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Description - Shangri-La by Michael Buckley

Shangri-La is one of the most evocative myths of our time -so powerful that it has entered the dictionary as a synonym for paradise.As myths go, it is a young one: Shangri-La made its debut with the 1933 publication of British author James Hilton's novel, Lost Horizon. No sooner was Shangri-La created by Hilton than a host of places staked claims to being the real location that inspired the book. This guide to the mythical site of Shangri-La is rooted in the glorious reality of the Himalaya, encompassing parts of southwest China, Tibet, Bhutan, Nepal, Sikkim and Ladakh. It forms a concise guide to the most remote areas of the region, with a focus on major mountain peaks, and some well-chosen treks in each area. Practical information and maps will ensure that visitors can make the most of their trip to this other-worldly destination, while armchair readers can browse and dream...

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841622040
ISBN-10: 1841622044
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 135mm x 12mm)
Pages: 200
Imprint: Bradt Travel Guides
Publisher: Bradt Travel Guides
Publish Date: 30-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Michael Buckley

Michael Buckley has travelled widely in the Himalayan region, trekking and mountain-biking in many remote areas. He's the author of Tibet: the Bradt Travel Guide.

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