Trekking in Himalaya
An inspirational guidebook to 20 treks along the 2400km Himalayan chain. Includes classics such as the treks to Everest and K2 base camps and the Annapurna Circuit. Also epic glacier treks ultra-long expedition treks and sacred treks. This is a book to inspire and excite guaranteed to entice any with an adventurous spirit and love of wild places.
The Himalaya have always fed the dreams and called to those who love wild places. Stretching from Pakistan through Northern India Nepal Tibet and Bhutan this book includes 20 descriptions of the best and most spectacular treks in the range. From glaciers to jungle snow-swept passes to plunging valleys remote plateaus to bustling base camps the Himalaya offer an unparalleled wealth of landscapes and trekking opportunities.
This inspirational guide was edited by trekking specialist Kev Reynolds and written by a team of eight experienced authors writers and guides. A compilation of the best walking in the Himalaya it looks at each trek in turn and discovers what makes the trek special and entices with vivid accounts and breathtaking photography.
- K2 and Concordia
- Snow Lake
- Nanga Parbat
- Zanskar Dream Trek (Ladakh)
- Nanda Devi (Garhwal and Kumaon)
- Kanchenjunga: Singalila Ridge and Goecha La (West Bengal and Sikkim)
- Mount Kailash Kora
- Everest: Kangshung Face
- Inner Dolpo: Shey Gompa and the Crystal Mountain
- Lower Dolpo: from Juphal to Jumla
- Dhaulagiri Circuit
- Annapurna Circuit
- Annapurna Sanctuary
- Manaslu Circuit
- Langtang and Helambu
- Everest Base Camp
- Makalu Base Camp
- Kangchenjunga: North and South Base Camps
- Lunana Snowman Trek
- Gangkar Punsum Base Camp
Trekking in the Himalaya is governed by the monsoon; the majority of treks can be tackled in the spring or autumn while those north of the Himalaya may be enjoyed during summer.
Treks in this book are based in Pakistan India (Ladakh Zanskar Garwhal West Bengal and Sikkim) Nepal Tibet and Bhutan and begin from a variety of different towns and villages.
All routes included in the book are graded (Gentle Moderate Demanding or Expedition). A few moderate treks would suit first-time trekkers; most demand a high level of fitness; three are expedition treks where some mountaineering skills or special equipment are required.
- Must See
Trekking to or around many of the world's highest mountains: Mount Everest K2 Kangchenjunga Makalu Annapurna Dhaulagiri Manaslu Nanga Parbat Nanda Devi Gangkar Punsum Mount Kailash and journeys to remote places such as Zanskar the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers and Dolpo.