Trekking in the Everest Region

Author: Jamie McGuinness

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Page: 320

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Sixth edition of this classic trekking guide to the Everest region of Nepal's Himalaya. Ranging from lush terraced fields to the highest mountain on earth, the scenery is breathtaking. There are trekking possibilities to suit all budgets - from independent trekkers on a shoestring staying in simple lodges with Sherpa families to travellers on guided treks with every luxury provided. This practical guide includes detailed route maps covering not only the classic treks but also the wild routes: -Everest expedition route -Rolwaling -Trekking from Lukla -Salpa-Arun -The Gokyo trek -High passes -Trekking peaks - including Mera and Island Peak Getting to Nepal l Kathmandu - trek preparations and what to see Where to stay and eat l Health and safety Employing a guide or porter in Nepal
Sports & Recreation

Everest: A Trekker's Guide

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

View: 210

Everest has an eternal appeal for mountain lovers and the classic trek to Everest Base Camp is high on the bucket-list of many trekkers. Fully researched after the devastating earthquake of 2015, this guidebook covers the most popular route in the Khumbu Valley, from Lukla via Namche Bazaar and Gorakshep to Everest Base Camp and Kala Patthar, the best viewpoint for Everest. It also describes the classic route from Jiri to Lukla taken by Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary, as well as a trek north to Gokyo with its spectacular lakes and the peak of Gokyo Ri. Finally, the Three Passes Trek, also starting in Namche, links the region's major passes and valleys. The guidebook includes suggestions for side trips and time spent in Namche Bazaar, Pangboche, Dingboche and Gokyo, as well as two treks approaching Everest from Tibet - Tingri to Rongbuk Everest Base Camp and from Kharta to the Kangshung Face. The guidebook is packed with essential advice on trekking in the Himalayas, including planning and preparation, trekking formalities, health and acclimatisation, as well as notes on culture and the fascinating history of the region, making this a complete guide to exploring the area.

Concise Guide to the Everest Base Camp Trek

Author: Katherine Rock

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Page: 88

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A Concise Guide to the Everest Base Camp Trek has been prepared to help anyone planning the trek to be ready physically and psychologically for the challenge of trekking to the base of the world's highest mountain. This practical guide covers how to prepare physically for the trip, a typical itinerary, the difference between luxury and standard treks, some advice on practical matters like visas and insurance, an estimate of what you can expect to spend, advice on staying healthy while trekking, and a detailed packing list, including advice on photography gear. Also included is the author's trip diary so you can see what it was really like, day by day.
Travel

A Trekking Guide to Everest

Author: Sian Pritchard-Jones

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Category: Travel

Page: 222

View: 896

The magic of Everest (Sagarmatha or Chomolungma) grips the human soul; it's a mountain so magnetic that it casts an intoxicating spell. For so long off the map, its rocky ramparts, windblown bastions and soaring summit now constantly attract mountaineers and trekkers to witness its grandeur firsthand. The region is home to many enticing treasures; a myriad of beautiful peaks guard the flanks of Everest, towering above quaint villages, idyllic forests and mysterious canyons. The Sherpa people, who live in the shadow of Everest, have an amazing wealth of cultural attractions and centuries-old traditions. Colourful monasteries adorn the slopes. Lower down are fabulous terraced hillsides and picturesque farms. Everest was made for dreams and dreamers, seeking the riches of adventure and challenge. The sparkling jewels of the Everest region will shine forever. With a history of the early attempts on the world's highest mountain, an in-depth description of the cultural wealth of the Solu Khumbu, along with details of all the popular and not so well-known trekking trails in the area, this new guidebook is an indispensable guide to all that the Everest region has to offer.

A Trekking Guide to Everest

Author: Siân Pritchard-Jones

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

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Page: 280

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This is the second edition of our popular guidebook to the highest mountain on earth. The magic of Everest (Sagarmatha or Chomolungma) grips the human soul; it's a mountain so magnetic that it casts an intoxicating spell. For so long off the map, its rocky ramparts, windblown bastions and soaring summit now constantly attract mountaineers and trekkers to witness its grandeur firsthand. The region is home to many enticing treasures; a myriad of beautiful peaks guard the flanks of Everest, towering above quaint villages, idyllic forests and mysterious canyons. The Sherpa people, who live in the shadow of Everest, have an amazing wealth of cultural attractions and centuries old traditions. Colourful monasteries adorn the slopes. Lower down are fabulous terraced hillsides and picturesque farms. Everest was made for dreams and dreamers, seeking the riches of adventure and challenge. The sparkling jewels of the Everest region will shine forever.

