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Gyurme - Bhutan Handbook,
uitg.: Footprint Handbooks (2e ed.okt.2010), ISBN 9781907263088,
gebonden, 352 blz., UITVERKOCHT - niet meer leverbaar
Footprint's 2nd edition Bhutan Handbook will give travellers everything they need to know in order to fully experience this relatively unknown country. A tiny Himalayan Kingdom, Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon, is mysterious, beautiful and fascinating in equal measure. This bastion of Tibetan Buddhism has become synonymous with trekking, hiking, incredible temples and is so untouched by mass-tourism that travellers really will feel like they've experienced another world. Footprint's long-awaited and totally revised 2nd edition Bhutan Handbook, written by expert author Gyurme Dorje, provides in-depth coverage of the country's cultural and religious heritage plus fantastic planning and essentials sections. The ultimate companion for intrepid travellers, it will ensure they get the most from their trip to this independent and undeveloped region.
Bart - Bhutan: a trekker's guide: 22 multi-day treks including the Lunana 'Snowman' Trek, Jhomolhari, Druk Path and Dagala treks
, uitg.: Cicerone (3e ed.2018), ISBN 9781852849191,
paperback, 331 blz., bevat 27 treks van 2 tot 24 dagen en 32 landkaartjes in kleur, Ä26,90
Bhutan is an ideal destination for trekkers wishing to experience the magic of the Himalaya without the commercialism. Although independent trekking is not permitted, it can nonetheless prove difficult to obtain information.
This guide describes 22 official treks and a handful of trek variants, with comprehensive advice about planning and preparation and plentiful cultural information to enhance any visit. Included are the classic Lunana 'Snowman' Trek, the Jhomolhari and Dagala Treks, and the Druk Path, as well as many other treks - both well-established trails and other routes of a more exploratory nature, venturing into remote and seldom-visited areas of the country.
You will find thorough coverage of all the practicalities, with notes on trekking seasons, outfitters, transport, accommodation and food, ethics and etiquette, equipment and medical considerations (including safety at altitude). The guide also offers a fascinating insight into Bhutanese mountain life, from local superstitions and beliefs to plants, wildlife and yak husbandry. Route description is presented alongside sketch mapping and information on local points of interest. Trekking here is a truly unique experience, promising memories that will last a lifetime.
* LEVI, Erin Ė Guide to Bhutan, uitg.: Bradt Travel Guides (okt.2017), ISBN 9781841625607, paperback, 336 blz., bevat 53 kaarten/plattegronden, Ä25,90 NOG NIET VERSCHENEN - VERSCHIJNING UITGESTELD TOT [ONBEPAALD]
A proudly independent and peaceful Buddhist kingdom, Bhutan is back on the tourist trail after decades of self-isolation. A country of spectacular biodiversity, Bhutan has over 678 recorded species of birdlife and 200 species of mammal, including the Bengal tiger and red panda. Bradt's Bhutan is the most up-to-date guide available and the only guidebook to devote a chapter to the southern region of the country and also a detailed wildlife section. With the limit on inbound tourists lifted and the recent launch of a second airline and 12 new trekking routes, there has never been a better or easier time to visit this breathtaking Himalayan kingdom.
* LONELY PLANET
(7e ed. maart 2020), ISBN 9781787013483,
paperback, 304 blz., 39 kaarten en plattegronden, Ä21,50
Bhutan, known as the 'Land of the Thunder Dragon', is a Himalayan kingdom where the best of traditional culture thrives and the latest sustainable developments are enthusiastically em-braced. Inspirational images, destination highlights and recommendations from our expert authors. Planning features and top itineraries to help you plan the perfect trip. Local secrets and hidden travel gems that will make your trip unique. Plus trip-booking tips, trekking guide, Buddhism in Bhutan chapter and Illustrated architecture essay.
Inside Lonely Planet Bhutan Travel Guide: Colour maps and images throughout. Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests.
Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble.
Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Thimphu, Western Bhutan, Western Bhutan, Eastern Bhutan, Treks, Understand Bhutan and Survival chapters.
FranÁoise - Bhutan: Himalayan Mountain Kingdom
, uitg.: Odyssey (7e ed.2018), ISBN 9789622178786,
paperback, 320 blz., bevat 74 kleurenfoto's en 5 kaarten, Ä21,95
Situated in the eastern Himalayas, surrounded by powerful neighbours (India and China), Bhutan is for many, Shangri-la, a mythical country hidden in the mountains. Little populated and the size of Switzerland, it has an undeniable charm and magic, according to Bhutan aficionados.
