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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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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

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

Annapurna Adventure Map

NPL74
National Geographic Maps
National Geographic Maps
2002
2
1566955211
MAP
Reference
0
0
0
0
Produced in conjunction with the Himalayan Map House in Kathmandu, this detailed map (1:135,000) shows 100-meter contour lines.
$11.95

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

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

Lonely Planet Nepali Phrasebook

NPL62
Mary-Jo O'Rourke (Editor)
Lonely Planet Publications
2014
260
1743211902
PAPER
Language & Phrasebooks
0
0
0
0
A palm-sized guide to pronunciation, grammar and essential vocabulary for the traveler.
$9.99

Trekking Tibet

TBT10
Gary McCue, George Schaller (Introduction)
Mountaineers
2010
416
1594852669
PAPER
Guidebook
0
0
0
0
An indispensable guide, featuring pre-trip planning, discussions of the most scenic routes and an overview of Tibetan culture and history.
$29.95

Horses Like Lightning, A Story of Passage Through the Himalayas

NPL80
Sienna Craig
Wisdom Publications
2008
295
0861715179
PAPER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
An equestrian and budding anthropologist, this is Craig’s tender account of a year-long sojourn in the Mustang region of Nepal. Working with doctors and veterinarians in the ethnically Tibetan region which borders the Tibetan plateau, Craig came to understand the importance of the horse in the myth, ritual and daily lives of the Mustangi people.
$16.95

Mountain

EXP97
Sandy Hill
Rizzoli International
2011
351
0847834026
HARD COVER
Art & Architecture
0
0
0
1
This stunning celebration of the allure of climbing and the grandeur of great peaks features 350 black-and-white and color images by nature photographers and adventurers spanning two centuries, among them, Ansel Adams, Edmund Hillary, Bradford Washburn and Galen Rowell.
$85.00

The Snow Leopard

NPL03
Peter Matthiessen
Penguin
2008
368
0143105515
PAPER
Exploration
0
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

Goa, and the Blue Mountains or Six Months of Sick Leave

IDA259
Richard Francis Burton
University of California Press
1992
400
0520076117
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
A facsimile edition of Burton's first book, an account of travels in Goa, the Nilgiri mountains and cities along the Malabar Coast of southwestern India, first published in 1851.
$33.95

Journey to Mustang

NPL78
Guiseppi Tucci
Antique Collectors Club
2004
96
9745240249
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
In this new edition of his travalogue of an exploratory trek through western Nepal in 1952, the legendary linguist and Tibetologist, Guiseppi Tucci, describes his experiences and discoveries as the first 20th century western scholar to travel through the region.
$29.00

The Waiting Land, A Spell in Nepal

NPL05
Dervla Murphy
Sickle Moon
2011
216
1906011656
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
0
Murphy describes her various journeys by air, by bicycle and on foot into the remote and mountainous Lantang region on the border of Tibet in this charming tale of great adventure.
$29.95

Buddha's Orphans

NPL71
Samrat Upadhyay
Mariner Books
2011
448
0618517502
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This novel by Samrat Upadhyay (Arresting God in Kathmandu) sets Nepal’s political upheaval as a backdrop to the love story of Raja, an orphan boy, and Nilu, a daughter of privilege. Their story transports readers across generations and explores family connections.
$23.95

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.
$21.99

In the Land of No Right Angles

NPL60
Daphne Beal
Doubleday
2008
278
0307388069
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
Beal evokes the grit of Kathmandu and the emotional intricacies of trying to do good in the world in this tale of a young American student abroad, an older expat and a young village woman whose life they change forever.
$13.95

In the Land of the Blue Poppies

ASA35
Frank Kingdon-Ward, Tom Christopher (Editor), Jamaica Kincaid (Introduction)
Modern Library
2003
242
0812967399
PAPER
Anthology
0
0
0
0
Expert Tom Christopher presents excerpts from intrepid Kingdon-Ward's fascinating accounts of plant-hunting adventures in Tibet, Burma and the Himalayas in the early 20th century.
$19.00

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

The Godfather of Kathmandu

TLD93
John Burdett
Alfred Knopf
2011
320
140009707X
PAPER
Mystery
0
0
0
0
Sonchai Jitpleecheep, the tenacious Thai police detective, is put to the test as both a cop and as a Buddhist in Burdett's latest, wickedly entertaining mystery, fourth in the series.
$14.95

Wildlife of the Tibetan Steppe

TBT31
George Schaller
University of Chicago Press
2000
373
0226736539
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
A detailed account of the Change Tang reserve, Schaller's natural history is also a good overview of the adjoining Himalayan regions. His focus is on the Tibetan gazelle, chiru, blue sheep and other little-known ungulates,
$34.00

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

More Books

Arresting God in Kathmandu

NPL61
Samrat Upadhyay
Mariner Books
2001
191
0618043713
PAPER
Literature
0
0
0
0
This collection of stories explores the nature of desire and spirituality in modern Nepali society.
$14.95

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

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

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

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

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

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

Into the Silence

HML101
Wade Davis
Vintage Books
2011
656
0375408894
PAPER
Exploration
0
0
0
0
In this thrilling portrait of George Mallory and fellow climbers, Davis vividly recreates Britain’s heroic attempts to scale Everest in the 1920s, putting the whole enterprise into the context of World War I and British Imperial ambitions.
$17.95

Himalaya, Personal Stories of Grandeur, Challenge and Hope on the Roof of the World

HML78
Broughton Coburn (Editor), Richard C. Blum (Editor), Erica Stone (Editor)
National Geographic
2006
256
0792261925
HARD COVER
Cultural Portrait
0
0
0
0
This beautifully photographed overview of the geology, history and people of the Himalayas includes contributions by several National Geographic photographers, introductions by Jimmy Carter and the Dalai Lama, and an afterward by Sir Edmund Hillary.
$35.00

Snake Lake

NPL75
Jeff Greenwald
Counterpoint
2010
384
1582436495
PAPER
Biography/Memoir
0
0
0
0
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.
$15.95

Wild India, The Wildlife of India and Nepal

IDA02
Guy Mountefort, Gerald Cubitt (Photographer)
Antique Collectors' Club
2008
208
1845379233
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
1
An informative introduction to the natural history of the region in a handsome oversize volume. With hundreds of extraordinary photographs of the wildlife and landscapes of the Himalayas, the Indo-Ganges Plain and the Deccan.
$29.95

The Soul of the Rhino

NPL59
Hemanta R. Mishra
Lyons Press
2009
256
1599218003
PAPER
Natural History
0
0
0
0
Mishra writes of his long career in conservation and particularly his work with the endangered Asian rhino at Royal Chitwan, in this absorbing memoir, marvelously subtitled: "A Nepali Adventure With Kings and Elephant Drivers, Billionaires and Bureaucrats, Shamans and Scientists."
$16.95

Worth Looking For

East of Lo Monthang, In the Land of Mustang

NPL17
Peter Matthiessen
Shambhala
1996
192
1570622264
PAPER
Travel Narrative
0
0
0
1
Matthiessen, in his usual fine style, delivers a finely honed account of the people, landscapes and culture of remote Mustang, enhanced by Thomas Laird's stunning color photographs.
$25.00