A Trekking Guide to Everest

Author: Bob Gibbons

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Page: 236

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This is the third edition of our popular guidebook to the highest mountain on earth. The magic of Everest (Sagarmatha or Chomolungma) grips the human soul; it's a mountain so magnetic that it casts an intoxicating spell. For so long off the map, its rocky ramparts, windblown bastions and soaring summit now constantly attract mountaineers and trekkers to witness its grandeur firsthand. The region is home to many enticing treasures; a myriad of beautiful peaks guard the flanks of Everest, towering above quaint villages, idyllic forests and mysterious canyons. The Sherpa people, who live in the shadow of Everest, have an amazing wealth of cultural attractions and centuries old traditions. Colourful monasteries adorn the slopes. Lower down are fabulous terraced hillsides and picturesque farms. Everest was made for dreams and dreamers, seeking the riches of adventure and challenge. The sparkling jewels of the Everest region will shine forever.
Sports & Recreation

Everest: A Trekker's Guide

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 538

Guidebook to Everest and the Khumbu region of Nepal, one of the great trekking regions of the world. All the main trekking routes, including from Lukla (and Jiri) to Namche, and routes to Thame, Gokyo, Thangboche, Lobuche, Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. Includes the route in Tibet from Tingri to the North side and Rongbuk monastery/glacier.

A Trekking Guide to the Nepal Himalaya

Author: Bob Gibbons

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Page: 384

View: 236

For centuries the inspirational spires of the Himalaya have been a magical draw for mystics, sages, hermits and pilgrims. Today the fascination with these highest mountains continues for trekkers, climbers, naturalists, explorers and the curious, all seeking a new experience. Secretive and serene, the Nepal Himalaya are a fairytale wonderland of picturesque villages, tremendous terraced hillsides, precipitous canyons, forest-filled valleys, pristine nature, quaint Buddhist monasteries and colourful Hindu temples. The hardy, vibrant people could not be more charming as hosts, guides, porters, yak herders and fellow travellers on the myriad of trails. The Nepal Himalaya hide untold treasures. Their sacred, soaring sentinels promise an adventure without equal. The fourth edition of this comprehensive, indispensable guide to the Nepal Himalaya covers the popular as well as the less well-known trekking trails of Nepal. Including: a) introductory section: country background, religion and festivals, practicalities, trek planning, staying healthy, altitude sickness, mountain safety, and the highlights of Kathmandu b) detailed descriptions of the more popular trekking routes: Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu & Tsum, Rolwaling and Dolpo, along with the newly developing Kanchenjunga, Makalu and Lumbasumba treks and the Dhaulagiri area c) outline suggestions for routes where camping is still the only option: including West Nepal (Simikot, Saipal and Limi Valley)

Trekking Everest Base Camp - the Day to Day Guide

Author: Ta Hiron

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Page: 75

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This guide provides all the information I couldn't find online, collates the information I could, adjusted and added to with information from the trek itself. No matter how you choose to get there or in what season, this guide is the guide I wish I had. I collated so much useful information on the whole experience and in preparation for the trek that I got voted by my tour group as the most organised! Let my hours in planning make your trip, as it did mine, much less stressful and lighter through effective planning, packing and knowledge.Not only does this collate all the preparation information but also include a day to day account of the trek, from food, budgets, toilet options and how we handled Acute Mountain Sickness each step of the way along with daily difficulty ratings.Better prep equals less stress and a better experience. Take only what you need, leave at home what you don't so you can spend more time enjoying one of the most amazing hikes this world has to offer. For a lot more general hiking information and tips, click on my name or search by title my book: Must Know Tips and Lists for Hiking, Trekking & Tramping.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Young Adventurers' Guide to Everest

Author: Jonathan Chester

Publisher: Tricycle Press

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Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 46

View: 436

In an alphabetical format, presents information about mountaineering, with particular emphasis on climbing Mount Everest.
Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Everest

Author: Kev Reynolds

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Category: Everest, Mount (China and Nepal)

Page: 176

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Third edition of this indispensible guide. Lodges, tea-houses, permits and health are all dealt with in this indispensable guide. Clear mapping and superb photography, including descriptions of approach routes from both Nepal and Tibet.
Sports & Recreation

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Author: Lonely Planet

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 384

View: 188

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of the Nepal Himalaya and begin your journey now!
Sports & Recreation

Everest: A Trekker's Guide

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 498

Guidebook to Everest and the Khumbu region of Nepal, one of the great trekking regions of the world. All the main trekking routes, including from Lukla (and Jiri) to Namche, and routes to Thame, Gokyo, Thangboche, Lobuche, Kala Pattar and Everest Base Camp. Includes the route in Tibet from Tingri to the North side and Rongbuk monastery/glacier.

