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A NEPALESE JOURNEY: THE ESSENCE OF THE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT Andrew Stevenson 2002 1st US ed DJ Near Fine
By Stevenson, Andrew
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Seattle, The Mountaineers, 2002, 1st USA edition. 192 pp, 180+ color photos, maps. Original blue cloth large wide format hardcover with silver lettering on spine; with dust jacket. Book is 10 1/2'' wide and 9'' tall. Book and Jacket are Near Fine.

As this book is large we may request extra postage for Priority Mail or International Mail. 

Possibly the finest modern photo book and account of trekking the classic Annapurna Circuit and Sanctuary in Central Nepal. The book covers the classic trek from Pokhara, into the Annapurna Sanctuary, and then around Annapurna. More than a simple hike, the author explores the spiritual journey as well, through his encounters with locals and other trekkers. Many disenchanted Westerners have gone to the Himalayas in search of renewal, but few have written about the experience as perceptively or as intimately as Andrew Stevenson.

A traveler all his life, Stevenson responds to people and places with an openness unique to the cultural nomad. His portraits of the people of the Annapurnas, and of the fellow trekkers who intermittently shared his journey, are a delight, and his descriptions of the landscape, and the physical hardships of the trek, are enthralling. Like every travel book of quality, this is also the record of a spiritual journey, and Stevenson movingly records his impressions of the Buddhist teachings lived out around him. A richly rewarding read on every level. 


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