Trekking Around Upper &Lower Dolpo
Title: Trekking Around Upper &Lower Dolpo
Author: Bob Gibbons and Siân Pritchard-Jones
Bound: Soft Cover
Himalayan Travel Guides; travel guidebook series by Himalayan Map House
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Trekking around Upper & Lower DOLPO
‘The definitive guide to trekking in the Dolpo region’
Himalayan Map House is delighted to announce the publication of a new trekking guide to the Dolpo region – a unique trekking destination in Nepal. This exciting new guidebook, the latest in their series of Himalayan Travel Guides, fills a void in the market. Hidden away in the west of Nepal, and barely accessible by a remote airstrip, a visit to Dolpo is a journey back in time to old Tibet, to distant valleys and soaring summits, where only yaks and a few hardy herders disturb the silence. The scenery is literally breathtaking and the sky’s translucent colours sensational. Dolpo is becoming the new trekking destination for both experienced and novice trekkers.
Dolpo may not have the aura or international renown of the Everest region, but there is a magical air of mysticism about this forgotten land. It has a remote charm that calls for more trekkers to discover the treasures hidden in these wild landscapes. Dolpo is a place of mysterious canyons, sparkling summits and strangely sculpted outcrops. Its isolated inhabitants conduct their lives through the rhythms of Bon and Tibetan Buddhism; the monasteries are legendary and enticing. For so long beyond the horizon, Dolpo is astonishing and secretive.
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 Upper & Lower Dolpo presents:
- Detail on the routes, side trips and new trekking destinations
- Nine pages of colour photos and seven pages of 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
Rs500 from the price of each book sold at the launch will be donated to Mountain People, a local charity supporting among others Autism Care Nepal and Beni Products, a local charity for disadvantaged women who use recycled rubbish to create things of great beauty.
This high quality unique book is available in all major bookshops in Kathmandu, Pokhara and Chitwan. Very soon it will also be available to the UK public in Stanfords and Daunt bookshops in London, and direct from the authors: