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Enrich your travels with reading! Here's a hand-picked list prepared for your journey in conjunction with the book experts at Longitude.
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Essential Reading Package-EXNPL33

Item EXNPL33. Buy these 5 items as a set for $83 including shipping, 15% off the retail price. With free shipping on anything else you order.  Buy Package

Spectrum Guide to Nepal

NPL27
Camerapix
Interlink Publishing Group
2000
364
1566563321
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive guide to the country, its people, history, culture and geography, featuring excellent maps and 200 color photographs.
$22.95

Trekking in the Everest Region

NPL31
Jamie McGuiness
Trailblazer
2009
322
1873756992
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A compact guide to treks in the Everest region featuring route maps, village plans and concise information on preparations. Fifth Edition
$22.95

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
1
1
0
0
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.
$17.00

Nepal Map

NPL01
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2015
2
3865744826
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A double-sided map at a scale of 1:500,000, with insets of Kathmandu City and Kathmandu Valley.
$13.95

Khumbu Trekking Map

NPL47
National Geographic Society
National Geographic Maps
2002
2
1566951240
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
This National Geographic map of Sargmatha National Park and Everest (1:125,000) includes 100-meter contour lines, index, a city map of Kathmandu and overview map of Nepal.
$11.95

Everest Base Camp, Nepal Map

HML77
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
2004
2
1566951828
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A durable, folded map for treks from Lukla through Sagarmatha National Park to Everest Base Camp, at a scale of 1:50,000.
$11.95

Mt. Everest

NPL36
National Geographic
National Geographic Maps
1998
1
1572623861
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A gloriously detailed, birds-eye view of Everest by the cartographers at National Geographic.
$19.99

Altitude Illness: Prevention and Treatment

REF02
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2005
128
0898866855
PAPER
Reference
0
0
0
0
Bezruchka, a mountaineer and M.D., includes case studies, frequently asked questions and simple methods of diagnosis and treatment in this indispensable pocket guide.
$8.95

Everest, A Trekker's Guide

NPL45
Kev Reynolds
Cicerone
2012
255
1852843063
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
A brief pocket guide to seven treks in the Everest region (including one in Tibet) with sketch maps, good general information and a few photographs.
$24.95

Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya

NPL23
Joseph Bindloss, Bradley Mayhew
Lonely Planet Publications
2016
384
174179272X
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
This classic guide, now in its eighth edition, is great for both practical trail information and general information on the region.
$22.99

Trekking Nepal, A Traveler's Guide

NPL10
Stephen Bezruchka
Mountaineers
2011
448
0898866138
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
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.
$29.95

Essential Tibetan Buddhism

TBT15
Robert Thurman
HarperCollins
1996
317
0062510517
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
The foremost Western scholar of Tibetan Buddhism, Thurman has chosen well from that tradition's sacred literature and helpfully includes suggested further reading, explanatory notes and a directory of sacred sites.
$14.99

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

TBT33
Sherry B. Ortner
Princeton University Press
2001
376
0691074488
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A vividly written, scholarly study of the relationship between the Sherpas and the mountaineers who come to "conquer" the Himalayas.
$39.95

The Call of Everest: The History, Science, and Future of the World's Tallest Peak

HML125
Conrad Anker
National Geographic
2013
303
1426210167
HARD COVER
History
0
0
0
0
Presents a historical survey of the world's tallest mountain, featuring accounts of famous climbs and tragedies, previously unpublished photographs, and scientific findings on the impact of climate change.
$35.00

Annapurna, The Epic Account of a Himalayan Conquest and its Harrowing Aftermath

HML07
Maurice Herzog
Lyons Press
2010
256
1599218933
PAPER
Exploration
0
1
0
0
A 60th-anniversary edition of Maurice Herzog's classic, which he dictated from his hospital bed in Paris. French Minister of Youth and Sport in the 1960s and former mayor of Chamonix, Herzog recovered nicely.
$16.95

Everest, The Mountaineers Anthology IV

NPL49
Peter Potterfield (Editor)
Mountaineers
2003
240
089886903X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A collection of eyewitness accounts by Greg Mallory and Sandy Irvine, Edmund Hillary, Tom Hornbein, Jim Whittaker, Frank Smythe, Eric Simonson, Reinhold Messner, and many other climbers over the decades.
$16.95

