Trekking around Everest
Title: Trekking around Everest
Author: Bob Gibbons and Siân Pritchard-Jones
Bound: Soft Cover
Himalayan Travel Guides; travel guidebook series by Himalayan Map House
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