(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.