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Nepal - Tibet - India - Pakistan - Andes - Alps

   

Nepal Himalaya

   
  Trekking in Nepal: A Traveler's Guide
  Stephen Bezruchka
7th Edition. Paperback. Published by Mountaineers Books (1997)

The classic, and probably most complete guide to trekking in Nepal.

   
  Lonely Planet Nepal: A Travel Survival Kit
  Hugh Finlay
3rd Edition. Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1997)

One of the most popular general travel guides to Nepal. If you are not familiar with lonely planet, they publish portable guidebooks covering not just the sights-to-see, but also history, cultural information, getting to/from a country, and health information. They provide information for all budget levels, from shoestring to more comfortable styles.

   
  Lonely Planet Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya
  Stan Armington
7th Edition. Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1997)

Another good trekking guide, by a venerable trekker who runs a large trekking agency in Kathmandu.

   
  Lonely Planet Nepali Phrasebook
  Mary-Jo O'Rourke, Bimal Shrestha
3rd Edition. Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1996)
Dimensions (in inches): 0.45 x 5.02 x 3.72 (pretty pocket-friendly!)


Namaste! Learning to speak at least survival Nepali is surprisingly easy, and will add immeasurably to your trip. This emminantly portable little book will help you in this task.

   
  Trekking the Everest Region
  Jamie McGuinness
3rd Edition. Paperback. Published by Trail Blazer Publications (1998)

Finally, the third edition is out! Jamie's book is a pocket-sized guide just to the Everest region of Nepal. It is handy, and contains lots of worthwhile information.

   
  The Rough Guide to Nepal
  David Reed
3rd Edition. Paperback. Published by Rough Guides (1996)

Another very popular guide book to travelling in Nepal.
   

Tibet

   
  The Tibet Guide: Central and Western Tibet
  Stephen Batchelor
Revised. Paperback. Published by Wisdom Publications (April 1998)

   
  Lonely Planet Tibet: A Travel Survival Kit
  Chris Taylor
3rd Edition. Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1995)

   
  Trekking in Tibet
  Gary McCue
Paperback. Published by Mountaineers Books (1991)

   
  Lonely Planet Tibetan Phrasebook
  Sandup Tsering, Melvyn C. Goldstein
2nd Edition. Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1996)
   

Indian Himalaya

   
  Lonely Planet Trekking in the Indian Himalaya: Walking Guide
  Garry Weare
3rd Edition. Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1997)

   
  Lonely Planet Indian Himalaya: A Survival Kit
  Michelle Coxall, Paul Greenway
Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1996)

   
  Lonely Planet India
  Bryn Thomas, David Collins, Rob Flynn, Christine Niven, sar Singh
7th Edition. Paperback, 1056 pages. Published by Lonely Planet (January 1998)

A veritable Tome in the lonely planet series - this is one fat guidebook, but likely indispensable for travelling around the subcontinent.

   
  Leh & Trekking in Ladakh
  Charlie Loram
Paperback. Published by Trail Blazer Publications (1996)

   
  Lonely Planet Hindi Urdu Phasebook
  Parvez Dewan
Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1988)
Dimensions (in inches): 0.32 x 5.06 x 3.68

   

Pakistan / Karakoram

   
  Lonely Planet Karakoram Highway
  John King
3rd Edition Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (March 1998)

   
  Lonely Planet Trekking in the Karakoram and Hindukush: Walking Guide
  John Mock, Kimberley O'Neil
Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (November 1996)

   
  Lonely Planet Pakistan: A Travel Survival Kit
  John King, David St. Vincent
4th Edition. Paperback. Published by Lonely Planet (1993)
NOTE: the 5th edition is due out August 1998; you can order it now, and it will be shipped to you when it is released.

   

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