Seen from the lakeside town of Pokhara in central Nepal, a tremendous wall of snow- and ice-capped mountains dominates the northern horizon: the Annapurna Himal. With no less than twelve 7000m (23,OOOft) summits, this is not only one of the world's most beautiful landscapes but also its most popular trekking region. And no wonder.
Around this impressive block goes tbe classic Aonapurna Circuit one of the great walks of the world. Into the heart of the mountains leads a trail to the Annapurna Sanctuary. Through the world's deepest valley goes the Pilgrim's Trail to Muktinath, while the Ghandruk Foothill Trek provides an introduction to some of the best of Nepal's hill villages and mountain views.
- Each of these treks is described, with full route details for 'tea
house trekkers' and those travelling with an organised group.
- The guide includes information on lodges, tea-houses and villages. - There are sections on how to plan a trek, where and when to go,
permits and preparations, health matters and interaction with local people and culture.
- The guide also provides suggestions for other treks in the region. ...
'If the Annapurnas present an enticing goal, It;en there can be no better source of information than Kev Reynolds's Annapurna - A Trekker's Guide', Lindsay Griffin (review of 1 st edition, High, Sept 1994).
Pages.: 272Dimensions: 12 cm x 17,5 cm
The construction was simultaneously started all along the way mainly following the existing (trekking) trails. Since 2008 one can drive from Pokhara directly to Muktinath. On the Manang side the construction is still ongoing.
Soon it was realized by the Nepali Authorities that the road had a very negative impact on trekking tourism and ACAP started to find plan and construct new alternative trails, which would avoid the road.
The authors have walked extensively these New Annapurna Trekking Trails (which the authors call NATT-Trails) and marked many of them with the red/white or blue/white NATT Signs.
In this book you will find a description of these trails helping you to trek beside and often far away from the road again enjoying one of the best trekking areas of Nepal and the World.
Following the Gandaki River through the world’s deepest valley, an ancient Tibetan trade route cuts across the Annapurna region. It’s an area of astounding natural beauty ranging from lush rice fields in the south to the high-altitude desert plateau in the north with Himalayan peaks of over 8000m (26,247ft)
38 trekking maps with unique mapping features – walking times, directions, tricky junctions, places to stay and eat.
Annapurna CircuitAnnapurna SanctuaryPokhara to Poon HillDhaulagiri Ice-fallPokhara-Jomsom-MuktinathTilicho TalManang Valley hikesSiklis Eco-TrekABC North CampDay walks from JomsomAn introduction to trekking peaks in the regionAll budgets and trekking styles – whether you’re trekking for three days or several weeks, on a limited budget staying in simple lodges or an all-inclusive guided trek, this guide gives all the optionsKathmandu & Pokhara city guidesPlus – health, safety and minimizing your impact on a fragile region
Size: 12cm x 18cm
New edition of this practical guide with 38 detailed route maps and trail descriptions covering not only the classic treks but also the wild routes:
. Everest Base Camp trek
. Trekking from Lukla and Jiri
. The Gokyo trek
. High passes
. Trekking peaks - including Mera and Island Peak
Information for all budgets and trekking styles Ranging from lush terraced fields to the highest mountain on earth, the scenery is breath-taking. There are trekking possibilities to suit all budgets, from independent trekkers on a daily budget of less than the price of this book to travellers on all-inclusive guided treks with every luxury provided. There's even information on trekking peaks and passes of 5700m/l8,700ft and over.
- Getting to Nepal - from Europe, North America and Australasia
- Kathmandu - trek preparations and what to see
- Where to stay and eat - Kathmandu and along the trails
- Employing a guide or porter in Nepal
- The environment - minimize your impact and still take hot 'green' showers
- Health and safety - staying healthy and avoiding altitude sickness
- 38 route maps, 52 village plans
- Plus - 23 colour photos
Pages : 306Format : 12 cm x 18 cm
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a trekker's dream. This third edition of the successful Everest guide leads the explorer through Nepal and the Sherpa's homeland. The mountain panoramas and lives of the Nepalese are clearly documented, together with the detailed needs of the trekker in this challenging but most rewarding region.
Several trekking routes on the Nepalese side of Everest are described. In addition there is information on a trekking route to Base Camp on the Tibetan side of the mountain.
Pages: 254Size: 12cm x 17,5 cm
The magic of Everest (Sagarmatha or Chomolungma) grips the human soul; it’s a mountain so magnetic that it casts an intoxicating spell. For so long off the map, its rocky ramparts, windblown bastions and soaring summit now constantly attract mountaineers and trekkers to witness its grandeur firsthand. The region is home to many enticing treasures; a myriad of beautiful peaks guard the flanks of Everest, towering above quaint villages, idyllic forests and mysterious canyons. The Sherpa people, who live in the shadow of Everest, have an amazing wealth of cultural attractions and centuries-old traditions. Colourful monasteries adorn the slopes. Lower down are fabulous terraced hillsides and picturesque farms. Everest was made for dreams and dreamers, seeking the riches of adventure and challenge. The sparkling jewels of the Everest region will shine forever.
This guide is the definitive introduction to trekking around and across a vast, undiscovered region.
