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Nepal Trekking & the Great Himalaya Trail: A Route & Planning Guide (2nd Edition) by Robin Boustead (2015)

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With extensive sections to help you choose your trekking region, this is a route and planning guide for anyone organising a trekking holiday in Nepal. It includes the most popular routes as well as the newest trekking areas plus the most extreme route of all, the Great Himalaya Trail.

The three main trekking regions, Everest, Annapurna and Langtang attract tens of thousands of trekkers every year. Facilities have never been better and easily rival those found in Europe. Trails are well maintained and safe, and the locals will welcome you with genuine friendliness that will make your heart melt.

The other two-thirds of Nepal's mountain terrain is normally considered 'off-the-beaten-track'. From the lush rhododendron forests of the east to the dense woodlands of the west there is wilderness and remote communities that have remained relatively untouched. In 2002, the Nepali government reconciled all border disputes with its northern neighbor China. This de-militarized seven border areas and for the first time in over fifty years tourists were allowed to explore them. All of these areas offer unique trekking opportunities, as many resemble the now popular regions as they were thirty or more years ago. They also tend to be next to the major trekking routes so it's possible to design itineraries combining old and new routes thus making your holiday a more 'complete' Nepali experience.

The guide covers:

  • Visas, permits, fees and equipment
  • Choosing a trek - independent tea-house trekking or guided treks arranged through trekking agencies; choosing a guide and crew; when to go; trekking grades and duration
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara city guides - hotels, restaurants, what to see
  • Nepal background - people, religions, festivals and etiquette
  • Health, safety and responsible tourism
  • Colour mapping - showing the main trekking routes in Nepal

Running the entire 4500 km length of the Himalaya via Bhutan, Nepal and India, The Great Himalaya Trail is the world's longest and highest walking route. The author is the first person to plot and describe the complete route; the 160-day Nepal section is included here. It winds through all of Nepal's regions following main trekking routes linking these using local trails.

Product Overview
Product NoCMS2810359
Weight (g)225 g
AuthorRobin Boustead
PublisherTrailblazer Publications
Edition2nd Edition
Edition Date2015
Pages256
Size120 x 180 x 20mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9781905864607
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With extensive sections to help you choose your trekking region, this is a route and planning guide for anyone organising a trekking holiday in Nepal. It includes the most popular routes as well as the newest trekking areas plus the most extreme route of all, the Great Himalaya Trail.

The three main trekking regions, Everest, Annapurna and Langtang attract tens of thousands of trekkers every year. Facilities have never been better and easily rival those found in Europe. Trails are well maintained and safe, and the locals will welcome you with genuine friendliness that will make your heart melt.

The other two-thirds of Nepal's mountain terrain is normally considered 'off-the-beaten-track'. From the lush rhododendron forests of the east to the dense woodlands of the west there is wilderness and remote communities that have remained relatively untouched. In 2002, the Nepali government reconciled all border disputes with its northern neighbor China. This de-militarized seven border areas and for the first time in over fifty years tourists were allowed to explore them. All of these areas offer unique trekking opportunities, as many resemble the now popular regions as they were thirty or more years ago. They also tend to be next to the major trekking routes so it's possible to design itineraries combining old and new routes thus making your holiday a more 'complete' Nepali experience.

The guide covers:

  • Visas, permits, fees and equipment
  • Choosing a trek - independent tea-house trekking or guided treks arranged through trekking agencies; choosing a guide and crew; when to go; trekking grades and duration
  • Kathmandu & Pokhara city guides - hotels, restaurants, what to see
  • Nepal background - people, religions, festivals and etiquette
  • Health, safety and responsible tourism
  • Colour mapping - showing the main trekking routes in Nepal

Running the entire 4500 km length of the Himalaya via Bhutan, Nepal and India, The Great Himalaya Trail is the world's longest and highest walking route. The author is the first person to plot and describe the complete route; the 160-day Nepal section is included here. It winds through all of Nepal's regions following main trekking routes linking these using local trails.

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