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Milestone Himalayan Series' Markha Valley is a comprehensive illustrated handbook for this popular Ladakh trek with a detailed 1:200,000 trail map and over 70 color photographs.


The guidebook has detailed route descriptions, accompanied by photographs, with 'Basic Info' boxes summarising each day's trek.

There is also, of course, practical advice on planning and organizing the trek with a chapter on how to tackle medical emergencies.

Plus background reading on the history and culture of the Markha Valley, and on the lifestyle of the people who live in this arid, remote region.

And a detailed look into the philosophy, deities, rituals and history of Lamaist Buddhism, the religion that is practiced here.
Reproduced on the right is the guidebook's Contents page.
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Markha Valley
Trekking Maps and Complete Guide
by Partha S Banerjee

First published 2006
This Second Edition printed in 2009

Published by Milestone Books, India

ISBN 978-81-903270-3-9

Paperback, printed on art paper
Pages 57
Size 5.5" x 10.5" / 14 x 26.7 cm
Weight 180 gm / 6.3 oz

Price US $ 9.60
(plus Shipping & Handling)
Price in India Rs. 425
(plus Rs 75 for Shipping & Handling)
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About the Author

The guidebook’s writer, Partha S Banerjee, is a journalist, travel writer and photographer for whom the Himalayas has been a lifelong passion. Based in Calcutta, India, he has trekked all across the Himalayas, from Ladakh to Himachal and Uttarkhand, from Nepal to Sikkim and Arunachal, usually accompanied by his wife Shoma, and occasionally his sister Shuvra.

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