From the Back Cover
Himalayan trekking at its best. Lying just north of Kathmandu, this is the most accessible trekking region in Nepal. Yet it is as varied and impressive as the Everest and Annapurna areas, with dramatic Himalayan peaks towering above the peaceful forests and thundering gorges. Lush terraced hillsides give way to hardy Tibetan settlements and yaks grazing to the snowline.
Whether you're a first timer or an experienced trekker, the region offers superb treks from four days to four weeks in duration. From cheap tea-house trekking to luxurious fully-organized expeditions, all budgets are catered to.
Inside you will find information on: getting to Nepal - from Europe, North American and Australia; Kathmandu city guide - trekking preparations and what to see; where to stay and where to eat in Kathmandu and along the trails; eco-trekking - how to minimize your impact on a fragile land; health and safety; 35 maps and numerous color photos.