After much political unrest, tourism to Nepal is again on the rise as a travel destination and this is a timely fully updated edition of one of the most respected and authoritative guides to Nepal. New features of the 8th edition include expanded coverage of areas outside of the primary trekking routes, as well as of less-travelled routes near the main trekking areas. There is new 'DIY' information for independent exploring: how to make contact with villagers, use local maps, find porters and guides, understand pricing guidelines, and arrange travel necessities such as water purification and meals. There are new details on trekking in the Everest, Annapurna and Langtang regions. Co-written by veteran Nepal trekkers with more than 60 combined years of experience in the region, this 8th edition reflects the most current political information and includes both popular and lesser-known trekking destinations.