Nepal : A Travel Survival Kit

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9780864421029: Nepal : A Travel Survival Kit

Shangri-la exists. Trek to the top of the world, or share a smile with a Buddhist monk; raft down a mountain gorge, or glimpse a living Hindu goddess - in Nepal adventure and culture go hand in hand. With this definitive guide, you'll tread lightly through the best of the Himalaya.

Climb Every Mountain - with our in-depth trekking chapter covering the big walks around Annapurna, Everest and Langtang.

Ford Every Stream - on a mountain bike, in a white-water kayak or even on a canyoning trip, our Outdoor Activities chapter will leave you breathless.

Follow Every Rainbow - you're sure to find what you want with 49 detailed maps.

The Hills Are Alive - bathe the elephants in Royal Chitwan, spot tigers and rhinos in Royal Bardia or dodge the yeti in Sagarmatha.

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This completely updated guide contains excellent trekking information (including advice for those planning to trek with children), extensive background on people and cultures, and essential pretrip guidance, including tips on being an ecologically sound traveler. Sidebar highlights: short overviews of a festival calendar, the Dhyani Buddhas, one traveler's account of a Nepalese bus ride, antiques, and the gods of Nepal. --Kathryn True

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