- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Trailblazer Publications; New edition edition (12 June 2004)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1873756755
- ISBN-13: 978-1873756751
- Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 1.9 x 18.4 cm
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,42,130 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Trekking in Ladakh (Trailblazer) Paperback – Import, 12 Jun 2004
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"Extensive and well researched." --Climber Magazine (United Kingdom) "Recommended...Were it not for this book we might still be blundering about." --The Independent on Sunday (United Kingdom) "This is a highly recommendable guidebook, certainly the best available in English." --Ladakh Studies (India) "Well worth the money." --Trail Magazine (United Kingdom) "Information packed." --High Magazine (United Kingdom)
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72 detailed trekking maps - Comprehensive trail descriptions and 72 maps covering both classic and lesser-known routes throughout: Central and Western Ladakh; Nubra; Rupshu; Zanskar; also includes Stok Kangri trekking peak.
All the practical information you need - planning your trip and getting to Ladakh from North America, Europe, Australasia and other parts of Asia; arranging a trek - whatever your style of trekking, from a short backpacking trip to a fully-guided expedition; health and mountain safety; history, culture and language.
Minimum impact for maximum insight - how to travel with sensitivity and awareness through a fragile region
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I used the book in tandem with the slicker, newer book by Radek Kucharski and this map: http://www.amazon.com/Ladakh-Zanskar-Trekking-Map/dp/8190327097. Hoteliers and other trekkers in cafes were eagerly looking over my shoulder at the combination.
If the book gets a fourth edition, I'm sure it would get five stars from me, but I can't give something that has grown out-of-date five stars.
BTW, the only thing I actually carried on the trail was the map. The books stayed in a duffel back at the hotel while I was out trekking.
I'm kind of surprised a ten-year-old book is in such demand as to be commanding almost $40 used.
For a trekker, this is a precious vade mecum. For a learner, Charlie Loram is a most knowledgeable teacher on the subject.
This book is worth your time and money.
And, thank you Charlie for a superb book!