ISBN-13: 9781463747657 / Angielski / Miękka / 2011 / 52 str.
This pristine trail (5 to 9 days) is an ideal choice for those seeking cultural interaction away from the popular, commercialized routes and can be conveniently combined with a visit to the World Heritage Site (Natural) of Chitwan National Park. The scenic route passes through mainly Chepang villages in the mid-hills that receive considerably fewer tourists than the traditional trekking areas. Himalayan panoramas from select viewpoints and village vistas are sensational and home stay enables a deeper cultural experience than can be had on more established routes. This book provides the essentials for entering the heart of Chepang country. Chepang have a distinct language that is of the Tibeto-Burman family and is one of a few, rare languages of the world that follow the duodecimal counting system with a base of twelve (rather than the decimal with a base of ten). Other ethnicities predominant along this route include the Giripuri (a subgroup of Chhetri which is a warrior caste that includes the former royal family), Magar, Bahun (Brahmin), and Newar. *Route descriptions includes exclusive new routes *Detailed maps *Side trips not found in other guidebooks *Glossary with practical vocabulary and key phrases *Cover Painting by Nicholas Roerich