Lonely Planet Nepal (published August 2003)

Another pre-trip purchase, I opted for the Lonely Planet’s guide to Nepal over the Rough Guide’s mainly on the basis that the LP was published more recently, and so should be more up-to-date. Given the curtailment of our trip, and in particular the fact that we didn’t get to Pokhara, I didn’t really get to test out the book, but the background information and maps fpr Kathmandu and the places we explored in the Kathmandu valley were excellent…. and I’m certainly hanging onto my copy in anticipation of a return the Nepal, in more peaceful times.

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