For centuries the inspirational spires of the Himalaya have been a magical draw for mystics, sages, hermits and pilgrims. Today the fascination with these high mountains continues for trekkers, climbers, naturalists, explorers and the curious, all seeking a new experience. Secretive and serene, the Nepal Himalaya are a fairytale wonderland of picturesque villages, tremendous terraced hillsides, precipitous canyons, forest-filled valleys, pristine nature, quaint Buddhist monasteries and colourful Hindu temples. The hardy, vibrant people could not be more charming as hosts, guides, porters, yak herders and fellow travellers on the myriad of trails. The Nepal Himalaya hide untold treasures. Their sacred, soaring sentinels promise an adventure without equal. Including an in-depth description of the cultural wealth of the country, this new comprehensive, indispensable guide details the popular as well as the less well-known trekking trails of the Nepal Himalaya.