Title:Trekking Around Upper and Lower Dolpo
Publisher:Himalayan Map House
Remarks:Colour Photographs, Maps and Appendices.
Size:120 x 180 mm
This guide is the definitive introduction to trekking around and across a vast, undiscovered region. Dolpo may not have the aura or international renown of the Everest region, but there is a magical air of mysticism about this forgotten land. It has a remote charm that calls for more trekkers to discover the treasures hidden in these Tibetan-dominated landscapes. Dolpo is a place of mysterious canyons, sparkling summits and strangely sculpted outcrops. Its hardy inhabitants conduct their lives through the rhythms of Bon and Tibetan Buddhism; the monasteries are legendary and enticing. For so long beyond the horizon, Dolpo is astonishing and secretive. Go soon!
Sian Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons met in 1983, on a trek from Kashmir to Ladakh. Since then they have been leading and organising treks in the Alps, Nepal and the Sahara. They work in Kathmandu every winter and always relish returning to the Annapurna region, one of their favourite trekking haunts.