestigious felicitations. He is recipient of several photography awards in National and International level. He owns 7 books and writes almost in all leading magazines on adventure and journals. His exploration documentaries are shown in various clubs and institutions.

Name Ratan Lal Biswas
Address Viveknagar, P.O. Titagarh, North 24 Parganas, Kolkata - 700 119
Date of Birth 10.11.1954
e-mail rlbiswas54@gmail.com
Profession Service
Traveling started 1968
High Altitude trekking started 1972
Coastal trekking started 1982
Participated in high altitude trekking expeditions 61
Participated in Coastal and other trekking programs 31
Total trekking program 92
Trekking days (High Altitude) 815 days
Trekking days (others) 302 days
Total trekking days 1117 days
Total distance covered on foot 18000 kms (approx.)
No. of High altitude passes crossed 128
High altitude treks in Ladakh, Kashmir, Himachal, Garwal, Kumaon, Nepal & Sikkim
Coastal treks in West Bengal, Orissa, A.P., Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Maharashtra, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka.
Other treks in Along River Narmada, Kaveri, Bori & Melghat forest, Desert trek in Rajasthan
Travelling In different areas in India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka
Publication of Articles in Desh, Bhraman, Bartaman, Tathyakedra, Alokpat, Sananda, Jara Parijee, Himalaya Samiksha Prasanga, Himalayan Journal, Jara Jajabar and many other commercial & club journals.
Publication of Books 7 Nos. (Nepaler Tin Diganta, Nepal Theke Nepaley, Nepal Trekking Samagra, Trekking Guide - 1 & 2, Dupayee Dukule)
Photography All Bengal and all India award winner.
Felicitated with Bharamn Sanman, Umaprasad Birth Centenary Sanman (HA), Umaprasad Sahitya Sanman and a number of other felicitations on literature, photography and adventure sports.
Presentation & Judging Presentation of various papers in different seminars and Judge of different photographic salon and competitions.
Sl No Year Month Trekking program (trek route only) Region Trek Days Passed Crossed
1 1972 October Tangmarg-Gulmarg-Khilanmarg-Alpathra Lake Kashmir 1 0
2 1973 October Manebhanjyang-Tonglu Darjeeling 2 0
3 1974 October Manebhanjyang-Sandakphu-Phalut Darjeeling 5 0
4 1975 August Lanka - Gangotri-Gomukh Garwal 4 0
5 1976 October Pindari Zero Point - Kafni glacier Kumaon 8 1
6 1977 May Manebhanjyang-Tonglu Darjeeling 2 0
7 Sept Bharari-Sundardunga-Bhanoti Kumaon 12 1
8 1978 June a)Kharamukh-Manimahesh-Kugti village-Kharamukh Himachal 7 0
b)Trela-Such Pass-Kilar-Atholi-Galahar Himachal & J&K 8 1
9 October Goaldam-Rupkund-Sutal-Ghat Garwal 8 0
10 1979 May Panch Kedar Garwal 14 1
11 October Jumla-Rara Lake-Jumla Nepal 5 1
12 December Manebhanjyang- Sandakphu Darjeeling 4 0
13 1980 June Dumre-Manang-Thorang La - Muktinath-Pokhara Nepal 15 1
14 1981 April Peling-Yaksam-Dzongri Sikkim 6 0