High Adventure

NPL48
Sir Edmund Hillary
Oxford University Press
2003
245
0195167341
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A classic of 20th-century mountaineering, this 50th anniversary edition of young Hillary's personal account of his historic ascent of Everest, written the heady days after the celebrated climb, includes a new preface by the author and black-and-white photos. Hillary modestly attributes his success to "a goodly share of imagination and plenty of energy."
$19.95

Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

HML13
Jon Krakauer
Doubleday
1999
360
0385494785
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this bestseller, climber and journalist Krakauer reconstructs a minute-by-minute account of what went wrong on the great mountain in 1996.
$16.00

No Shortcuts to the Top, Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks

EXP45
Ed Viesturs
Broadway Books
2007
368
0767924711
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
An exhilarating account of mountaineering by the first American to scale the world's 14 peaks that over 8,000 meters high, without the aid of bottled oxygen.
$16.00

The Crystal Horizon

HML69
Reinhold Messner, Jill Neate (Translator), Audrey Salkeld (Translator)
Mountaineers
1998
322
0898865743
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Messner's account of the first successful solo ascent of Everest, which he accomplished without the aid of supplemental oxygen in 1980.
$29.95

A Life on the Edge, Memoirs of Everest and Beyond

HML121
Jim Whittaker
Mountaineers
2013
320
1594856664
HARD COVER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The legendary mountaineer recalls not just his remarkable feats in the Himalayas but also the details of his personal life, coming of age in the 1960s and 1970s and his time as the first employee, manager and CEO of REI.
$24.95

Himalayan Passage, Seven Months in the High Country of Tibet, Nepal, China, India, & Pakistan

HML05
Jeremy Schmidt
Mountaineers
1992
336
0898863430
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
National Geographic expert Jeremy Schmidt and photographer Patrick Morrow recount their circumnavigation of the Himalayas, accompanied by their wives. Their journey by bike, truck and foot across Tibet, Nepal, China, India and Pakistan is illustrated with 32 pages of color photographs.
$18.95

Touching My Father's Soul, A Sherpa's Journey to the Top of Everest

NPL42
Jamling Tenzing Norgay, Broughton Coburn, Dalai Lama (Introduction)
HarperCollins
2002
316
0062516884
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
A personal account of the business of Everest, the 1996 IMAX Expedition and, most significantly, of a son who is grappling with the legacy of a famous father.
$15.99

Escape from Kathmandu

NPL41
Kim Stanley Robinson
St. Martin's Press
2000
320
0312874995
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
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.
$22.99

Himalayan Voices, An Introduction to Modern Nepali Literature

HML35
Michael Hutt (Editor)
University of California Press
1991
280
0520070488
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A collection of 20th-century Nepali poetry and short fiction, much of it translated into English for the first time. This anthology offers insight into Nepal's literary traditions, society and culture.
$33.95

The Ascent of Rum Doodle

HML55
W. E. Bowman
Trafalgar Square
2010
192
0099530384
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This hilarious send-up of the great British mountaineers, originally published in 1956, is hardly handicapped by the fact that Bowman never set foot in the Himalayas.
$18.95

Birds of Nepal

NPL40
Richard Grimmett, Carol Inskipp, Tim Inskipp
Princeton University Press
2016
336
1472905717
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
Covering all 800 species of birds occurring in Nepal, this book features vivid color plates. Text and illustrations are integrated on facing pages for easy reference in the field.
$50.00

Photographic Guide to Birds of the Himalayas

HML31
Bikram Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1999
144
088359045X
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A pocket guide to 250 birds found from the foothills up to high elevations ranging from the Hindu Kush and Kashmir to Arunachal Pradesh in the Eastern Himalayas. With brief descriptive information, maps and 260 full-color illustrations.
$15.95

More Books

So Close to Heaven, The Vanishing Buddhist Kingdoms of the Himalayas

NPL04
Barbara Crossette
Vintage Books
1996
297
0679743634
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
1
0
0
Asia correspondent for the New York Times Crossette portrays Bhutan and neighboring Ladakh and Sikkim as strongholds of Tantric Buddhism in an increasingly homogenized world.
$16.95

A Photographic Guide to the Birds of India and Nepal

IDA46
B. Grewal
Ralph Curtis Publishing
1998
144
0883590344
PAPER
Field Guide
0
0
0
0
A slim pocket guide to 252 of the most conspicuous birds of India and Nepal.
$15.95

Sherpas, Reflections on Change in Himalayan Nepal

NPL13
James Fisher
University of California Press
1990
205
0520069412
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
A detailed study of the change that mountaineering brought to Sherpa society.
$31.95

