Cicerone Trekking in the Himalaya

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An inspirational guidebook to 20 treks along the 2400km Himalayan chain. Includes classics such as the treks to Everest and K2 base camps and the Annapurna Circuit. Also epic glacier treks, ultra-long expedition treks and sacred treks. This is a book to inspire and excite, guaranteed to entice any with an adventurous spirit and love of wild places.

Cicerone says:

The Himalaya have always fed the dreams and called to those who love wild places. Stretching from Pakistan through Northern India, Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, this book includes 20 descriptions of the best, and most spectacular treks in the range. From glaciers to jungle, snow-swept passes to plunging valleys, remote plateaus to bustling base camps, the Himalaya offer an unparalleled wealth of landscapes and trekking opportunities.

This inspirational guide was edited by trekking specialist Kev Reynolds, and written by a team of eight experienced authors, writers and guides. A compilation of the best walking in the Himalaya, it looks at each trek in turn, and discovers what makes the trek special, and entices with vivid accounts and breathtaking photography.


For nearly 50 years Cicerone have been producing guidebooks on recognised treks, regions, areas and general tips for hikers.

We have used them countless times and they've always provided excellent insight and knowledge that you only get through experience, giving you the edge to make your trip a success and more enjoyable too.

If you're a gram counter you can easily remove sections of the book to take with you making your own ultra-lightweight guidebook with only the essential sections that you require.

- Reviewed by Ultralight Outdoor Gear



Trekking in the Himalaya is governed by the monsoon; the majority of treks can be tackled in the spring or autumn, while those north of the Himalaya may be enjoyed during summer.


Treks in this book are based in Pakistan, India (Ladakh, Zanskar, Garwhal, West Bengal and Sikkim), Nepal, Tibet and Bhutan, and begin from a variety of different towns and villages.


All routes included in the book are graded (Gentle, Moderate, Demanding or Expedition). A few moderate treks would suit first-time trekkers; most demand a high level of fitness; three are expedition treks where some mountaineering skills or special equipment are required.

Must See

Trekking to or around many of the world's highest mountains: Mount Everest, K2, Kangchenjunga, Makalu, Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Manaslu, Nanga Parbat, Nanda Devi, Gangkar Punsum, Mount Kailash and journeys to remote places such as Zanskar, the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers and Dolpo.


  • Edition: First
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Size: 24.0 x 17.0 x 2.0cm
  • Weighs 710

About the authors  
Overview of routes   
About this book  
Trekking in the Himalaya: a background 
Trekking styles      
When to go   
Safety in the mountains  
Minimum impact trekking   

The Treks
Trek 1           K2 and Concordia – Steve Razzetti 
Trek 2           Snow Lake – Steve Razzetti  
Trek 3           Nanga Parbat – Bart Jordans  
Trek 4           Zanskar Dream Trek – Steve Berry  
Trek 5           Nanda Devi Sanctuary – Steve Berry   
Trek 6           Mount Kailash Kora – Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons 
Trek 7           Inner Dolpo: Shey Gompa and the Crystal Mountain – Stephen Goodwin   
Trek 8           Lower Dolpo: from Juphal to Jumla – Kev Reynolds
Trek 9           Dhaulagiri Circuit – Bart Jordans   
Trek 10         Annapurna Circuit – Siân Pritchard-Jones and Bob Gibbons  
Trek 11         Annapurna Sanctuary – Kev Reynolds  
Trek 12         Manaslu Circuit – Kev Reynolds   
Trek 13         Langtang and Helambu – Kev Reynolds   
Trek 14         Everest Base Camp – Kev Reynolds   
Trek 15         Everest: Kangshung Face – Bart Jordans   
Trek 16         Makalu Base Camp – Chris Townsend   
Trek 17         Kangchenjunga: North and South Base Camps – Kev Reynolds 
Trek 18         Kangchenjunga: Singalila Ridge and Goecha La – Kev Reynolds
Trek 19         Lunana Snowman Trek – Bart Jordans  
Trek 20         Gangkar Punsum Base Camp – Steve Berry 

APPENDIX A    Useful contacts   
APPENDIX B    Glossary for trekkers   
APPENDIX C    Further reading  



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