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Trekking Tibet: A Traveler's Guide
     

Trekking Tibet: A Traveler's Guide

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by Gary McCue
 

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* Thoroughly revised and updated new edition

* Features one of the most detailed histories of Tibetan culture and geography available for travelers

* Includes a new trekking route over a glaciated 19,300-foot pass used by H einrich H arrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet

In the new edition of this indispensible trekking guide to Tibet, travelers will learn

Overview

* Thoroughly revised and updated new edition

* Features one of the most detailed histories of Tibetan culture and geography available for travelers

* Includes a new trekking route over a glaciated 19,300-foot pass used by H einrich H arrer, author of Seven Years in Tibet

In the new edition of this indispensible trekking guide to Tibet, travelers will learn the necessities of pre-trip planning and how to seek out the most rewarding treks in a region of the world few get to visit. New features of the 3rd edition include:

> Expanded section on East Tibet

> New five-day trek in the popular Lhasa region of the pilgrimage circuit of Lhamo Latsho

> New trek route over a pass used by G eorge Mallory in 1921 on his first reconnaissance of Everest

> New two-day trek in the Shishapangma region

> Four new treks in the Mount Kailash region

Editorial Reviews

Traveler's Tales/Solas House Publishing - James O'Reilly
Gary McCue's 3rd edition of Trekking Tibet is out from Mountaineers. David Breashears calls it "invaluable." I agree. Terrific resource.
New York Newsday
If you really want to get into Tibet, this book will surely take you there.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594852664
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
10/28/2010
Pages:
397
Sales rank:
1,336,810
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(d)

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Meet the Author

GARY McCUE is a guide who regularly leads treks through the Himalaya and Tibet.

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Trekking Tibet: A Traveler's Guide 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Michal0 More than 1 year ago
Book is excellent but beware that EPUB version has so reduced image sizes, that maps, are barely readable.
Randile More than 1 year ago
This book is the definitive guide to trekking in the magical land of Tibet. Gary McCue has spent much of his life exploring and leading treks throughout Tibet and the Himalaya. The 3rd edition of his guidebook, "Trekking Tibet" is a newly updated and expanded version of this classic companion. This book provides a detailed description and maps of the main trekking routes as well as some of the lesser known routes. Unlike some other texts, the trekking routes include areas outside the T.A.R. (Tibet Autonomous Region) but still within the Tibetan world. Whether you are heading out to tackle one of these treks or just pondering the possibilities, this guidebook will provide the details, day-to-day itineraries, and must-see highlights. McCue has hiked each of these routes himself (most multiple times) and taken copious notes which are distilled in this book. The trek maps and descriptions are certainly the most accurate available in any Tibet guidebook. In addition to the nuts and bolts of trek life, this book also includes excellent notes on Tibetan culture, history, religion, and health issues on trek. It even includes an appendix of common Tibetan language phrases and a chapter on bicycling. I have had the privilege of trekking in Tibet on six occasions and this book as been my constant companion. Even when traveling with an organized trekking company or pondering my choice of treks, this book is my first reference for helping me decide on my journey. This guidebook is authentic, accurate, and (in my opinion) required for trekking Tibet. Tashi Delek!