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Description - Tibet Footprint Handbook by Gyurme Djore

The 4th edition of Footprint's critically acclaimed guide to Tibet will help you navigate your way around this slow-paced plateau the size of Western Europe. With detailed listings of where to eat and sleep, plus comprehensive and authoritative culture and history sections this is the ultimate guidebook for those wishing to do more than merely scratch the surface of the highest region on earth. Written by a leading Tibetan expert Foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama Comprehensive coverage of the whole of Tibet, including the lesser travelled eastern provinces of Kham and Amdo Detailed practical information on the five gateway cities to the Tibetan plateau, including Kathmandu

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781906098322
ISBN-10: 1906098328
Format: Hardback
(185mm x 120mm x 36mm)
Pages: 880
Imprint: Footprint Travel Guides
Publisher: Footprint Travel Guides
Publish Date: 24-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gyurme Djore

Gyurme Dorje was born in Edinburgh in 1950. He holds a PhD in Tibetan Literature (SOAS, 1987) and a Masters degree in Sanskrit with Oriental Studies (Edinburgh, 1971). For over thirty years he has been continuously engaged in both classical and modern Tibetan studies, translating primary sources and conducting fieldwork throughout the Tibetan plateau. Following more than ten years residence among Tibetan communities of North India and Nepal, Gyurme subsequently led forty-two expeditions and cultural tours to the Utsang, Kham, Amdo and Gyarong regions of Tibet from 1985 onwards. Most of these have been under the auspices of Trans Himalaya, which he founded in 1989 with the intention of pioneering diverse overland routes to Lhasa through Eastern Tibet.