Little populated - less than a million inhabitants - and the size of Switzerland, it has an undeniable charm and magic, according to Bhutan aficionados. Farmers for the most part, the Bhutanese practise Tibetan Buddhism, the state religion, which plays an important role in their daily lives. They are justly proud of never having been colonized. Furthermore, to protect local and traditional values, the government exercises a very restrictive policy regarding tourism. This policy shelters Bhutan wisely from the tourist hustle and bustle.
Karma & Dorji Wangchuk - Bhutan:Culture Smart! The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
, uitg.: Kuperard (2021), ISBN 9781787022522,
paperback, 168 blz., Ä13,90
The tiny Kingdom of Bhutan, at the eastern end of the Himalayas, nestles between the giant nation states of China and India. Often called the ďLand of the Thunder Dragon,Ē it remained secluded until recent times, its towering mountains and lush green valleys virtually unvisited by the outside world, evoking a sense of mystery and wonder. The first ever ďtouristĒ set foot in Bhutan in 1974, when the country formally opened its doors to outsiders, and was followed by the introduction of television and new technology at the turn of the twenty-first century.
A sovereign country throughout the ages, Bhutan is now establishing its place on the world stage and demonstrating leadership on climate and environmental issues. It is determined to maintain its Buddhist culture and way of life as it evolves and adapts to political change and economic challenges. Its unique development policy of ďGross National Happiness,Ē which measures progress not through material gain but on a happiness scale, is generating global interest.
The abundant hospitality of the Bhutanese, the variety of Bhutanís ancient monasteries and colorful festivals, and its near-perfect ecosystem and natural beauty never fail to reward the traveler. Culture Smart! Bhutan will give you a deeper insight into the countryís history, values, customs, and age-old traditions. It highlights changes in peopleís attitudes and behavior as the country modernizes, and provides practical guidance on how to develop a rapport with the Bhutanese, and translate that into meaningful friendships and business opportunities.
Mathieu - Bhutan: The Land of Serenity
, uitg.: Thames & Hudson Ltd. (7e ed.2018), ISBN 9780500290446,
paperback, 232 blz., UITVERKOCHT - NIET MEER LEVERBAAR
Nearly thirty years ago, Matthieu Ricard, a monk and photographer, went to Bhutan to study with a highly revered Tibetan Buddhist master. He spent eight years in Bhutan with him, and has continued to return to the 'land of the thunder dragon' - or Druk-yul as Bhutan is known in Bhutanese - discovering on each occasion another of its invaluable treasures. As a Buddhist monk, he has not only witnessed private religious ceremonies, the life of a great Buddhist master, and exceptional works of art, but has also participated in the daily lives of villagers.
* GRIMMETT et al - Helm Field Guides: Birds of Bhutan
, uitg.: Helm Bloomsbury (feb.2019), ISBN 9781472941886,
paperback, 416 blz., Ä42,50
The nation of Bhutan and the Indian states of Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh together form the eastern arm of the Himalayas. This book is the definitive field guide to the birds of this magical corner of Asia.
Covers all 809 species that regularly occur in the region, including most vagrants.
152 superb colour plates, with text on facing pages for quick and easy reference.
Concise text covering identification, voice, habits, habitats, distribution and status.
Introduction includes information habitats, birding sites and conservation.
* DAS, Britta - Koninkrijk in de wolken, uitg.: Rainbow Zilver Maarten Muntinga (2011), ISBN 9789041763426, pocket, 306 blz., UITVERKOCHT - NIET MEER LEVERBAAR
Een jonge vrouw maakt een moedige droom waar: Britta Das gaat een jaar werken als fysiotherapeut in het boeddhistische Bhutan in de Himalaya Ė daar waar de mensen haar kennis harder nodig hebben dan thuis in Canada. Op boeiende wijze vertelt ze over de problemen die ze aanvankelijk heeft om de mentaliteit van de mensen te begrijpen, en over haar groeiende liefde voor dit land dat zo wordt bepaald door een mysterieuze, spirituele cultuur. Langzaam begint Britta te begrijpen hoe zeer Ė door middel van toerisme en televisie Ė de oprukkende westerse beschaving het leven van de mensen radicaal verandert. Wanneer Britta de Indiase arts Bikul leert kennen, verandert ook haar eigen leven ingrijpend.
In Koninkrijk in de wolken beschrijft Britta Das met veel inlevingsvermogen de schoonheid van Bhutan, zijn eeuwenoude tradities en de lotgevallen van zijn inwoners.
* World Mapping Project, Bhutan 1:250.000, ISBN 9783831773336, landkaart gedrukt op Polyart: super scheurvast en waterproof! Ä11,95
* ITMB, Bhutan 1:350.000/ 1:1,3m, Travel Reference Map (2016), ISBN9781771290845, Ä11,95
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