Gecko Maps of the Himalayas, Southeast Asia, and Elsewhere
Gecko Topographic and Tourist Maps. The maps use symbols to show locations of hotels, restaurants, tourist attractions, museums, public buildings, historic sites, scenic views, and each map contains an index for these same topics. Nearly all of the maps include summary climate tables showing monthly temperature and rainfall statistics. All maps are in English or multilingual (including English).
Angkor City Map. Gecko Maps, 2007. A detailed tourist panorama map of the Angkor area, including coverage of all of the temple complexes. Numerous inset maps highlight the temple complexes and hotel areas. In English.
Limited stock! Meteora Panorama Map. Gecko Maps (formerly Karto Atelier), 1996. A double-sided map with a panoramic map of Meteora on one side and numerous inset maps on the reverse. Descriptive text is in English. Map size is 27 x 22".
Sample of the panoramic map Sample of the inset maps
1 sheet, folded.
Himalayas, including Nepal
Himalaya & Tibet Map, with Bhutan, Ladakh, and Sikkim. 1:1,600,000. Gecko Maps, 2009. Detailed topographic map showing monasteries, pilgrimage routes, sacred places, holy mountains, and much more. With a 1º latitude/longitude grid for GPS use. Map size is 99 x 148 cm.
Shows area covered by the map Sample #1 Sample #2
Island Peak Hiking Map. 1:20,000. Gecko Maps, A detailed topographic map with coverage extending west from Island Peak to also include Chukung and Chukung Ri peaks. The map has 40-meter contour intervals, spot heights, and shaded relief. There are numerous inset maps; a small panoramic map, an elevation cross section, Chukhung village map, small overview map, and two insets of climbing routes. Also on the map you will find a description of 4 different climbing routes to the summit of the Island Peak (in 6 lenguages; English, German, Italien, French, Nepali and Japanese). With a 1' latitude/longitude grid for use with a GPS.
Sample of the main map Sample of the panoramic map Sample of the climbing routes map
1 sheet, folded.
Kailash Hiking Map. 1:50,000. A very detailed topographic hiking map with 20-meter contours, spot heights, and relief shading. with an inset map of Darchen (1:4,000) and a small overview map of Tibet at 1:12,000,000. The map indicates different types of terrain and land use: pastures, swamps, glaciers, rocks and gravel. An overprint shows the trekking route around Mount Kailash and highlights various places of interest. Symbols depict such cultural landmarks as monasteries, chortens, prayer flagpoles and ritual sites, also viewpoints, ruins, lodges, shelters and campsites.
The map also includes a small plan of Darchen at 1:4,000. All place names are in both Roman and local script.
Sample #1 of the main map Sample #2 of the main map Sample #3 of the main map Sample of the Darchen city map
Kathmandu City Map. 1:25,000 & 1:10,000. Gecko Maps (formerly Karto Atelier), 1999. The main map is a map of the entire Kathmandu - Bhaktapur area at 1:25,000. There is a more detailed map of Kathmandu with Patan at 1:10,000, highlighting numerous hotels and guesthouses, airline offices and banks, restaurants and main shops, places of interest, etc., all listed in an extensive index.
The map also includes inset maps of Bhaktapur with enlargements for Durbar and Dattatraya Squares, Thimi, Kirtipur, Swayambhunath, Bauddha/Bodhnath, and the Pashupatinath area. Map size is 25 x 32".
1 sheet, folded.
Nepal Map. 1:1,000,000. Gecko Maps (formerly Karto Atelier). A decent road map of Nepal, showing elevation, distances between main road junctions, and much more. Elevation is shown with contour lines (500-meter intervals), spot heights, and shaded relief. Inset maps include a 1:250,000 map of Kathmandu Valley, a 1:250,000 map of Pokhara Valley, and a road distance chart. There is a 15' latitude/longitude grid for use with a GPS. Map size is 19.5 x 38".
Sample from the main road map. Sample from the Pokhara Valley map.
1 sheet, folded.
Lhasa City Map. 1:4,000. Gecko Maps. This is an extremely detailed street map of Lhasa with numerous inset maps. The map highlights traditional Tibetan architecture and townscapes. On side of the map has the main map covering the Old Town, Potala, and other main tourist areas of Lhasa. The reverse side has a large map of Lhasa Old Town, plus eleven inset maps of such places as Potala, Marpori, Greater Lhasa, Temple Jokhang, etc. Descriptive text is included for each map. Map size is 20 x 41".
Sample from the main Lhasa map Sample from the Potala Palace inset map Sample from the Norbulinka Summer Palace inset map
1 sheet, folded.
Dharamsala City Map, with McLeodganj. 1:1,700; 1:5,000; 1:20,000. Gecko Maps, 2009. Detailed street map of these cities that hosts the Tibetan government in exile.
Sample #1 Sample #2
1 sheet, folded
Laos travel map. 1:600,000. Gecko Maps. Excellent road map of Laos, with 13 smaller inset maps. The inset maps are what make this map - detailed insets of all of the tourist areas. While the road map section is not as detailed as the Reise map above, the level of detail is quite sufficient.
Tajikistan - 3 map set. 1:500,000. Gecko Maps, 2004-2008. This is an excellent 1:500,000 3-sheet topographic map set of Tajikistan. The maps contain:
Hill-shading with hypsometrical tints
200m contour lines
Include large areas of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, and China.
Updated road network with 5 levels of road classification.
City maps of Khujand, Dushanbe, Khorog, Murghab
Overview map of Central Asia
Reverse side of all three maps contain extensive information about Tajikistan and the Pamirs, such as an introduction to the history of the region, cultural aspects, local flora and fauna and suggested itineraries.
The Pamirs - Eastern Tajikistan sheet (same map described below). 2004.
The Pamirs - A Tourist Map of Gorno Badakhshan-Tajikistan (Eastern Tajikistan). 1:500,000. Gecko Maps, 2004. This is the third map in the 3-map set covering all of Tajikistan. This is an excellent 1:500,000 topographic map of the Western and Eastern Pamirs with lots of background information on the reverse of the sheet. Information includes an introduction to the history of the region, cultural aspects, local flora and fauna and suggested itineraries. Also included are street plans of Khorog and Murghab. The map shows altitude through 200m contour lines, five different types of roads including trekking routes, and towns and villages are marked according to size of population. Natural and cultural sites are shown as well as general facilities.
NOTE: This is the same map as the Eastern Tajikistan map just above and completes the 3-sheet set.