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Cicerone Guides: Bhutan: A Trekker's Guide

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Bart Jordans

Cicerone Press

Paperback | Jan 2008 | Edition: 2 | #168914 | ISBN-13: 9781852845537
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NHBS Price: £17.95 $22/€20 approx

About this book

Bhutan: A trekker's guide by Bart Jordans describes 27 treks of between 2 and 24 days in length, offering a unique perspective to trekking in Bhutan. A thorough introduction offers advice on preparation and fitness for travel to Bhutan, when to go and how to get there, as well as the people and culture of this country. The guide includes all the dramatic trails, accompanied by detailed route descriptions and full information on preparation, health issues, permits and local culture and how to ensure a minimum-impact trek. Illustrated by the author's own photographs and full-colour sketch maps of each trek.


Contents; Map of Bhutan; Foreword by Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan; Preface to the first edition; Preface to the second edition; Introduction; The thrill of Bhutan; Trekking; Climate and trekking seasons; Organising a trek; Getting there and getting around; Environmental and cultural awareness; Protected area; Flora and wildlife; Geology: the formation of the mountains; Rivers and glaciers; Accommodation and food; Medical considerations and fitness; Equipment; Other activities; List of approved treks; About this guide; The Treks West Bhutan; 1 Haa ValleySaga LaDrugyel Dzong; 2 Haa ValleyNub Tshona Patta TshoRigona; 3 ParoJhomolhariLingshiLayaLunanaNikka Chhu; 4 Jhomolhari CampBonte LaTagulun La or; Lalung LaDrugyel Dzong Circuit; 5 JhomolhariLingshiThimphu; 6 JhomolhariLingshiLayaGasaPunakha; 7 Masa Gang Base Camp from Laya and back; 8 Drukpath; 9 Dagala Trek and extension to Dagana; 10 Samtengang Trek; 11 Gasa Tsachu (hot springs) Trek; 12 Gangte Trek and southern variation; Central Bhutan; 13 NabjiKorphu Trek (The Black Mountains or; Jigme Wangchuk National Park; 14 Nubi/Chutey Trek near Trongsa; 15 TrongsaKasipheyDur Tsachu (hot springs) Trek; 16 BumthangLunana (including the trek to Dur Tsachu); 17 Gankar Punsum Base Camp below the South Ridge of Gankar Punsum; via Dur hot springs; 18 Gankar Punsum Southeast FaceThole LaBumthang Trek; 19 Gankar Punsum Southeast Face crossing over to Gankar Punsum; Base Camp; 20 Bumthang: NgangTang Valleys Trek and Extension to Ura; 21 Bumthang: Tang ValleyRodang LaLhuntshiT(r)ashi Yangtse Trek; 22 Royal Heritage Trek: BumthangKiki LaTungi LaKuenga Rabten; Trongsa; 23 UraBuli/Zhemgang Trek; East Bhutan; 24 Bumdeling Wildlife Sanctuary Trek (Bumdeling Iron Bridge Trek; 25 Migoi (Yeti) National Park (MerakSakteng) Trek; 26 Kharungla Apeman Trek; South Bhutan; 27 Manas National Park Trek; Acknowledgement; Appendices; Appendix 1 List of maps; Appendix 2 List of Treks; Appendix 3 Bibliography; Appendix 4 Glossary

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Bart Jordans, a native of Holland, moved to Bhutan in 1999 with his wife and family. Since 1984 he has worked as a freelance trekking guide, focusing on and encouraging sustainable tourism as a sustainable community based tourism consultant.

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