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Lonely Planet, 2005 - Travel - 360 pages
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All New Highlights and planning sections Practical directory Itineraries Easy-to-use maps Cross-referencing throughout Lonely Planet indisputably makes the most far-flung destinations seem instantly accessible Shangri-la, the Land of Snows, the roof of the world: the magical, mysterious Buddhist kingdom of Tibet is without doubt one of the world's most remarkable places. Whether you seek spiritual enlightenment or a close-up look at the world's highest mountains, Lonely Planet will guide you on your quest. * Make a Voyage of Discovery with our comprehensive coverage of the Tibetan plateau including western Sichuan and the gateway cities of Kathmandu and Chengdu * Go Deeper - Decipher the deities and uncover the concepts with the help of our special chapter on Tibetan Buddhism * Pace Yourself - Our expert trekking chapter takes you on Tibet's most spectacular routes - walk in the footsteps of nomads, pilgrims and the conquerors of Everest * Make Your Own Way with the help of detailed transport information and over 50 maps * Work the Bureaucracy - Thorough advice on getting visas and permits.

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Bradley Mayhew graduated in Oriental Studies (Chinese) from Wadham College, Oxford University. He has traveled and trekked across Chinese and Russian Central Asia, Tibet, Iran and Ladakh. He has led adventure tours along the Silk Road and is the author/co-author of numerous Lonely Planet guides, including "Pakistan & the Karakoram Highway, Tibet, The Indian Himalaya" and "Southwest China". Mayhew lives in Montana, when not "on the road.

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