Trekking in the Everest Region
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Trekking in the Everest Region : Practical Guide with 27 Detailed Route Maps & 52 Village Plans

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Fully revised fifth edition of this practical guide with 27 detailed route maps covering not only the classic treks but also the wild routes: Everest expedition route Rolwaling Trekking from Lukla Salpa-Arun The Gokyo trek High passes Trekking peaks including Mera and Island Peak Information for all budgets and trekking stylesRanging 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 shoestring staying in simple lodges with Sherpa families to travelers on all-inclusive guided treks with every luxury provided. Getting to Nepal from Europe, North America and Australasia Kathmandu trekking preparations and what to see Where to stay and eat Kathmandu and along the trails Employing a guide or porter in Nepal The environment how to minimize your impact on a fragile region and still take hot green showers Health and safety 27 route maps and village plans Plus 30 color photos.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 120 x 178 x 20mm | 322.05g
  • Trailblazer Publications
  • Hindhead, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • 30 colour photos, 27 detailed route maps, 52 village plans
  • 1873756992
  • 9781873756997
  • 42,033

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION PART 1: PLANNING YOUR TREK What is trekking? 9 Trekking styles and agencies History 10 - Expedition-style trekking 11 - Teahouse trekking 12 Trekking agencies in Nepal 18 - Overseas trekking agencies 20 (UK 20, Continental Europe 22, USA 22, Canada 23, Australia 23, New Zealand 23, South Africa 23) How long to go for 24 Route options Planning 25 - Flying in 26 - Route options above Namche 30 Walking in 33 - Other options 34 - Peaks and passes 36 Other activities 38 Budgeting Costs in Kathmandu 41 - The trekking budget 41 - Currency 42 When to go Seasonal conditions 43 - The Kathmandu climate 47 What to take For standard conditions 47n Equipment list 50 - Equipment available in Nepal 56 - Adventure trekking equipment 57 - Recommended reading 59 - Map recommendations 60 Pre-trip health precautions and inoculations Introduction 61 - Specific age groups 62 - Medical conditions 63 Inoculations 64 - Medical insurance 65 PART 2: NEPAL Facts about the country Geographical background 66 - Climate 67 - Historical outline 68 Economy 75 - Development 76 - Religion 79 Practical information for the visitor Visa and trekking regulations 83 - Getting to Nepal 84 Local transport 85 - Language 86 - Electricity 87 - Time 87 Money 87 - Post and telecommunications 88 - Media 88 - Holidays and festivals 88 - Food 91 - Drink 91 - Things to buy 92 Security 93 - Luggage storage 94 PART 3: KATHMANDU The city History 95 - Arrival and departure 97 - Orientation 100 - Where to stay 100 - Where to eat and drink 107 - Nightlife 114 - Entertainment 116 Services 117 - Transport 119 - What to see and do 120 - Getting to the Khumbu 122 PART 4: THE EVEREST REGION Mountaineering history Everest 123 - Cho Oyu 135 - Makalu 136 - Lhotse 136 The people The Sherpas (Origins 137, Agriculture 138, Diet 139, The Sherpa house 139, The Sherpa view of life 140, Mountaineers, sirdars and porters 141, Coping with development 141) The Rai (Origins 142, Religion 142, Agriculture and work 143, Values 143) National parks Sagarmatha National Park 144 - Makalu-Barun National Park and Conservation Area (MBNPCA) 145 Facilities for the trekker Accommodation and food 146 - Services and facilities 149 Minimum impact trekking Environmental concerns 151 - Cultural considerations 153 Economic impact 155 PART 5: ROUTE GUIDE AND MAPS Using this guide 156 Trekking from Lukla Introduction 159 - Lukla 160 - Lukla to Namche 162 Namche and around Namche 171 - Around Namche 176 - Namche to Thame 181 To Lobuche and Kala Pattar Namche to Tengboche 185 - Tengboche 186 - Tengboche to Pheriche/ Dingboche 188 - Dingboche to Chukhung 195 - Pheriche/Dingboche to Lobuche 198 - Lobuche to Gorak Shep and Kala Pattar 201 - Heading down 204 To Gokyo and around Introduction 205 - Namche to Gokyo 205 - Gokyo 211 - Around Gokyo 212 - To and from Phortse 214 The Tsho La/Cho La/Chugyima La Introduction 217 - Lobuche to Gokyo 217 - Gokyo to Lobuche 219 The Lhenjo La/Renjo La 221 Khumbu side trips and pass-hopping The Kongma La 222 - 5886m (19,311ft) Peak 222 - Amphu Labtsa 223 Khumbu to Makalu 224 - The Mingbo Valley 224 - The Upper Bhote Valley 224 - Lungsamba La 226 - The Kyajo Valley 227 Jiri to Lukla/Namche Introduction 228 - Kathmandu to Jiri 228 - Jiri to Shivalaya 231 Shivalaya to Bhandar 231 - Bhandar to Junbesi 232 - Junbesi 235 Junbesi to Bupsa 236 - Bupsa to Surke 240 Starting from Phaplu Introduction 243 - Phaplu 243 - Salleri 243 - Phaplu to Chiwang Gompa 244 - Phaplu to Ringmo or Junbesi 244 - Phaplu to Chialsa 244 Heading south 245 Salpa-Arun to the Khumbu Introduction 246 - Getting to eastern Nepal 247 - Tumlingtar 248 Tumlingtar to Balawa Besi 248 - Balawa Besi to Jau Bari 248 - Jau Bari to Sanam 253 - Sanam to Najing Dingma 255 - Gai Kharka to Puiyan 259 The Rolwaling Valley Introduction 261 - Thame to Simigoan 262 - Simigoan to Singhati 266 Gongar to Barabise 269 Trekking peaks Introduction 269 - Imjatse/Island Peak 272 - Mera Peak 274 Lobuche 279 - Parcharmo 280 - Pokalde/Dolma Ri 280 - Other trekking peaks in the region 280 APPENDICES A Itineraries and acclimatization planner 282 B Health 285 C Flora and fauna 303 D Nepali words and phrases 305 E Glossary 307 F Bibliography 308 MAP KEY 309 INDEX 310show more

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About Jamie McGuinness

Jamie McGuinness is one of the most experienced trek leaders in the country. Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, he manages a trekking and climbing company. He has summitted Everest three times.show more
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