15 June Moorang -Charang Pass-Sangla-Rupin Ghati -Naitwar Himachal 11 2
16 October Trisuli Bazar-Langtang Valley-Ganja La-Helembu-Lamodara Nepal 13 1
17 1982 January Konark-Puri-Chilka Orissa 4 0
18 October Lukla-Chukung-Everest BC-Kalapathar-Phortse-Gokyo Nepal 17 0
19 1983 January Chatrapur- Gopalpur on Sea-Kalingapattinum Orissa & A.P. 8 0
20 October Tumlingter-Barun La-Makalu BC-Hile Nepal 18 1
21 December Sandakphu-Falut-Singalila-Uttare Darjeeling 4 1
22 1984 January Srikakulam-Konada-Vishakhapattinum A.P. 5 0
23 June a)Bharari-Sundardunga Valley-Debi Kund-Nagkund-Kanakata Kumaon 10 2
b)Wacham-Baidakot-Balan-Baidini-Debal Kumaon & Garwal 6 1
24 October Gorkha-Rupina Bhanjyang -Burhi Gandaki valley- Gorkha Nepal 17 1
25 1985 January a)Konarak-Paradwip
b)Chandbali-Chandipur
Orissa 7 0
26 October a)Gangotri-Basuki Glacier
b)Gangotri-Kedar Tal
c)Bhatwari-Belek Khal-Buddakedar
Garwal 6
4
3
0
0
1
27 1986 January Vishakhapattinum-Kankinada A.P. 8 0
28 June Darcha-Padam-Umashi La (abandoned due to accident) Lahaul & Ladakh 1 0
29 October a)Sonprayag-Kedarnath-Son-prayag-Panwali Kantha-Guttu
b)Hanuman Chati-Jamunotri
Garwal 7
2
1
0
30 1987 January Alleeppey-Quilon-Kanniyakumari Kerala & T.N. 9 0
31 August Dhunche-Pansang La-Burhi Gandaki-Dhading Nepal 12 3
32 1988 January Trissor-Cannanore-Mangalore(Ullal) Kerala & Karnataka 11 0
33 August a)Darcha-Singo La - Padum
b)Failed to cross Umashi La
c)Lehinwan-Margan Pass-Patimahala.
Lahaul & Ladakh J&K 9
6
1
1
34 1989 January Point Calimore-Pompahar-Cuddalore Tamil Nadu 7 0
35 August a)Lamayuru-Padum Ladakh 9 6
b)Padum-Umashi La-Galahar. 7 1
36 1990 January Udupi-Bellekari-Karwar-Agonda Karnataka & Goa 11 0
37 July-Aug a)Kiber-Borogen Spiti 4 0
b)Udaipur-Mayer Valley-Tarse Lamu-Darcha Lahaul 8 1
38 1991 January Aguada Fort -Vijaydurg- Harnai Fort. Goa & Maharashtra 16 0
39 Oct-Nov Phidim-Taplejung- Kanchenjungha BC(NW) - Labsang La- Kanchenjungha BC(SW)-Yaksam. Nepal & Sikkim 40 2
40 1992 January Godavari Delta(Yanam) - Macchilipattinum - Krishna Delta Andhra Pradesh 12 0
41 May Kedarnath - Madmeshwar - Deoria Tal-Tunganath Garwal 11 0
42 July - August Kiber-Parang La-Rupshu Valley-Leh & Nubra Valley Spiti & Ladakh 16 2
43 December Rameshwar-Kanniya Kumari Tamil Nadu 13 0
44 1993 Sept-Oct a)Jumla-Kangmara La-Phoksumdo Lake
b)Bagha La-Inner Dolpa Valley - Juphal
Nepal 13
16
2
5
45 1994 January Duggarajpattinum- Ullapallam A.P. 11 0
46 Sept-Oct a)Beni-Dhaulagiri BC- Hidden Valley-Jomsom
b)Jomsom-Thorang La- Dharapani.
c)Dharapani-Larkye La- Gorkha
Nepal 13
6
11
2
1
1
47 1995 February Narmada Trek (Amarkantak-Gorakhpur,Chara-Dharundi,Kotrai-Jabalpur). Madhya Pradesh 13 0
48 April Pangu-Gunji - Kuti Valley - Pangu Kumaon 11 2
49 July-August a)Tangtse-Pangong-Spangmik
b)Durbuk-Nebuk La-Khalsar (Nubra Valley)
c)Mahe- around Tso Moriri Korzok-Tso Kar - Pang
Ladakh 3
6
7
0
1
5
50 November a)Melghat Tiger Reserve
b)Bori Wild Life Sanctuary
Maharashtra
M.P.
