Outdoor adventurers trekking in the Himalayas will find National Geographic's Everest Base Camp Adventure Map an essential tool while preparing for their ascent up the world's highest mountain. This expertly researched map covers with unparalleled detail the area from the town of Lukla, through Sagarmatha National Park to Mt. Everest's South Base Camp located in Nepal, including major and minor trek routes, topographical information and points of interest. The neighboring Makalu Barun National Park is covered along with sections of the Mahalangur, Hinku and Kyashar Himals and the China-Nepal Border.
An index of places, passes, lakes and peaks, including Mt. Everest, will help you find both destinations and obstacles along on your adventure. Topographic information such as contour lines, elevations, mapped peaks and passes, water features, glaciers and forested areas will aid in your navigation. Other pinpointed features include with airports, campsites, lodging facilities, temples, monasteries, chortens, caves, waterfalls, hot springs and settlements. A multi-lingual legend (in English, German, French and Italian) will assist in your communication with international explorers.
The reverse side displays a map of Nepal in its entirety along with inset maps the Kathmandu region and of the Thamel neighborhood. These inset maps show roads, hotels, embassies and consulates, police stations, banks, shopping complexes, hospitals and places of worship. Included also is background information about visiting and trekking in Nepal.
Every Adventure Map is printed on durable synthetic paper, making them waterproof, tear-resistant and tough — capable of withstanding the rigors of international travel.