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Everest Trekking Guidebooks and External Links

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My rating scale: Excellent ; Very Good ; Good ; Fair ; Poor.


Everest Nepal Trekking Guidebooks


Yaks enroute to Lobuche - Trekking in the Everest Region book cover

Trekkers With Thamserku - Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya (Lonely Planet)

1. Trekking in the Everest Region

by Jamie McGuinness. The BEST trekking book I have ever used!! Highly Recommended. I have trekked extensively in Nepal, including the Everest region three times, and this is the BEST trekking book I have ever used. Ever!

The maps are especially detailed and accurate - perfect! The trekking times are consistent and accurate, allowing me to plan how far I want to trek in a given day. I like the fact that the guidebook only focuses on one region, giving it a lot more detail. I even use the Kathmandu City Guide for my stay in Kathmandu.

2. Trekking in the Nepal Himalaya (Lonely Planet)

by Stan Armington. A classic trekking book detailing with good maps and route descriptions all of the favourite Nepalese treks, including Gokyo and Everest, Annapurna, Kangchenjunga, Manaslu, and Mustang.


Everest North Face - Everest: A Trekkers Guide book cover

Porter with Everest, Lhotse and Ama Dablam - Everest North Face - Everest: A Trekkers Guide book

3. Everest: A Trekkers Guide

by Kev Reynolds. Kev has written some of my favourite trekking books. I've even learned that the timings he gives for each trek segment is exactly the time it takes me. There are almost 100 very good photos. He also includes a brief overview of the Tingri to Everest North base camp in Tibet. The book features very good descriptions of the treks, great photos, but the maps are basic.


Pumori, Everest - The Everest Trek in the Nepal Himalaya Yetizone book cover

4. The Everest Trek in the Nepal Himalaya (Yetizone)

by Ian Johnson. This very small lightweight book by yetizone.com contains detailed day by day itineraries for the treks from Jiri or Lukla to Gokyo and Kala Pattar. Although there are no photos, there are very good drawings of some of the mountain views.


Ama Dablam - Trekking Nepal A Travelers Guide book cover

Makalu poking up above a ridge - Trekking Mount Everest book cover

5. Trekking Nepal: A Traveler's Guide

by Stephen Bezruchka and Alonzo Lyons. This book contains detailed route descriptions of the Annapurna Sanctuary and Circuit, Gokyo and Everest, Makalu, Langtang, Gosainkund, Helambu, and some rare treks like Rara Lake. There are only a few maps that are basic overviews and not detailed. There are 16 pages of colour photos and many b/w photos.

6. Trekking Mount Everest

by Ryohei Uchida. Before I started my first trek in 1997, this great photo book was my favourite because, along with the text, it illustrated what I was going to see in great detail.


Annapurna South from moraine above Annapurna Base Camp - Trekking And Climbing in Nepal book cover

Researchers extract a section of ice core at 5800m on the Nangai Gosum Glacier with Everest, Lhotse and Nuptse behind  - Trekking And Climbing in Nepal book

7. Trekking And Climbing in Nepal

by Steve Razzetti. This book contains basic information on 25 treks in Nepal, including Humla to Mount Kailash, the Annapurna Sanctuary and Circuit, the Dhaulagiri Circuit, Jomsom to Mustang, Around Manaslu, Rolwaling, Gokyo and Everest, Makalu, and Kangchenjunga. It also contains descriptions of climbing 12 trekking peaks, including Pisang, Chulu, Ramdung, Lobuche East, Imja Tse, and Mera. The front cover is Annapurna South.

The book includes three pages on Jiri to Namche Bazaar, four pages to Everest Base Camp including Lobuche East trekking peak, three pages on Gokyo and Cho La, three pages on Periche to Imja Glacier including Imje Tse (Island peak) and Pokalde trekking peaks, five pages on Mera and Amphu Lapcha including Mera trekking peak.

The trekking route descriptions and maps are basic. The photos are very good.


K2 - Trekking in Himalayas book cover

Everest southwest face glows at sunset from Kala Pattar - Trekking in Himalayas book

8. Trekking in Himalayas

by Stefano Ardito. Published 2006. This trekking guidebook contains basic descriptions of 15 treks: Tirich Mir, Kafir Valleys, around Nanga Parbat, traversing the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers, K2, Zangskar, source of the Ganges, Kailash, Annapurna Sanctuary, around Annapurna, Mustang, Langtang and Helambu Valleys, Everest Nepal, Everest North ABC and Kangshung East Face, and Chomolhari. Each trek has an overview, useful information, a map and a day-by-day description. There are almost 250 photos. The cover is K2.

There are 14 pages on Everest Nepal from Lukla to Gokyo and Kala Pattar.

The maps are very good. The photos are very good, several by Galen Rowell.

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Everest Tibet Trekking Guidebooks


Prayer flags on Dolma La on Mount Kailash Kora - Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide book cover

Mount Everest North Face and Rongbuk Monastery - Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide book

1. Trekking in Tibet: A Traveler's Guide

by Gary McCue. Highly recommended! An excellent book detailing the popular treks like Everest North Base Camp and Kailash Kora, and less common treks like Everest North Advanced Base Camp, Everest East Kangshung Base Camp, Shishapangma South and North Base Camps, Cho Oyu Advanced Base Camp, and Menlungtse.


Pilgrim and Mount Kailash - Tibet (Lonely Planet) book cover

Tibet Footprint book cover

2. Tibet (Lonely Planet)

The right amount of detail, well written and accurate description of the Tingri to Everest North Base Camp trek.

3. Tibet Handbook: A Pilgrimage Guide

by Victor Chan. Over a thousand pages, extremely detailed travel and pilgrimage guide. Includes descriptions of both the North and East Kangshung treks, including good maps.


K2 - Trekking in Himalayas book cover

Everest North Face from base camp - Trekking in Himalayas book

4. Trekking in Himalayas

by Stefano Ardito. Published 2006. This trekking guidebook contains basic descriptions of 15 treks: Tirich Mir, Kafir Valleys, around Nanga Parbat, traversing the Biafo and Hispar Glaciers, K2, Zangskar, source of the Ganges, Kailash, Annapurna Sanctuary, around Annapurna, Mustang, Langtang and Helambu Valleys, Everest Nepal, Everest North ABC and Kangshung East Face, and Chomolhari. Each trek has an overview, useful information, a map and a day-by-day description. There are almost 250 photos. The cover is K2.

There are 10 pages on the trek from Rongbuk to Everest North Advanced Base Camp, and 4 pages on the trek from Kharta to Everest Kangshung Face in Tibet.

The maps are very good. The photos are very good, several by Galen Rowell.

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Everest External Links

For news on Everest expeditions, I check the following regularly:

There are many informational websites, with my favourites being:

There are many many trekking websites, with my favourites being:

I thoroughly enjoy reading other people's travelogues and looking through their photos. Here are my favourites:

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