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Trek to Nepal's Inner Dolpo Region

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The Snow Leopard

The Snow Leopard

by Peter Matthiessen

  • EXPLORATION
  • 2008
  • PAPER
  • 368 PAGES
  • FAVORITE

The most perceptive, acutely observed and personal of all his books, Matthiessen's account of a five-week journey through Nepal with naturalist George Schaller combines their quest for the elusive cat with a moving introduction to Buddhism and the people and culture of the Himalayas. (NPL03, $17.00)

Himalaya

Himalaya

by Eric Valli

  • FILM
  • 2001
  • DVD

Filmed entirely in the Dolpo region using local villagers, this tale set in remote Nepal features fine performances against a breathtaking backdrop. (NPL55, $29.95)

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide

by Stephen Bezruchka

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2011
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

A respected guide covering route planning, national parks, health, where to go and what to do in Nepal. With an overview of the geography, history, religion and culture of the region. (NPL10, $29.95)

Nepal Map

Nepal Map

by Nelles

  • 2012
  • MAP

A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000, with insets of Kathmandu City and Kathmandu Valley. (NPL01, $13.95)

 
Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment


by Stephen Bezruchka

  • REFERENCE
  • 2005
  • PAPER
  • 128 PAGES

Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide. (REF02, $8.95)

Spectrum Guide to Nepal

Spectrum Guide to Nepal


by Camerapix

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 364 PAGES

A comprehensive guide to the country, its people, history, culture and geography, featuring excellent maps and 200 color photographs. (NPL27, $22.95)

The Rough Guide to Nepal

The Rough Guide to Nepal


by Shafik Meghji

  • GUIDEBOOK
  • 2015
  • PAPER
  • 448 PAGES

With color photographs, site maps and plenty of in-depth trekking coverage, this guide to Nepal is perfect for the independent traveler. Includes extended sections on hiking and mountain biking. (NPL92, $26.99)

Against a Peacock Sky, Two Years in the Life of a Nepalese Village

Against a Peacock Sky, Two Years in the Life of a Nepalese Village


by Monica Connell

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 224 PAGES

Connell tells about her experience in the Nepalese Himalayan village of Talphi where she lived for two years. The place was so remote, she writes, it was a ten days' walk from the nearest road. (NPL89, $34.00)

High Frontiers, Dolpo and the Changing World of Himalayan Pastoralists


by Kenneth Michael Bauer

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 336 PAGES

Bauer's ethnography of the people of Dolpo, covers the history and environment of this isolated region, their culture, ways of life and transformation in the 20th century in scholarly, straightforward detail. (NPL57, $50.00)

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism


by John Powers

  • RELIGION
  • 2007
  • PAPER
  • 591 PAGES

A comprehensive study of the history and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhism, suitable for the general reader. (TBT40, $32.95)

Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering

Life and Death on Mt. Everest, Sherpas and Himalayan Mountaineering


by Sherry B. Ortner

  • CULTURAL PORTRAIT
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 376 PAGES

A vividly written, scholarly study of the relationship between the Sherpas and the mountaineers who come to "conquer" the Himalayas. (TBT33, $39.95)

Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal

Power Places of Kathmandu: Hindu and Buddhist Holy Sites in the Sacred Valley of Nepal


by Keith Dowman | Kevin Bubriski

  • ART & ARCHITECTURE
  • 1995
  • HARD COVER
  • 130 PAGES

This handsome book by two authorities on art and architecture documents the most significant spiritual sites along the pilgrimage route in Kathmandu, Patan and Bhaktapur. (NPL12, $39.95)

A Naturalist and Other Beasts

A Naturalist and Other Beasts


by George B. Schaller

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 272 PAGES

The eminent zoologist writes with authority and affection of his many field expeditions over a long career in conservation, including his time among the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, snow leopards in Nepal and his groundbreaking work on giant pandas in Sichuan. (NAT119, $16.95)

From Heaven Lake, Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet

From Heaven Lake, Travels Through Sinkiang and Tibet


by Vikram Seth

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 1987
  • PAPER
  • 178 PAGES

An unconventional, award-winning travelogue of a 1981 trip to India from China via the Himalayas by the marvelous Indian novelist Vikram Seth. (HML19, $15.00)

Himalayan Hermitess, The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun

Himalayan Hermitess, The Life of a Tibetan Buddhist Nun


by Kurtis Schaeffer

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2004
  • PAPER
  • 232 PAGES

The clearly translated account of the life of Orgyan Chokyi (1675-1729), who spent her life in Dolpo, with notes and an overview of Himalayan religious traditions. (NPL56, $30.00)

Shopping for Buddhas

Shopping for Buddhas


by Jeff Greenwald

  • TRAVEL NARRATIVE
  • 2014
  • PAPER
  • 203 PAGES

A funny tale of searching every last corner of Kathmandu for just the right statue of Buddha. In addition to his tourist's obsession with getting the ideal souvenir, Greenwald offers amusing and insightful meditations about Nepalese culture, politics and religion. (NPL25, $15.95)

Snake Lake

Snake Lake


by Jeff Greenwald

  • BIOGRAPHY/MEMOIR
  • 2010
  • PAPER
  • 384 PAGES

A touching memoir by journalist Greenwald who returns to his old haunts in Kathmandu during the Maoist uprising. He struggles to balance his journeying with obligations to his depressed brother back home in the United States. (NPL75, $15.95)

Arresting God in Kathmandu

Arresting God in Kathmandu


by Samrat Upadhyay

  • LITERATURE
  • 2001
  • PAPER
  • 191 PAGES

This collection of stories explores the nature of desire and spirituality in modern Nepali society. (NPL61, $14.95)

Escape from Kathmandu

Escape from Kathmandu


by Kim Stanley Robinson

  • LITERATURE
  • 2000
  • PAPER
  • 320 PAGES

The four interconnected stories in this laugh-out-loud novel include the (mis)adventures of two young Americans with a Yeti, international espionage, mountain climbing of the highest sort and a quest for Shangri-La. (NPL41, $21.99)

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal


by Bikram Grewal

  • FIELD GUIDE
  • 1998
  • PAPER
  • 144 PAGES

A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of India and Nepal. (IDA46, $15.95)

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