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Title: Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide
Language of title: English
Author/Creator: Gary McCue
One Sentence Summary: A solid manual for a focused audience: trekkers.

Description: Trekking in Tibet appears to be a solid manual for a focused audience: trekkers. Although most parts of Section I could prove useful to any type of tourist in Tibet, Section II (a majority of the book) gives very practical descriptions for those who wish to camp and travel extensively throughout the country, but lacks detail in the description of the various destinations. Thus, one who wishes to have a comprehensive view of the various locales before traveling to them may be frustrated by this book. The preparation section at the beginning is very comprehensive and the historical/cultural background at the end will offer brief, but interesting insights from McCue and Ramble. Also, Section II provides valuable information regarding distances and travel times between destinations. While Trekking in Tibet is by no means an all-encompassing travel guide, it appears to explore its intended focus quite well. (Bill McGrath 2008-02-04)

Contributor: George Schaller
Publisher Place: Seattle
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
Normalized publisher place: Seattle
Publisher country: United States
Published Date: 1999
Edition: 2nd
Extent: 317 p.
Subject: Cultural tourism
Classification: Tibetan and Himalayan -- Tourism and Travel -- Travel Guides and Tourbooks
Cultural Coverage: Tibet
Temporal coverage: 20th century
Language: English

Table of Contents: Foreword 8 -- Preface to the second edition 9 -- Preface to the first edition 10 -- Acknowledgments 11 -- Pt. 1 About trekking: 1. Introduction to trekking in Tibet 15 -- 2. Preparing for your trek 21 -- 3. Staying healthy 30 -- 4. Traveling in Tibet 39 -- 5. Tibetan for trekkers 47 -- pt. 2 The treks and trails: 6. Using the trek descriptions 65 -- 7. The Lhasa region 72 -- 8. The Shigatse region 149 -- 9 The Everest region 159 -- 10. The Shishapangma region 198 -- 11. The Mount Kailash region 207 -- 12. The Minyak Gangkar region 228 -- 13. The Dege region 239 -- 14. The Labrang region 257 -- 15. Bicycling in Tibet 268 -- pt 3. The country and its people: 16. The natural history of Tibet 274 -- 17. The people and their culture 292 -- Appendices 306 -- Index 314

ISBN/ISSN: 0898866626 (pbk)
Project: Geotourism
Format: Print media (print or manuscript)
Resource Type: Book (single author)

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