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A new and entirely up to date variation of 1 of the main revered and authoritative publications to Nepal.

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Trekking with an agency means there is an avenue for complaint if there are problems, something that is important to some visitors. Response is usually better when complaints are made through an agency in your own country. Agency trek parties usually have to stick to a predetermined route and schedule, so there is less leeway for interesting diversions or layovers. The maximum distance covered per day is usually limited by how far a laden porter can go. Members of large parties generally keep together.

Title. 496—dc22 2010045517 Printed on recycled paper ISBN (paperback): 978-0-89886-631-1 ISBN (e-book): 978-1-59485-410-1 CONTENTS Foreword by Pat Morrow Preface Acknowledgments Photos section one: PREPARING TO TREK Background Chapter 1: Trekking Styles and Destinations Chapter 2: Preparations and Travel Chapter 3: Culture: Interacting with Nepal Chapter 4: Trekking Life, Food, and Accommodation Chapter 5: Health and Health Care section two: THE ROUTES Following the Route Descriptions Chapter 6: The Annapurna Region Chapter 7: Solu–Khumbu: The Everest Region Chapter 8: Langtang, Gosainkund, and Helambu Chapter 9: The Trails Less Traveled appendixes Appendix A: Further Reading and Film Appendix B: Nepali Language Introduction Glossary Index FOREWORD My introduction to trekking in Nepal came in 1982 when, as the official photographer for the first Canadian expedition to attempt Mount Everest, I joined my teammates for the walk to base camp.

Whether you are going with an agency, organizing your own portered trip, or going it alone, this book will help you have an experience that is remarkable, memorable, and close to the heart of Nepal. For even though you might surmise that the larger numbers of tourists will dilute the hospitality of the Nepali people, the opposite is true. The more you are sensitive to the ways of Nepal, the more intimate and wonderful your experience. This will set you apart from the others. The purpose in writing this guidebook was to provide visitors with the information they needed to be culturally appropriate and environmentally sensitive guests in this remarkable country and to keep them on the correct trails.

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