The Himalayas in general

Himalayan Odyssey
Himalayan Odyssey is a journey into a spiritual way of life far removed from the modern world. This is a collection of unique photographs.
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Buddhist Himalayas
Giant, glossy photographs (often in two-page spreads) captures the landscape and people in beautiful detail. Accompanying essays cover profiles of village, monastic and nomadic life.
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Himalaya
In a journey rarely, if ever, attempted before, in 6 months of hard travelling Michael Palin takes on the full length of the Himalaya including the Khyber Pass, the hidden valleys of the Hindu Kush, ancient cities like Peshawar and Lahore, the mighty peaks of K2, Annapurna and Everest, the bleak and barren plateau of Tibet, the gorges of the Yangtze, the tribal lands of the Indo-Burmese border and the vast Brahmaputra delta in Bangladesh.
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Inside Himalaya
The adventure-the longest and most challenging that Michael Palin has taken during his long career-extends from the deserts of Afghanistan to the sheer slopes of Mount Everest, passing through Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, China, and Bangladesh. Along the way Basil Pao expertly captures the magical appeal of the region and its diverse landscapes, peoples, and cultures. The 300 resulting photographs provide a dramatic visual record of an extraordinary trip.
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Travel guides

Lonely Planet, Nepal
Includes maps; color and b&w illustrations of Nepalese scenery, wildlife, and art; a glossary; and useful resources.
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Lonely Planet, India
Includes maps; stunning color section featuring highlights on the wonder that is India; array of Indian arts/crafts; accommodation/transport options to suit all budgets.
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Trekking guides

Trekking in Nepal
"Trekking in Nepal" is extremely useful in setting out the do's and don'ts of treks, including how to choose a trail, how to prepare, what to bring and what precautions to take.
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Trekking and Climbing in the Indian Himalaya
The richly illustrated guide includes vital traveler's information on health and safety, as well as regional ecology and culture.
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