Mary Jane Walker's A Maverick Himalayan Way: Wander the hills of Nepal, and PDF

By Mary Jane Walker

ISBN-10: 0473408279

ISBN-13: 9780473408275

If you’ve heard of well-known Himalayan peaks like Annapurna and Ama Dablam, yet aren’t into hiking, this publication is for you! A Maverick Himalayan Way is set the Himalayas, however it isn’t a hardcore hiking booklet. as a substitute, Mary Jane recounts her adventures and misadventures as a standard type of somebody who occurs to trip into the world’s most famed mountain zone; and to numerous different areas in Asia as well.

Like such a lot Kiwis, Mary Jane used to be raised on stories of the hot Zealander Edmund Hillary’s hiking of Mount Everest along the Nepalese Sherpa Tenzing Norgay, and of Hillary's sturdy works one of the impoverished Sherpa thereafter. yet she by no means felt the urge to visit the Himalayas herself, until eventually buddies persuaded her to compliment them on a trek as much as Everest Base Camp. What the heck, she thought—let’s pass! but when she was once going to visit the Himalayas, she wasn’t going to restrict herself to the Everest region—or even to Nepal.

In A Maverick Himalayan Way, Mary Jane describes her adventures in different components of Nepal: within the Everest zone, Manaslu, Annapurna, and the Kathmandu Valley. And,

  • In the Chitral district of Pakistan, bordering Afghanistan, the place the Hindu Kush mountains proceed the Himalayas westward.
  • In Sikkim, a once-independent principality east of Nepal.
  • In numerous elements of India, particularly Srinagar (in Kashmir), Dharamshala, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai and Kerala.
  • In Abu Dhabi; and,
  • In China and Japan, together with a trip into the japanese Alps, little-known open air Japan itself.
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