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Yak on track : an unforgettable adventure in the last Himalayan kingdom

Author :  Heather McNeice

Product Details

  • Country Australia
  • Publisher Affirm Press
  • ISBN9781925712483
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2018
  • Bib. Info276 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, map, colour portraits ; 24 cm
  • CategoriesDU - Oceania (South Seas)
  • Product Weight415 gms.
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It seemed like a good idea to Heather at the time: organise a challenging trek to raise funds for the education of young girls in Bhutan. Heather had walked through the Himalayas before, so how hard could it be on the trail to Lunana, Bhutan's most remote and inhospitable plateau? On the 240-kilometre trek across the roof of the world, she discovers that 'hard' doesn't even come close. Along with her friend Krista, likeminded lover of mountains and margaritas, Heather sets off into a landscape of savage, untamed beauty with a team of eccentric guides, an opportunistic dog and far too many horses. As they move deeper into these sacred mountains - where yetis are feared and only yaks feel truly at ease - they face blizzards, dodge avalanches and see their crew struck down by altitude sickness and snow blindness: trials and tribulations that could stop even the most experienced adventurer in their tracks. Their reward is a rare glimpse of life in the last Shangri-La. At its heart, this book is a love song to Bhutan and its people, an intimate portrait of the only remaining Buddhist kingdom of the Himalayas. McNeice, Heather -- Travel -- Bhutan. | McNeice, Heather -- Travel -- Himalaya Mountains. | Fund raising. | Walking -- Bhutan -- Anecdotes. | Bhutan -- Description and travel. | Australian

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