Trekking in the Everest Region: Includes Kathmandu City Guide

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Trailblazer Publications, 2008 - Sports & Recreation - 320 pages
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Fully revised fifth edition of this practical guide with 60 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

    Information for all budgets and trekking styles

    Ranging from lush terraced fields to the highest mountain on earth, the scenery is breath-taking. There are trekking possibilities to suit all budgets – from independent trekkers on a shoestring staying in simple lodges with Sherpa families to travelers on all-inclusive guided treks with every luxury provided.

    • Getting to Nepal from Europe, North America and Australasia
    • Kathmandu — trekking preparations and what to see
    • Where to stay and eat — Kathmandu and along the trails
    • Employing a guide or porter in Nepal
    • The environment — how to minimize your impact on a fragile region and still take hot ‘green’ showers
    • Health and safety
    • 60 route maps and village plans
    • Plus – 30 color photos

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About the author (2008)

Jamie McGuinness is one of the most experienced trek leaders in the country. Based in Kathmandu, Nepal, he manages a trekking and climbing company. He has summitted Everest three times.

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