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Cicerone Guides: Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu - A Trekker's Guide

Walking / Outdoor Guide

Series: Cicerone Guides

By: Kev Reynolds

Cicerone Press

Paperback | #75823 | ISBN-13: 9781852842079
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $13/€12 approx

About this book

A popular area that is easily accessible from Kathmandu.

'Kev' (as the much-thumbed guide was inevitably nicknamed) proved essential throughout the trip. Detailed route descriptions, distances and timings for different sections aided daily planning, while the excellent colour and black and white pictures helped us (and Nima the sirdar) keep track of progress - and proved a great ice-breaker with fascinated youngsters in the scattered Langtang villages. ... If you're heading for this area ... this guide is as essential a part of your kit as Lomotil and Fuji Provia. Take a spare copy for your Sherpa guide.' (John Manning, TGO) 'This is an excellent guide, good colour pics, all the information about both Nepal and the treks in the area you want - but what else do we expect from Kev?' (Joss Lynam, Irish Mountain Log)


Contents

Preface Introduction Trekking and Trekking Styles Trekking Langtang, Gosainkund and Helambu Trekking Seasons Environmental Considerations Cultural Interaction Pre-departure Preparations Equipment Check-List Permits and Visas Health Matters Maps Getting There Nepal - Facts and Figures Time in Kathmandu The Treks Table of Route Summaries Langtang Kathmandu - Trisuli Bazaar - Dhunche Dhunche - Bharkhu - Syabru Syabru - Changtang (Lama Hotel) Changtang - Langtang Village Langtang Village - Kyangjin Gompa Time in Kyangjin Kyangjin Gompa - Nubamatang - Langshisa Kharka Beyond Langshisa Ways Out Gosainkund Dhunche - Sing Gompa Syabru - Sing Gompa Sing Gompa - Laurebinayak - Gosainkund Ways Out Helambu Gosainkund - Laurebina La - Ghopte Ghopte - Tharepati - Kutumsang Kutumsang - Chipling - Pati Bhanjyang - Chisapani Chisapani - Burlang Bhanjyang - Sundarijal Sundarijal to Gosainkund Sundarijal - Burlang Bhanjyang - Chisapani Chisapani - Pati Bhanjyang - Chipling - Kutumsang Kutumsang - Tharepati Tharepati - Ghopte - Phedi Phedi - Laurebina La - Gosainkund The Helambu Circuit Other Trek Ideas Appendix A: Useful Addresses Appendix B: Trekking Agencies Appendix C: Glossary Bibliography

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Biography

A lifelong passion for the countryside in general, and mountains in particular, drives Kev's desire to share his sense of wonder and delight in the natural world through his writing, guiding, photography and lecturing. Spending several months each year among various high mountain regions researching guidebooks, makes him The Man with the World's Best Job; a title he aims to keep by remaining active for another 100 years at least. Kev has enjoyed a fruitful partnership with Cicerone since the 1970s, producing walking and trekking guides to the Pyrenees, Alps and Himalaya, as well as walking guides for Kent, Sussex and the Cotswolds and he has several more books in the pipeline. A frequent contributor to outdoor magazines, he also writes and illustrates brochures for national tourist authorities and travel companies. When not away in the mountains, Kev lives with his wife in a small cottage among what he calls 'the Kentish Alps' with unrestricted walking country on the doorstep. But he also travels throughout Britain during the winter months to share his love of the places he writes about through a series of lectures. Check him out on www.kevreynolds.co.uk

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