Fully revised 6th edition of this practical guide with 27 detailed route maps covering not only the classic treks but also the wild routes: Everest expedition route, Rolwaling, trekking from Lukla Salpa-Arun, the Gokyo trek, High passes, trekking peaks including Mera and Island Peak. Information for all budgets and trekking styles. Ranging from lush terraced fields to the highest mountain on earth, the scenery is breath-taking. There are trekking possibilities to suit all budgets from independent trekkers on a shoestring staying in simple lodges with Sherpa families to travellers on all-inclusive guided treks with every luxury provided. Getting to Nepal from Europe, North America and Australasia. Kathmandu: trekking preparations and what to see. Where to stay and eat. Kathmandu and along the trails. Employing a guide or porter in Nepal. The environment: how to minimize your impact on a fragile region and still take hot green showers. Health and safety. 27 route maps and village plans. Plus 30 colour photos.