Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley
Title: Trekking Around Manaslu & Tsum Valley
Subtitle: Tsum valley and Ganesh Himal
Author: Bob Gibbons and Siân Pritchard-Jones
Bound: Soft Cover
Himalayan Travel Guides; travel guidebook series by Himalayan Map House
Trekking around MANASLU and the TSUM VALLEY
‘The definitive guide to trekking around Manaslu and the Tsum Valley’
Himalayan Map House is delighted to announce the publication of a new trekking guide to the Manaslu & Tsum Valley region – the fastest growing trekking destination in Nepal. This exciting new guidebook fills the void in the market to this area. Manaslu and the Tsum Valley are rapidly becoming the new trekking destination for both experienced and novice trekkers. As if these two treks were not enough to savour, the book also introduces new treks in the Lower Manaslu area around historic Gorkha, as far north as the Rupina La route. Also within the book are some fledgling routes below little-known Ganesh Himal, including the Ruby Valley.
It may not have the aura of Everest or Annapurna, but the majestic mountain of Manaslu (8163m) has a remote charm that calls on all trekkers to discover the undiscovered. Lush forests, terraced hillsides, mysterious canyons, gargantuan summits and Buddhist culture are enticing. For so long beyond the horizon, the Tsum Valley is astonishing and secretive. Hilltop monasteries, traditional villages, colourful people, enigmatic yaks and hundreds of mani walls, chortens and kani gates add to the compulsive blend.
Authors Bob Gibbons and Siân Pritchard-Jones first visited Nepal in 1974 and 1982 respectively. Bob arrived overland from the UK in an old Land Rover, at a time when Boudhanath stupa was surrounded by fields and Freak Street was host to travellers and hippies. Soon after that trip he worked as an overland driver and trek manager for Exodus. Siân trekked around Annapurna en route home from work in New Zealand, meeting Bob in Kashmir on another trek. Between 1983 and 1998 they led over forty trekking groups each in Nepal, making at least fifteen ascents of the famous Poon Hill. They continue to visit Nepal regularly, writing or editing books about the Himalayan region, trekking and occasionally driving overland.
Trekking around Manaslu and the Tsum Valley presents:
- Detail on the routes, side trips and new trekking destinations
- Eight pages of colour photos and colour maps
- 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
This amazing, high quality unique book is available in all major bookshops in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan.