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Trekking in Langtang, Helambu & Gosainkund: Nepal Trekking Guides Paperback – October 20, 1997


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Product Details

  • Series: Trailblazer Trekking Guides
  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Trailblazer Publications; 1st edition (October 20, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1873756135
  • ISBN-13: 978-1873756133
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 4.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,594,499 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Jon Willis on January 14, 2000
Format: Paperback
Jamie McGuiness' book will prove a good companion for your trek up the Langtang Valley.
The format is easy to use; uncomplicated maps suggest each day's journey and are presented in a page-by-page format. These are accompanied by route-finding tips, short cuts and interesting diversions along the route.
In addition to route-finding information, cultural, historical and philosophical dialogues are highlighted in a series of text boxes.
These dialogues hit the right note; not too much information for your tired mind recovering in the evening's lodge but sufficient to open an extra window into the landscape and people you are travelling through.
As with many specialist trekking guides, there is a brief section covering orientation in Kathmandu. There is nothing wrong with this but you will find a general guide book on Nepal MUCH more helpful here (i.e. better accomodation, eating and sight-seeing tips).
DON'T get this book if you want a general guide to Nepal but fancy a bit of trekking on the side.
DO get this book if you want to learn more about Langtang, Helambu and Gosainkund as you pass through - its well worth it...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Grant Newton on February 1, 2001
Format: Paperback
I used this book while trekking the Gossainkund track and found the book to contain all the information I required. It ensured travel was easy and the details on the villages were extremely helpful. I was travelling without a guide and felt there was no need with this book. Well worth the money if heading to this region, though good to have a general Nepal guide if heading to Nepal for the first time as this book focuses on the trekking.
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By Jay on October 29, 2010
Format: Paperback
I don't write reviews. But we trekked with this little book 10 years ago and found it informational as well as highly entertaining. Of the 100s of travel guides I've owned, this is the only one I really remember. We still talk about Jamie as a friend. There wasn't anything missing, and these hikes rock.
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