The Rough Guide to Nepal
The Rough Guide to Nepal is the most passionate and knowledgeable guide to this inspiring country. Nepal is the very watershed of Asia. Squeezed between India and Tibet, it stretches from rich subtropical forest to soaring Himalayan peaks: from jungly tiger habitat to the precipitous hunting grounds of the snow leopard. Climbing the hillside of one valley alone you can be sweltering in the shade of a banana palm in the morning, and sheltering from a snowstorm in the afternoon. Discover Nepal’s highlights with stunning photography, itineraries and colour-coded maps, plus detailed, up-to-date descriptions of the country’s best restaurants, lodges, shops and hotels, for all budgets. There’s solid practical advice on what to see and do, from rooftop bars in Kathmandu to meditation retreats in Boudha, and from riverside adventure resorts on the Bhote Koshi to tiger-spotting safaris in Chitwan and Bardia national parks. All the finest Himalayan treks are covered in detail, from the Annapurna Sanctuary and Everest Base Camp treks to the less-trodden trails of the Upper Mustang. Dedicated chapters are devoted to mountain biking and whitewater rafting, and there is unrivalled detail on Buddhism, Hinduism and the many ethnic groups that make Nepal a unique destination.
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