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One of the finest and most detailed books on the treks of Pakistan's North - Trekking Guide to the Karakoram and Hindukush is a must-have for every trekker and mountain lover in Pakistan.

The authors - the mother and son team of Isobel and Ben Shaw know the villages, valleys and passes of northern Pakistan as few other foreigners do. They spent years exploring trekking possibilities over the length and breadth of the northern region and used to return yearly to keep up-to-date. They consulted the notes of scores of fellow trekkers and won the friendship of hundreds of Pakistanis eager to share with visitors the beauty of their homeland. The result is the Trekking Guide to the Karakoram and the Hindu Kush, a complete handbook to this misunderstood region of alpine adventure.


  • Descriptions of more than 120 treks
  • 48 Colored Maps
  • 56 Colored Images
  • Interesting history and anecdotes