-Detail on the routes, side trips and new trekking destinations
-Facts about the mountains, people, culture and festivals
-Pre-departure practical information
-Full discussion of health, safety and altitude aspects
-Maps and route summaries
-Made in Nepal
Trekking in Ladakh
Eight adventurous trekking routes
This trekking guidebook gives detailed descriptions of eight different treks across the Ladakh, Zanskar and Markha Valley in northern India. Ranging from moderate difficulty to very demanding, the treks vary between 6 to 12 days in length, each trek is broken down into multiple stages, and has information on difficulty, available accommodation and access, as well as the many combinations and alternative routes open to exploration. Known as Little Tibet; for both its landscape and culture, Ladakh lies at the northern tip of India.
The region is bisected by the great River Indus and neighbours Tibet and Kashmir. This quiet corner of the Himalaya has developed a strong trekking culture over recent years for adventurous trekkers. Trekking in this remote, high-altitude region is extremely challenging, as paths are not signed and there are only a limited number of villages. However, its magnificent landscape (a huge area full of limitless trekking possibilities), hospitable people, rich heritage and limited number of tourists make Ladakh an amazing destination.
The guide includes background information on local culture, history and religion, as well as all the planning detail you need on crucial aspects such as environmental responsibility, health and safety in the mountains, trekking practicalities and preparation for altitude.
- Fully revised third edition of Charlie Loram's practical guide to low-impact trekking in this high-altitude region of India. The spectacular natural landscape of immense mountains. wild deserts and deep gorges, combined with a thriving Tibetan-Buddhist culture makes Ladakh ('Linle Tibet') one of the most fascinating destinations in the Himalaya.
- 72 detailed trekking maps
Comprehensive trail descriptions and 72 maps covering both classic and lesser-known routes throughout: Central and Western Ladakh, Nubra, Rupshu, Zanskar. Also includes Stok Kangri trekking peak (6.153m/20.1 88ft)
- All the practical information you need Planning your trip and getting to Ladakh from Europe. North America. Australasia and other parts of Asia; arranging a trek - whatever your style of trekking. from a short backpacking trip to a fully-guided expedition; health and mountain safety; history. culture and language
- Minimum impact for maximum insight How to travel with sensitivity and awareness through a fragile region
- Plus City guides from Leh, Manali and Delhi
Size: 12 cm x 18 cm
Trekking in the Manaslu Region & Tsum Valley
The Manaslu trek is one of the finest and most scenically spectacular in Nepal. This guide records the paths, villages, valleys and mountains seen along the way, yet it is not intended to take from the reader any of the mystery or surprise that such a diverse region holds. The Manaslu Himal is presently restricted to group trekkers; a number of those who venture there will no doubt be first-time visitors to the Himalaya. Information set out in this book will give an idea of what to expect - of the preparation required before going, the physical demands of the route and a hint of the rewards to be won every single day. Day by day the trek reveals scenes of outstanding natural beauty, yet it is not only the visual splendour of a Himalayan paradise that will be remembered years after, but the smiles of local people met upon the way, their simplicity and their spirituality. A cry of 'Namaste' rings in the air - 'I salute the god within you'. Such a greeting will enrich each hour and accompany every vision of glory.
This book, along with others in a series of trekking guides to Nepal by the same author and publisher, has not been produced with the aim of encouraging more trekkers to explore the trails of this Himalayan wonderland, but in the hope of adding something to the experience of those already committed to going there. Being forewarned about the nature of the route and the seriousness of some of the trails is a way of reminding potential trekkers that in order to make the most of every hour of the journey it is essential to be both physically and mentally prepared. 'The art of Himalayan travel', said W.H. Murray, 'is the art of being bold enough to enjoy life now.'
Pages: 160Size: 11,5 cm x 17 cm
Detailed climbing guide for the Everest region. Including Everest, Lhotse, Nuptse, Changtse and many others.Author: Jan Kielowski.
Pages: 202Size: 14,5cm x 20,5cm
Everest, Annapurna, Kanchenjunga, Machhapuchhare, Makalu - a roll call of inspiration awaits trekkers in the Nepal Himalaya. Discover its famous peaks and unique culture in this authoritative guide by one of the region's most experienced trekkers.
* 22 new contour maps for major trekking areas, supplemented with the author's GPS data* detailed trek notes covering the popular routes and little-visited alternatives* cultural insights, language guide, plus information on responsible trekking* expert health and safety advice for trekkers* practical advice about organising your own trek or choosing a trekking company* illustrated guide to Himalayan wildlife
Pages: 480Size: 13cm x 18 cm
This stunning guidebook, covering 25 treks and 12 climbing peaks in the Nepal Himalaya, is an essential tool for both experienced explorers or climbers and first-time trekkers.Each year Nepal receives nearly 1/2 million visitors, with increasing numbers discovering the joys of trekking, spurred on by the challenges set by early mountaineers and the country's own rich mix of cultures. The treks covered in this book run the gamut from classic teahouse routes to newly charted expedition-style routes, while the peaks featured are chosen as a natural highpoint of trekking in a high-altitude region. Information on trekking and climbing styles, ecological concerns and mountain photography is also included.This unique full-colour guide to covers Nepal's climbing peaks in detail. Top-class original mapping and lavish photography feature throughout.
Illustrations: 120 colour photos, 58 colour maps
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