A Trekking Guide to the Nepal Himalaya

Author: Siân Pritchard-Jones

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Page: 372

View: 758

For centuries the inspirational spires of the Himalaya have been a magical draw for mystics, sages, hermits and pilgrims. Today the fascination with these highest mountains continues for trekkers, climbers, naturalists, explorers and the curious, all seeking a new experience. Secretive and serene, the Nepal Himalaya are a fairytale wonderland of picturesque villages, tremendous terraced hillsides, precipitous canyons, forest-filled valleys, pristine nature, quaint Buddhist monasteries and colourful Hindu temples. The hardy, vibrant people could not be more charming as hosts, guides, porters, yak herders and fellow travellers on the myriad of trails. The Nepal Himalaya hide untold treasures. Their sacred, soaring sentinels promise an adventure without equal. This new comprehensive, indispensable guide to the Nepal Himalaya covers the popular as well as the less well-known trekking trails of Nepal. Including: a) introductory section: country background, religion and festivals, practicalities, trek planning, staying healthy, altitude sickness, mountain safety, and the highlights of Kathmandu b) detailed descriptions of the more popular trekking routes: Everest, Annapurna, Langtang, Ganesh, Manaslu & Tsum, Rolwaling and Dolpo c) outline suggestions for routes where camping is still the only option: Kangchenjunga, Makalu and West Nepal (Simikot, Saipal and Limi Valley)
Travel

Trekking Nepal

Author: Stephen Bezruchka, M.D.

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

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Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 871

"Any Nepal travel guidebook will give you details, details, details. But read Stephen Bezruchka's Trekking Nepal, the best for background and thorough trekking advice." -- Christian Science Monitor, on the 7th edition * Co-written by veteran Nepal trekkers with more than 60 combined years of experience in the region * New 8th edition reflects the most current political information and includes both popular and lesser-known trekking destinations After much political unrest, tourism to Nepal is again on the rise as a travel destination. New features of the 8th edition include: * Expanded coverage of areas outside of the primary trekking routes, as well as of less-traveled routes near major trailheads * New details on trekking in the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions * New "DIY" information for independent exploring: how to make contact with villagers, use local maps, find porters and guides, understand pricing guidelines, and arrange travel necessities such as water purification and meals
Travel

The Best Little Guidebook for Trekking the Everest Region

Author: Alonzo L. Lyons

Publisher: CreateSpace

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Category: Travel

Page: 104

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The Khumbu (Everest Region of Nepal) is as good as it gets for mountain scenery and Himalayan trekking. The area boasts more well-endowed vistas than you will likely have in your entire life. This wondrous land is populated by the hearty Sherpa following a timeless way of life. Known as the 'Tigers of the Snow' for their aptitude at high elevations, Sherpa are the local guardians of the Himalaya and trusted climbing partners in the mountains that they consider divine. There is much to explore in this Sherpa homeland favored by Mother Nature including the historic Everest Base Camp, dazzling Gokyo Lakes, and the ambitious Three Passes Circuit (with secret Fourth Pass described within this guide) among numerous, inviting side-tours. Trekking in the Everest Region is an exhilarating journey and non-stop feast of majestic peaks, cultural treasures and breathtaking attractions! The welcoming people, regal monasteries, radiant mountains, delicious home-style food and swill, along with a united nations of international travelers combine to make the Khumbu a trekkers' paradise and lifetime highlight!

