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Milestone Himalayan Series' Everest is a comprehensive illustrated handbook for this classic trek with a detailed 1:75,000 foldout map and over 150 color photographs. Plus a DVD with a documentary film on the trek, at nominal extra cost.

The guide comes packed with exhaustive day-by-day description of the Everest trails:
Lukla - Kala Patthar/Everest Base Camp,
Jiri-Lukla and
Gokyo

There is, in addition, practical advice on planning and organizing the trek with a chapter on how to tackle medical emergencies.

Plus background reading on the Sherpas, the people who live in the shadow of Everest and who have, over the years, formed the backbone of countless Himalayan expeditions

Talking of expeditions, the guidebook devotes an entire chapter on the ascent of Everest : how a series of pioneering attempts by Mallory and others finally led to Hillary and Tenzing's 1953 success. 

Recounted too is the fascinating story of how surveyors, mapping India in the 19th century, discovered Mt Everest and calculated its staggering height.

 
Reproduced here is the guidebook's Contents page.
 
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Everest
Trekking Maps and Complete Guide
by Partha S Banerjee

First published 2006
This Fourth Edition printed in 2017

Published by Milestone Books, India

ISBN 978-81-903270-0-8

Paperback, printed on art paper
Pages 128
Size 5.5" x 10.5" / 14 x 26.7 cm
Weight 375 gm / 13.25 oz

Price US $ 17.00 (Extra $5 for optional DVD)
(plus Shipping & Handling)
Price in India Rs 595
(plus. Shipping & Handling)
 
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About the Author

The guidebook’s writer, Partha S Banerjee, is a journalist, travel writer and photographer for whom the Himalayas has been a lifelong passion. His walking guidebooks on the Annapurna and Langtang regions of Nepal and the Markha Valley and Zanskar in Ladakh are popular with trekkers. His handbook for Ladakh is the most definitive travellers' guide for the region. With a master's in physics from Delhi University, his interests include astronomy, history, international politics and cartography.



 

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