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  ISBN: 0970171609
LCCN: 00191717
Prices: US$23.95, UKú17.95, AUS$34.95, JP¥2,000 (¥2,100)
Size: A5
Pages: 424
Maps: 280+
Photos: 21 (Color)+262 (B & W)
Illustrations: 32

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New Budget Guidebook to the Tibetan World

This extraordinary new budget guide to the Tibetan world comes with over 280 tried and tested maps covering the entire region. These will take you on a tour of the Jokhang or the Potala Palace in the sacred city of Lhasa or travel with you as you tackle the ultimate pilgrimage to sacred Mt. Kailash, source of Asia's great rivers. To get a feel of ancient Tibetan culture outside of Tibet, why not journey to the isolated "Dragon Kingdom" of Bhutan or trek to Everest base camp in the Nepalese Himalayas. The Tibetan way of life is also alive and well in the Indian towns of Leh, Dharamsala, Darjeeling, and Gangtok and this book takes you to them all.

  • Get off the beaten track: With over 280 highly detailed, tried and tested maps.
  • Get there & get around: Hundreds of pages of travel information. Plus gateway cities: New Delhi, Calcutta, Chengdu, Kunming, Kathmandu & Pokhara.
  • Keep to your budget: Hotel tariffs, tour & trekking costs, permit & visa charges.
  • Pack everything in: Cultural, historical and religious explanations, festival dates, sights & more...


    "Indispensable for the serious traveler who wishes to understand the extent and diversity of the Tibetan World." Tony Williams, Travel Officer, Australia Tibet Council.

    "This guidebook is a perfect travel companion for anyone journeying in the Tibetosphere." Nepali Times. >>> READ MORE


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Contents Summary

TRAVEL IN TIBET
Roads to Tibet/Borders/Visas/Visa Extensions/Permits to Enter Tibet/Alien Travel Permit/Closed Areas

Making Arrangements/Changing Money & Exchange Rates/Budgets/Guesthouses/Transport/Hitchhiking

What to Bring/Altitude Sickness/Dogs & Rabies/Vaccinations/Hospitals/Language/Post & Telecommunications/Safety in Tibet/Illegal Matters/Customs & Taboos

MODEL TOURS
Tibet in China/Ladakh (North-West India)/Encounter Tibet in Nepal/Darjeeling & Sikkim/Bhutan

NATURE IN TIBET

HISTORY OF TIBET

TIBETAN BUDDHISM
Keywords for Prayer/The Prayer Scene/Buddhas & Deities/ Mandala World/Tibetan Life/Tibetan Festivals

LHASA
Access/Around the Barkhor/Around the Potala Palace/Around Lhasa

AROUND LHASA
Ganden Monastery/Lhokha (Shannan) Prefecture/Dranang Valley (Zhanang)/Tsethang (Zedang)/Upper Reaches of the Kyi-chu (NE from Lhasa)/Yamdrok Yumtso Lake to Lhakhang/To the East of Tsethang/Namtso Lake and Nakchu

LHASA-KATHMANDU
Tsang (Shigatse & Gyantse)/Sakya (Sajia)/Lhatse (Lazi)/Jomolangma Trekking/Dram (Khasa) [Zhangmu] /Lhatse to Saga/Kyirong Valley to Nepal/Chumbi Valley to Sikkim & Bhutan

TO KAILASH
Route to Mt. Kailash/Mt.Kailash (Kang Rinpoche)/Lake Manasarovar (Mapham Yutso)/Purang-Simikot The Guge Ruins/Kashgar to Mt. Kailash (Xinjiang-Tibet Highway)

KONGPO [NYANGTRI (LINZHI) PREFECTURE]
Lhasa to Bayi/Mt. Bonri/Mt. Namcha Barwa /Bayi to Pome

CHAMDO (CHANGDU) PREFECTURE
Yunnan to Bayi/Chamdo to Nakchu /Dege in Sichuan to Chamdo/Chamdo to Pomda

AMDO (Gansu, Qinghai & Sichuan)

GANSU PROVINCE
Lanzhou/Gannan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture/North-west of Gansu

QINGHAI PROVINCE
Xining/ Xining-Golmud-Lhasa/Qinghai Hu (Lake Kokonor) Huangnan, Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture /Hainan Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture Guoluo (Golok) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture/Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture (Jyekundo)

ABA (NGAWA) TIBETAN & QIANG AUTONOMOUS PREFECTURE (SICHUAN)

EASTERN KHAM
(Ganzi Prefecture & Muli County, Sichuan Province)

Chengdu/Ganzi (Kandze) Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture/Around Kangding Kangding to Ganzi, Dege, etc. (Sichuan-Tibet Highway North) Kangding to Litang and Batang (Sichuan-Tibet Highway South) Yunnan to Litang (Lithang) /Muli Tibetan Autonomous County, Sichuan Province

DECHEN
(Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province)

Yunnan to Tibet/Kunming/Dali/Diqing Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture

LADAKH & ZANSKAR
Delhi/From Manali to Leh /From Srinagar to Leh/Ladakh/Leh/Nubra/Valley/Zanskar/Lahaul/Spiti/Kinnaur/Dharamsala

NEPAL
Kathmandu/Everest Trekking/Mt. Kangchenjunga Area/Langtang/Manaslu North/Pokhara/Annapurna Sanctuary/Jomsom & Muktinath/Manang/Lo Manthang (Mustang)/Dolpo

SIKKIM
Kolkata (Calcutta)/Darjeeling/Kalimpong/Central & Eastern Sikkim/Gangtok/Northern Sikkim Western Sikkim/Geyzing/Yoksum/Arunachal Pradesh

BHUTAN
Phuntsholing ("Free Zone")/Paro/Thimphu/Punakha/Trongsa/Bumthang Valleys/Mongar Lhuntse/Tashigang/Samdrup Jongkhar/Tashi Yangtse

APPENDIX
Survival Tibetan/Survival Chinese/Chinese Place Names/Embassies

INDEX
1)Tibet & China
2)India, Nepal & Bhutan
3)Map Index

 

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