Into Thin Air, A Personal Account of the Mount Everest Disaster

HML08
Jon Krakauer
Villarde
1997
256
0679457526
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A best-selling, minute-by-minute account of the 1996 disaster on Everest.
$28.00

The Buddhist Handbook

ASA08
John Snelling
Inner Traditions
1992
345
0892817615
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
Subtitled, "The Complete Guide to Buddhist Schools, Teaching, Practice and History, " this even-handed book is a concise primer covering the history, philosophical foundation and practice of Buddhism.
$19.95

Himalaya Map

HML09
Nelles
Nelles Maps
2015
2
3865740324
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A colorful regional map of the Himalayas at a scale of 1:1,500,000, including Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet and Sikkim.
$13.95

Everest, the West Ridge

HML10
Thomas F. Hornbein
Mountaineers
2013
194
0898866162
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
The 50th anniversary edition of Hornbein's vivid account of the 1963 American Mount Everest Expedition, a classic of mountain climbing literature. Long thought out of reach, by Hornbein and Willi Unsoeld make a first ascent on the mountain via the spectacular West Ridge, which involved -- among other things -- an emergency bivouac at 28,000-feet.
$34.95

Religions of Tibet in Practice

TBT16
Donald S. Lopez, Jr.
Princeton University Press
2007
421
069112972X
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A collection of 36 essays and translated texts by scholars of Tibetan Buddhism, including selections on prayers, pilgrimages, death and ritual.
$37.50

Man-Eaters of Kumaon

HML12
Jim Corbett
Oxford University Press
1993
214
0195622553
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
These are the memoirs of a turn-of-the-century hunter-turned-conservationist who was much loved in India. Corbett has a park named after him and this book will help you to understand why. It is intelligently written, respectful, and great fun -- an excellent portrait of the Indian hill stations of Uttarakhand.
$14.95

Everest, Mountain Without Mercy

HML20
Conrad Anker (Foreword), Broughton Coburn
National Geographic
2015
224
1426215851
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Spectacularly photographed, this book is an account of the making of the IMAX film on Everest, including an account of the 1996 disaster.
$28.00

Tibetan Buddhism from the Ground Up, A Practical Approach for Modern Life

TBT19
B. Alan Wallace
Wisdom Publications
1993
214
0861710754
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A straightforward primer on the essentials of Buddhism as practiced in Tibet. The book is the result of a lecture series introducing the practice of Buddhism to the general public.
$17.95

My Land and My People, The Original Autobiography of His Holiness the Dalai Lama of Tibet

TBT22
Dalai Lama
Warner Books
1997
238
0446674214
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
The Dalai Lama recounts his life and struggle for an independent Tibet. It's one of the most remarkable stories of our time, simply and compassionately told.
$16.00

K2, Triumph and Tragedy

PKN05
Jim Curran
Houghton Mifflin Company
1997
0395485908
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
This is a tense account of disaster on the world's second highest mountain in 1986. The author was on the mountain when 13 climbers in 9 different expeditions died.
$16.95

The Great Hill Stations of Asia

ASA13
Barbara Crossette
Hachette
1998
272
0465014887
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A modern tour of the mountain enclaves of colonial Asia -- appreciative, magnificently researched and engaging.
$16.00

Lonely Planet Nepal

NPL28
Lonely Planet
Lonely Planet Publications
2015
416
1743210078
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
With up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, this handy travel companion to Nepal features color maps and images, suggested itineraries and a listing of festival dates.
$29.99

Epic, Stories of Survival from the World's Highest Peaks

HML37
Clint Willis (Editor)
Thunder Bay Press
1997
342
1560251549
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
A terrific collection of great writing about mountaineering.
$17.95

Annapurna Map

NPL32
Nelles
Nelles Maps
1
0783413955
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
A map of the Annapurna hiking region at scale of 1:100,000 with major features, color shading and contour lines.
$13.95

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism

TBT40
John Powers
National Book Network
2007
591
1559392827
PAPER
Religion
0
0
0
0
A comprehensive study of the history and philosophy behind Tibetan Buddhism, suitable for the general reader.
$32.95

Glacier Ice

SCI07
Austin Post, Edward R. LaChapelle
University of Washington Press
2000
145
0295979100
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A classic book of extraordinary black-and-white aerial photographs of mountains and glaciers by two devoted men of ice. Ed LaChapelle’s text is paired with Austin Post's stunning aerial photographs of glaciers from Alaska and Chile to Switzerland and the Himalayas.
$35.00

