Trekking Guide to Karakorums and Hindukush
The Book: Northern Pakistan - the ancient crossroads in the heart of Asia - is a land of secluded valleys and flower-strewn alpine pastures, surrounded by soaring peaks and shimmering glaciers.
This mountain World is so remote that many of its numerous principalities, which inspired Marco Polo to call it 'noisy with kingdoms', remained independent until recently. Today, Hunza, Nagar, Gilgit, Chitral and Baltistan invite the visitor, whether on a jeep safari or trekking, to discover the grandeur of this mountain world and experience the hospitality of their peoples. Follow in the footsteps of Alexander the Great, of Chinese pilgrims seeking scriptures in the golden age of Buddhism, or of the British and Russian explorers, adventurers and spies of the legendary 'Great Game'. *Detailed how-to for individual trekkers, hiring guides and porters, buying food and equipment
- Descriptions of over 100 treks and Walks
- New full color maps
- Interesting history and anecdotes