Everest: A Trekker's Guide
Trekking Routes in Nepal and Tibet
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|Format:||Paperback, 272 pages, 4th Revised edition Edition|
|Other Information: ||85 colour photos and 25 maps and profiles|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 27 January 2012|
The Himalayan kingdom of Nepal is a trekker's dream, and Everest, the highest mountain on Earth, is a lure to all who love high, wild places. The fully updated fourth edition of this classic guide describes nine treks - with Everest as the focus - in the Solu-Khumbu region of Nepal, as well as a trek to Rongbuk and another from Kharta to the Kangshung Face, on the Tibetan side of Everest. Includes all the classic treks from Lukla (and Jiri) to Namche, and routes to Thame, Gokyo, Thangboche, Lobuche, Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp and also the route in Tibet from Tingri to the North side and Rongbuk monastery/glacier. The author gives all the practical information the trekker needs in this challenging and most rewarding region, and reveals a genuine love and appreciation of this spectacular mountain land and its people. 9 treks in the Everest region fully described, with full background information on preparing for a trek, illustrated with inspiring photographs and colour sketch mapping.
About the Author
Kev Reynolds is a freelance writer, photojournalist and lecturer whose first title for Cicerone Press (Walks and Climbs in the Pyrenees) appeared in 1978 and is still in print. He has published many books on the Alps, a series of trekkers' guides to Nepal and, nearer to home, several guides on walking in southern England. A member of the Alpine Club, Austrian Alpine Club and the Outdoor Writers' Guild, he is also first honorary member of the British Association of European Mountain Leaders.
Table of Contents
Map Key; Overview Map of Trekking Routes; Overview Map of Nepal; Preface to the Fourth Edition; Introduction; Everest and the Solu-Khumbu Region; Everest Treks; Trekking and Trekking Styles; When to Go; Pre-Departure Preparations; Getting There; Permits and Visas; Pre-Trek Health Matters; On-Trek Healthcare; Equipment Checklist; Maps; Minimum Impact Trekking; Cultural Interaction; Nepal - Facts and Figures; Time in Kathmandu; About this Guide; From Nepal; Trek 1 Jiri to Namche Bazaar; Prologue: Kathmandu to Jiri; Section 1: Jiri to Kenja; Section 2: Kenja to Manidingma (Nuntala); Section 3: Manidingma to Choplung; Trek 2 Lukla to Namche Bazaar; Time in Namche; Trek 3 Namche Bazaar to Thame and Gokyo; Trek 4 Namche Bazaar (or Khumjung) to Gokyo; Section 1: Namche Bazaar (or Khumjung) to Dole; Section 2: Dole to Gokyo; Time in Gokyo; Trek 5 Gokyo to Lobuche via Cho La; Trek 6 Gokyo to Lobuche via Phortse, Pangboche and Pheriche; Trek 7 Namche Bazaar (or Khumjung) to Lobuche, Gorak Shep, Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp; Section 1: Namche Bazaar to Pheriche (or Dingboche); Time in Pheriche; Time in Dingboche; Section 2: Pheriche (or Dingboche) to Lobuche; Section 3: Lobuche to Gorak Shep to Kala Pattar to Everest Base Camp; Ways Out; From Tibet; Trek 8 Tingi to Everest Rongbuk Base Camp via Lamna La; Trek 9 Kharta to the Kangshung Face; Appendices; Appendix A Summary of Treks; Appendix B The Story of Everest; Appendix C Trekking Peaks in the Solu-Khumbu Region; Appendix D Useful Addresses; Appendix E Glossary; Appendix F Useful Phrases; Appendix G Bibliography; Want to help?
|Publisher: ||Cicerone Press|
|Dimensions: ||17.0 x 11.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.35 kg)|