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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but dated, 30 Aug 2010
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This review is from: Trekking in Ladakh (Trailblazer) (Paperback)
If you're travelling to Ladakh this is essential and it gives good practical advice.

Only real downside is that it is getting dated being produced in 2004. If you're going on a guided trek (I went with Exodus in 2010) you could probably get away with just this book. If you're self-guiding I recommend also getting the Lonely Planet guide to the Indian Himalaya which has just had a new edition, although it covers a wider area so has less detail on Ladakh, so between the two plus some maps you should have enough info. Actually a good idea to get both anyway - let's face it, how often are you going to go to Ladakh so you want to get the most out of the trip.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As far as I know, the best that's out there, 4 May 2007
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J. Rose "Rosie" (Cardiff, UK) - See all my reviews
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We bought this in the book shop in Leh, August 2006. A really invaluable aid especially for the baby trek from Likir to Temisgam where you don't really need a pony man.

The maps are, apart from the odd missing bridge (Ladakh had some very heavy rains last year), very clear and accurate.

Charlie also has some very good advice as regards respecting local custom. And the odd ladaki phrase came in useful if only to bring a smile to the faces of the some locals.

Overall, excellent. We will be using it this year trekking up in the Nubra Valley :)
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great help, 28 Dec 2005
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This review is from: Trekking in Ladakh (Trailblazer) (Paperback)
On a visit to Ladakh in 2004 I came across this book at a local guest house and was fortunate enough to borrow it for my time in Ladakh. I only did a couple of the simpler trails that are detailed in the book, but without guides even the simplest of trails in Ladakh could become tricky.
All the routes are illustrated with hand-drawn maps, which for a real map-lover such as myself, were suprising easy to read and provided essential pointers about directions to take at certain points. My time in Ladakh was too short, and when I arrived back in the UK I immediately bought this book and am planning another trip as soon as time will allow.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best trekking guide to the region, 24 Nov 2011
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This is the best TREKKING guidebook on Ladakh available, and is likely to remain valuable for many years as not much changes in the treks of this region, even if new roads are built and construction continues in the towns.

The format is small enough to fit in your pocket as you trek and the bound edition ensures durability. Practically all treks in the regions are described in details, and excellent hand drawn maps complete job.

You also get intro chapters on India and planning tips.

The LP book is a good complement, I would get both.
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