3
5
0
0
51 1996 June Taluka - Borashu Pass - Chitkul Garwal & Himachal 7 1
52 October a)Simikot-Rara-Gamghari Nepal 10 3
b)Gamghari-Mugu Valley 13 1
53 1997 January Narmada Trek (Omkareswar-Narmadanagar & Debgram -Malpur) Madhya Pradesh 10 0
54 June a)Badrinath-Rishiganga Valley Garwal 3 0
b)Kalpeswar-Mad-maheswar-Yangbok Col-Bishali Col-Mahapanth Col-Kedarnath 14 8
55 1998 January Rameswaram-Point Calimore T.N. 10 0
56 Aug-Sept Beni-Jaljala-Dharpatan-Tarakot-Dolpa Valley. Jomsom-Beni Nepal 27 5
57 1999 January Vasco - Gokarn Goa & Karnataka 10 0
58 April Sandakphu-Phalut-Gorkhe-Ribdi Darjeeling 3 0
59 Sept - Oct a) Rolwaling Valley-Tashi Lapcha-Khumsuug Nepal 13 1
b)Gokyo-Everest BC-Lukla 12 0
60 2000 January Konada-Vishakhapattinum -KC Pallipeta Andhra Pradesh 9 0
61 August a)Mayer Valley-Kang La - Padum Lahaul & Ladakh 9 1
b)Padum-Markha-Leh 11 3
62 2001 February Cox's Bazar-Mankhali & around St. Martin Island Bangladesh 3 0
63 Sept Barshani - Sara Umga-Chatru.-Sansha-Kugti Pass-Hadsar-Nayagaon-Kalihani-Manali Himachal 25 3
64 December Trek along Narmada Omkareswar to Narmadanagar M.P. 4 0
65 2002 February Calangute - Ganopatipule Goa-Maharashtra 11 0
66 October Uttere-Danphebir-Kang La-Chaurikang Sikkim & Nepal 11 2
67 2003 January Paradwip - Sagardwip Orissa & W.B. 11 0
68 October Beni-Jomsom-Lo Mantang-Damodar Kund-Muktinathi Nepal 21 9
69 2004 February Colombo-Galle - Hambantoda Sri Lanka 8 0
70 Aug-Sept a)Hemis - Jalung Karpo La -Marang La - Jugtha Ladakh 17 6
b)Baralacha - Chandra Tal
c)Chatru-Hamta-Manali
71 October a)Beni - Thulobugin Kharka Nepal 11 0
b)Lava-Rechela - Renak W.B. 1
72 2005 Feb Ganapatipule-Kashid Maharashtra 10 0
73 May Munshiyari - Panchu Glacier Kumaon 9 0
74 Aug-Sept Sarchu-Phirtse La - Phuktal - Tongde La - Zangla - Ningri La - Gautang La - Nya La - Jugtha Ladakh 21 8
75 2006 January Nizamapattinum-Ullapalem & Chatrapur - Puri A.P. & Orissa 12
76 Aug-Sept a) Peldo-Kiu Valley- Chumur -Unti La - Phirshe Phu-Pang Ladakh & H.P. 22 6
b) Pin Parbati Pass
77 October Serang-Barshe Chuabhanjang-Uttare Sikkim 5 0
78 2007 February Trek in Andaman Islands Andaman 14
79 Aug-Sept Lamakhaga - Borashu - Dhumdhar Pass Garwal & Himachal 20 3
80 October Dzongri - Gocha La Sikkim 8
81 2008 February Trek along River Kauveri Karnataka 9
82 May-June Badrinath - Kedarnath & Maoali Pass Uttaranchal 23 7
83 October Phalung & Tholung Valley Sikkim 4 1
84 2009 January-February Neil -Hablock-Baratang-Great Nicobar Islands Andaman 8
85 October a)Lete - Thulobugin Pass - Annapurna BC (North) Nepal 8 1
b)Nayapul- ABC (South) 7 0
86 2010 February Sam - Baliya Ki Basti- Gajua Ki Basti-Koriya-Hatar- Daneli-Sam Rajasthan 9 0
87 2011 October Nar Phu Valley - Kang La - Marshyani Valley Nepal 14 1
88 2012 January-February Leh-Chiling - Lingshet-Chiling-Leh (Chadar) Ladakh 10 0
89 July Aksho - Hansu La - Paddar - Dharlong valley - Poat La - Padum Ladakh - Kashmir 15 2
90 2013 January Khuri - Dhanauli - Jaisalmer Rajasthan 7 0
91 October-November Taplejung-Oalungchung Gola - Hans Pokhari Top - KBC - Taplejung Nepal 19 1
92 2014 February Chiling - Padam - Chiling Ladakh 9
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