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Riassunto: Trekkers planning a journey to the Mount Everest region, or anyone interested in Nepal will enjoy this account of my travels. I spent 18 winters in Nepal, and walked into the Everest region perhaps ten times. This book is about a trek into the Solu-Khumbu region, the foot of Mount Everest, as well as up the Arun river to Tashigaon, in the Makalu/Barun area. This is the home of the Sherpas. This book describes my travels along the network of trails, the people and animals I met, and the adventures I had. Traveling in the Himalayas means walking, not so essential in some parts of the world these days, but still an essential part of life in the Himalayas. Although many people trek in the Solu-Khumbu in hopes of glimpsing Mount Everest, what many travelers recall most vividly from their encounters in Nepal is the Sherpa people's genuine openness and friendliness, their simple dignity and grace. The book describes the Sherpa people, Buddhism, Yak husbandry and the wild animals that inhabit this amazing part of the world. The Himalayas have isolated Nepal from the Western world for centuries, and even today the ruggedness of these mountains continues to insulate the people, customs, and religions of this unusual land from the influence of the industrialized world. There are few roads extending into the Himalaya, and it is necessary to walk for days or even weeks to reach many destinations. Nepal's combination of natural beauty and unique cultures reveal themselves only to those who hike into its rugged mountains. The traveler is completely immersed in the culture and in touch with the people, environment, and wildlife. One of the joys of traveling is talking with the Nepalese, many of whom speak English. They have a great pride in their homeland, and are happy to explain their culture and the natural history of the countryside. 304 pages, illustrated with over 100 black and white photos.
L'autore: Soon after high school I moved to Alaska. Rather than go directly to the University, I headed far into the wilderness with a dog team and a winters supply of gear to live the 'Bush' life on the Yukon River. The awesome coldness and vast uninhabited country held me for years and I made my living as a hunter. I spent my time in the company of white trappers and Athabascan Indians. This is where I gained wilderness skills, and learned self-reliance. I often went months at a time without seeing another person. I ended up spending 4 winters in the Alaskan wilderness. I eventually drifted to the University of Alaska, in Fairbanks, where I attended in what I called the 'alternate year plan'. I would attend the University one year, and travel the next. I traveled to many parts of Asia and Africa, and slowly finished three degrees; the degree in photojournalism added fuel my interest in photography. After many years of random travel, I grew weary of the long bus rides and train rides back and forth across the continents. I changed my focus from world traveler to photographer and writer. As I became more involved in journalism, I found the Himalayas became the focus of my life. I visited Nepal for the first time in 1980, and I was spellbound by it's strange ways and otherworldly landscape. I did not realize how habit forming the country would become; it is almost like an addiction for me. Twenty years later I still spend my winters in the Himalayas. Writers often become involved passionately in long term projects, and as time went by, Nepal became my long term project. This journal is an extension of that project.
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Descrizione libro CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2011. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX1453780939
Descrizione libro CreateSpace, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 168 pages. 9.00x6.00x0.69 inches. In Stock. This item is printed on demand. Codice libro della libreria 1453780939