Illustrated Guide to Nepal

Illustrated Guide to Nepal

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Author: Kerry Moran
Photographer: Helka Ahokas
Publisher: Odyssey
Year: 1995
Language: English
Pages: 280
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9622174922


Nepal stretches from the near-sea level Terai, a flat southern region, to the summit of Everest, the world’s highest mountain, amongst the northern Himalayan peaks which include eight of the ten highest mountains in the world. Nepal is only the size of Austria, yet if its deep folds were stretched out it would equal the size of the United States.

Kerry Moran guides the reader through breathtaking landscapes, from the jungles of Chitwan National Park, to the heights of the Annapurna region, to the bustle of Kathmandu.

Special topics cover river-rafting, eco-trekking, tigers and Tibetan monasteries, and there are literary excerpts on Nepali versatility by Pico Iyer and the Pokhara trail by Peter Matthiessen.

Essential practical information on travel, visas, accommodation, food and bargaining.
Information on outdoor adventure such as elephant safaris, mountain-biking and river-rafting.

An introduction to trekking by an experienced trekking guide.

64 carefully selected photographs.

15 easy-to-use maps and plans.

A Nepalese glossary of useful words.

A glossary of Nepali and Tibetan terms and Hindu and Buddhist deities.

Special topics take a closer look at things Nepalese and not.


Glimpses of Nepal


Facts for the Traveller

Places to Visit


Three Holy Sites



Around The Valley

The Hills

The Terai

Trekking and the Mountains

Practical Information

Useful Addresses

Hints on Language


Recommended Reading



Jung Bahadur in England
Pico Iyer on Nepali versatility

H W Tilman on Langtang hospitality
Jeff Greenwald on shopping for Buddhas
Thus a Nation Pretends to Live by Min Bahadur Bista
Percy Brown on the festival of Red Machhendra
L P Devkota on the sleeping Porter
Peter Matthiessen on the Pokhara tail
Wang Hiuen Tse at the court of Narendra Dev
Christoph von Furer-Haimendorf on sin among the Sherpas
Charlie Pye-Smith on a night in Biratnagar
Manjushree Thapa in Mustang Bhot
Michel Peissel meets Boris
Will You Come? Conversation with a Peace Corps Volunteer