Trekking in Nepal

Author: David Crawford

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Page: 94

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This is a personal account of the author's 18 day trek in Nepal, visiting Everest base camp, crossing three high passes and ascending two peaks. It combines practical advice with a first hand account of his trip. Partly written as a blog whilst on the trek, it has an immediacy and freshness which captures the challenges, excitement and humour of trekking at over 5000 metres, whilst getting to know eight other people from around the world. It also provides a wealth of practical information, tips and ideas based on the experience of the author as he made his first visit to the Himalayas. He offers suggestions on how to cross the road in Kathmandu - and survive, spot the signs of altitude sickness, keep yourself healthy, avoid blisters and visit the toilet at night! It makes no pretence to be a comprehensive guide to the country or to trekking, but complements such heavyweight tomes with a more personal story which is both entertaining and useful.You learn about his eventful journey from England to Nepal and the challenge of obtaining a visa on arrival at Tribhuvan (Kathmandu) airport. He describes his first impressions of Kathmandu from the mini-bus on the journey from the airport. A cow lazing peacefully amid the chaotic traffic reminds him this is not the UK.The next morning the trek departs. His story takes the reader on the flight to the highest airstrip in the world at Lukla; on to Namche Bazaar the unofficial capital of the Khumbu region and setting off point for all treks in the Everest region; over Kongma La at 5500m; the barrenness of Everest Base Camp; climbing Kala Pattar, at 5545m the highest altitude reached; crossing Cho La at 5420m; climbing Gokyo Ri at 5483m; the sheer joy of wilderness camping at 5130m and seeing the sun rise from behind the Everest range the next morning; crossing Renjo La at 5400m; before finally returning to Kathmandu and visiting some of the sights. As well as the story of his trek, he offers practical advice and suggestions on preparations before you go and for during the trek. Without any claim to be an expert, the author nevertheless provides invaluable insights which will help you enjoy a similar adventure. Topics he covers include how fit do you need to be, trekking and accommodation options, what kit is useful, accessing WiFi, shopping and bargaining, money matters and tipping.The book is illustrated throughout with over 70 stunning photographs to bring the journey, the country and the mountains to life as you read. The author was aged 67 when he completed the trek to tick it off his bucket list. Uncertain beforehand if he would be physically and mentally capable of trekking for this length of time and at such high altitude, he surprised himself with his resilience and ability to stay healthy and happy. His story will give inspiration to anyone of any age contemplating such an adventure, but uncertain if it is right for them. Even if you have no interest in venturing beyond your living room, you will enjoy hearing his story and may even find yourself inspired.
Sports & Recreation

Trekking in the Himalaya

Author: Kev Reynolds

Publisher: Cicerone Press Limited

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Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

View: 286

An inspirational larger format book describing 20 memorable treks in the Himalaya. They include such well-known classics as the treks to Everest, K2 and Kangchenjunga base camps, and the Annapurna and Manaslu Circuits. The ultra-long Lunana Snowman Trek and a kora around sacred Mount Kailash in Tibet are also included. There are epic glacier treks like that to Pakistan's Snow Lake; following in the footsteps of Shipton and Tilman towards Nanda Devi, and the approach to Gangkar Punsum - the world's highest unclimbed peak located in remote Bhutan. 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.
Travel

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

Author: Lonely Planet

Publisher: Lonely Planet

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Category: Travel

Page: 599

View: 935

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Get to the heart of the Nepal Himalaya and begin your journey now!
Biography & Autobiography

Dead Lucky

Author: Lincoln Hall

Publisher: Penguin

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Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 389

Lincoln Hall's breathtaking account of surviving a night in Everest's "death zone." Lincoln Hall likes to say that on the evening of May 25, 2006, he died on Everest. Indeed, Hall attempted to climb the mountain during a deadly season in which eleven people perished. And he was, in fact, pronounced dead, after collapsing from altitude sickness. Two Sherpas spent hours trying to revive him, but as darkness fell, word came via radio from the expedition's leader that they should descend in order to save themselves. The news of Hall's death traveled rapidly from mountaineering websites to news media around the world, and ultimately to his family back in Australia. Early the next morning, however, an American guide, climbing with two clients and a Sherpa, was startled to find Hall sitting cross-legged on a sharp crest of the summit ridge. In this page-turning account of survival against all odds, Hall chronicles in fascinating detail the days and nights that led up to his fateful night in Mount Everest's "death zone." His story is all the more miraculous given his climbing history. Hall had been part of Australia's first attempt to reach the top of Everest in 1984 but had not done any major climbing for many years, having set aside his passion in order to support his family. While others in the team achieved their dream during this 1984 expedition, Hall was forced to turn back due to illness. Thus, his triumph in reaching the summit at the age of fifty is a story unto itself. So, too, is Hall's description of his family's experience back in Australia, as sudden grief turned to relief and joy in a matter of hours. Rarely has there been such a thrilling narrative of one man's encounter with the world's tallest mountain.