Eric Shipton, The Six Mountain Travel Books

EXP12
Eric Shipton
Mountaineers
2011
800
0898865395
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
Shipton's extraordinary adventures in the mountains of the Himalayas, East Africa, Central Asia and Patagonia, now in paper.
$34.95

The Far Pavilions

IDA195
M. M. Kaye
St. Martin's Press
1997
960
031215125X
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
A tale of love, adventure and war set during the British Raj in India, culimating with the Indian Mutiny and the Second Afghan War.
$24.99

Mountaineering, The Freedom of the Hills

GEN267
The Mountaineers
Mountaineers
2010
592
1594851379
HARD COVER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
It's all here in this 50th anniversary edition of the essential mountaineering handbook, covering everything from choosing equipment and tying knots to basic rappelling techniques and planning an expedition. With more than half-a-million copies sold, this is the all-time bestselling mountaineering and climbing title.
$39.95

Among Flowers, A Walk in the Himalaya

HML62
Jamaica Kincaid
National Geographic
2007
208
142620096X
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
An atmospheric account of celebrated writer and gardener Jamaica Kincaid's journey to Nepal and the Himalayas with a small team of botanists.
$10.95

Himalayan Quest, Ed Viesturs on the 8,000-Meter Giants

HML63
Ed Viesturs
National Geographic
2009
176
142620485X
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
A photographic chronicle of the first American to scale all 14 peaks above 8,000 meters without the use of supplemental oxygen.
$21.95

A Woman's Asia

ASA49
Marybeth Bond (Editor)
Traveler's Tales
2005
310
1932361197
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
These thirty-five personal, often hilarious accounts of women's adventures from China to Sri Lanka to Turkey to Bhutan, not only illuminating the everyday, oft-overlooked cultural practices of Asia, but also giving a glimpse into the thoughts and feelings of the female traveller.
$17.95

The Wheel of Life, The Autobiography of a Western Buddhist

HML76
John Blofeld
Shambhala
1988
316
0877730342
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Blofeld's ( (1913-1987) enchanting account of Buddhist worlds now largely vanished, including his life and travels in China, Tibet, Mongolia, India and Burma.
$30.00

South Asia

IDA308
Sumit Ganguly (Editor)
NYU
2006
256
0814731775
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
$25.00

South Asia

IDA308
Sumit Ganguly (Editor)
NYU
2006
256
0814731775
PAPER
History
0
0
0
0
A scholarly history of modern South Asia, including India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka.
$25.00

For Kids

Buddha Stories

ASA16
Demi
Henry Holt and Company
1997
32
0805048863
HARD COVER
Religion
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
Intended for ages 4 to 8, this book tells 10 of the author's favorite "jakatas," or moral tales of the Buddha. She has sumptuously illustrated the volume in gold printed on deep, dark blue (in the tradition of an ancient Buddhist text).
$25.99

Big Cats

BST46
Seymour Simon
HarperCollins
1994
40
006446119X
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
YOUNG READERS (Age 4-8)
A full-color introduction to the life of big cats around the world, including the tiger, lion, leopard, puma, cheetah, jaguar, and snow leopard. Intended for children ages 4-8.
$6.99

Climbing Everest, Tales of Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Mountain

HML56
Audrey Salkeld (Editor), Jennifer Emmett (Editor)
2003
0792251059
HARD COVER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Six true tales of mountaineering on Everest, for kids 10 and older.
$21.00

Everest: The Contest

NPL50
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
96
0439401399
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this first book the kids go to mountaineering training camp and vye to make the team that will actually go to Everest. Thrills! Competition! Fun!
$6.99

Everest: The Summit

NPL52
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
112
0439411378
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this last book, the kids attempt the summit, where they must face not only the thin air and the impending storm -- but each other. Geared for ages 9-12.
$6.99

Everest: The Climb

NPL51
Gordon Korman
Scholastic Inc.
2012
160
0439405068
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
MIDDLE READERS (Age 9-12)
Korman's trilogy about four kids racing to be the first kid to the top of Everest. In this second book, the kids test their mettle on the trek from base Camp, where they must face harsh conditions, disaster -- and each other.
$6.99

Worth Looking For

Of Tigers and Men

IDA30
Richard Ives
Avon Books
1997
304
0380729369
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
1
1
A haunting, beautifully written tale of a man's quest to encounter tigers in the wild, and to understand the meaning of the threat of the tiger's extinction. Ives visits the forests of India, Thailand, and Sumatra.
$12.50