Adventure Treks in Nepal. By Bill O'Connor. Cicerone Press. 1990, 1st edition. 'Bill O'Connor describes with vivid recollection ten of the best treks he has done in Nepal, while also providing all the factual and practical details necessary, from detailed route guides to advice on how to obtain a permit, to plan and organise a trek yourself. For the armchair traveller the book is an enthralling read full of life and color and for those inspired to go themselves there is all the information available to start turning a dream into reality.' (From the cover). 160 pages. ISBN 1-85223-306-0. Large format.
Annapurna - A Trekker's Guide. By Kev Reynolds. Cicerone Press. 1993, 1st edition. 'Seen from the lakeside town of Pokhara in central Nepal, a tremendous wall of snow and ice-capped mountains dominates the northern horizon; the Annapurna Himal. With no less than twelve summits topping 7000 metres (23,000 feet) soaring above a foreground of intricately terraced foothills, this is one of the most beautiful and ethnically diverse landscapes on earth. Around this island block goes the route of the classic Annapurna Circuit - one of the great walks of the world. Into the heart of these mountains another trekker's trail leads to the Annapurna Sanctuary.
Through the world's deepest valley, between Annapurna and Dhaulagiri, goes the Pilgrim's Trail to Muktinath. Kev Reynolds describes each of these treks with full route details for 'tea-house' trekkers and those journeying with an organized group. Information with regard to lodges, tea-houses and villages is provided. There are sections on how to plan a trek, where and when to go, permits and preparations, health matters, an equipment check list and, of equal importance, how to avaoid giving offence to the local people. Outline suggestions are offered for other treks in the region,and details of Trekking Peaks are also given.' (From the cover). 184 pagse. ISBN 1-85284-132-X.
Everest - A Trekker's Guide. By Kev Reynolds. Cicerone Press. 1995, 1st edition. 'The author describes trekking routes through Solu-Khumbu, from the roadhead at Jiri and the airstrip at Lukla; treks to Everest, Chhukhung and the Kokyo Lakes and other treks, including those on the northern side of the mountain in Tibet. This is a guidebook for the budget-concious, independent trekker using tea-houses, and for those travelling with an organized group. Information is provided on lodges, tea-houses and villages, health matters, permits and preparations, how to plan a trek, what to take and when to go.
There are sections on environmental care and cultural considerations, plus details of Trekking Peaks and a brief history of man's endeavors on the highest mountain in the world.' (From the cover). 174 pages. ISBN 1-85284-187-7.
The author recommends five maps to accompany this guide. We offer the maps as a set at a 5% discount.
Set of 8 maps.
Garhwal & Kumaon - A Trekker's and Visitor's Guide. By K.P. Sharma. Cicerone Press. 1998, 1st edition. Almost at the centre of the Himalayan chain culminating int Nanda Devi. Garhwal consists of rugged mountains and valleys, while Kumaon is more gentle. The guide covers not only hiking and trekking routes, but also the culture, history, flora, and fauna of the region. 192 pages. ISBN 1-85284-264-4.
Kanchenjunga - A Trekker's Guide. By Kev Reynolds. Cicerone Press. 1999, 1st edition. Known as the Five Treasures of the Snows because of its five summits, Kangchenjunga is the world's third highest peak (8586 meters) after Everest and K2.
The trek to the base camp described here is regarded by many as the most beautiful walk in the world. Various options are described by one of the best of the current guide writers. 176 pages. ISBN 1-85284-280-6.
The author recommends three maps to accompany this guide. We offer the two most popular maps at a 5% discount.
Set of 2 maps.
Langtang, Gosainkund & Helambu - A Trekker's Guide. By Kev Reynolds. Cicerone Press. 1996, 1st edition. 'This book is a guide to two relatively small regions of this land of Shangri-La-Langtang and Helambu- linked by the sacred lakes of Gosainkund. Easily reached from Kathmandu they hold a rich diversity of landscape, culture and vegetation. The first is a high, seemingly remote valley running parallel with the Tibetan border and flanked by lofty mountains; the second is more populous, with verdant hillsides, a benevolent climate and several prosperous villages, while the lakes of Gosainkund are trapped in wild country wedged between the two. Packed with useful information for both independent and group trekkers, plus over 20 trekking routes, a glossary and bibliography, Kev Reynolds has written another outstanding Trekkers' Guide to add to those on Annapurna and Everest.' (From the cover). 160 pages. ISBN 1-85284-207-5.
The author recommends three maps to accompany this guide. We offer two of the three as a set at a 5% discount. We hope to add the third map shortly.
Set of two maps
(Nepal) Manaslu - A Trekker's Guide. Cicerone, 2000. The Manaslu trek is one of the finest and most spectacular in Nepal. This guide records the paths, villages, valleys and mountains seen along the way, yet it is not intended to take from the reader any of the mystery or surprise that such a diverse region holds. The Manaslu Himal is presently restricted to group trekkers; a number of those who venture there will no doubt be first-time visitors to the Himalaya.
Information set out in this book will give an idea of what to expect - of the preparation required before going, the physical demands of the route and a hint of the rewards to be won every single day. Day by day the trek reveals scenes of outstanding natural beauty, yet it is not only the visual splendor of a Himalayan paradise that will be remembered years after, but the smiles of local people met upon the way, their simplicity and their spirituality. A cry of 'Namaste' rings in the air - 'I salute the god within you'.
Such a greeting will enrich each hour and accompany every vision of glory. The author recommends the Nepa map of Manaslu.