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13 reisgidsen en landkaarten Bhutan

Fietsgids Bhutan

Fietsgids Himalaya by Bike  (Nepal - Tibet - India - Bhutan)   Trailblazer
Himalaya by Bike (Nepal - Tibet - India - Bhutan) Trailblazer (Engels) € 26.95

Ooit gedroomd van een fietstocht over de hoogste passen ter wereld, door de meest waanzinnige culturen, waar je echt nog een bezienswaardigheid bent? Dit is de gids waar het om gaat: vol met routes, informatie, de do's en don't's, weerplanner en ga zo maar door. Een perfect nalsagwerk om je reis voor te bereiden. Met bijvoorbeeld 73 kaarten en 80 foto's.

The Himalaya: the ultimate challenge for any adventurous biker. Not just the tallest mountains but also the highest roads in the world; passes over 5300m, climbs of over 50kms and a 4500m descent.

Classic rides – Karakoram Highway (Islamabad, Pakistan to Kashgar, China); Manali–Leh (western Indian Himalaya); Leh–Srinagar (Ladakh and Kashmir); Spiti and Kinnaur (western Indian Himalaya, on the Tibetan border); Bhutan (Paro to Samdrup Jongkhar); Sikkim; Friendship Highway (Lhasa, Tibet to Kathmandu, Nepal); plus Trans-Tibet routes: Kashgar to Lhasa and Lhasa to Zhongdian (Yunnan)

Pre-trip planning and choosing a bike – route options; when to go; getting there; visas and permits; costs and money; what to take; choosing and preparing a bike; health and safety

Route descriptions with detailed mapping – unique hand-drawn GPS maps show distances between villages, altitudes, places to eat and accommodation, water sources, fuel stations and points of interest along the way. Elevation profiles for each 100km section and route overview profiles to get you training!

Town guides – find a bed and a bite to eat in Islamabad, Kashgar, Manali, Leh, Srinagar, Shimla, Gangtok, Darjeeling, Lhasa, Shigatse, Kathmandu and Guwahati

Also includes motorcycling in northern India – since the level of practical detail required by cyclists will also appeal to motorcyclists a special section on northern India, the most popular area, is included [meer info/bestellen]

Fotoboek Bhutan

Fotoboek Bhutan   Edition Panorama   Harald N. Nestroy
Bhutan Edition Panorama Harald N. Nestroy (Duits - Engels) € 48.00

Schitterend fotoboek gemaakt door fotograaf Harald N. Nestroy van dit relatief onbekende land.

Since 1987, photographer and diplomat Harald N. Nestroy has travelled twelve times to all regions of the Buddhist kingdom Bhutan. This is all the more remarkable, since the Himalayan country that is so utterly unknown to us, allows only a few foreign visitors annually. In addition to breathtaking landscapes, Nestroy portrays monasteries and the people‘s everyday life. As the chairman of the society „Pro Bhutan“, Harald N. Nestroy is also very involved in world-wide efforts to support the "Land of the Thunder Dragon".

  • Size 31 x 15 cm
  • High-quality cloth bound with dust jacket
  • 160 pages with 100 full-page color photographs
  • With texts by Harald N. Nestroy in German and English
  • Designed by Designgruppe Fanz und Neumayer & Edition Panorama
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Fotoboek Bhutan - the land of Serenety   Matthieu Ricard - Thames  & Hudson   Matthieu Ricard
Bhutan - the land of Serenety Matthieu Ricard - Thames & Hudson Matthieu Ricard (Engels) € 17.95

Fotoboek in pocketformaat, daardoor zeer betaalbaar. Kwaliteit van de foto's blijft goed.

Tucked away between China and India in the heart of the Himalayas,Bhutan remains a uniquely distinct country. Few photographers havebeen granted permission to reside in this long-inaccessible kingdom,now a democracy, where life quietly unfolds to the rhythm of traditionsamid the magnificent, unspoiled landscape.Matthieu Ricard, a monk and photographer, spent eight years inBhutan with Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, a revered Tibetan Buddhistmaster, and has continued to return to the “land of the thunderdragon” throughout his life, discovering on each occasion anotherof its invaluable treasures. His experiences are recorded here inthis exceptionally beautiful book, a voyage to the heart of Bhutan,a land where spirituality and daily life are intimately linked. [meer info/bestellen]

Fotoboek - Cultuurgids Bhutan

Cultuurboek - Fotoboek Bhutan: Mountain Fortress of the Gods   Serindia publications
Cultuurboek - Fotoboek Bhutan: Mountain Fortress of the Gods Serindia publications (Engels) € 14.95

The Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, a country the size of Switzerland with a population of around 600,000, is presented in this book through the eyes of nine western and Bhutanese academics. The text first presents the heritage of this last-surviving Mahayana Buddhist kingdom, its topography, fauna and flora, and its ethnic and linguistic diversity.

Traditional arts and crafts, and architecture, as well as Bhutan's state and popular religion are also described. The book endorses the view that many Bhutanese have of their own country as a small independent nation between powerful neighbours where Buddhist values guide everyday life, and those in power have a special relationship with gods and saints. Despite the worldwide tendencies towards cultural homogenization and globalization, Bhutan is today in a strong position to survive as an integral culture.

From a detailed historical survey that takes the reader up to the present day, the book then introduces the challenges Bhutan faces while trying to keep its cultural heritage and environment intact. Three decades of development have had an impact on the kingdom which has moved rapidly into the 21st century, leading many Bhutanese to conclude that economic development is no substitute for a sense of cultural and national identity to guarantee the country's independence.

Part 1 The country and its heritage: the lay of the land, Gerald Navara; ethnic mosaic - peoples of Bhutan, Francoise Pommaret; from fortress to farmhouse - a living architecture, Marc Dujardin; a village in central Bhutan, Martin Brauen; the 13 traditional crafts, Barry Ison. Part 2 Bhutanese Buddhism: religion and rituals, Mynak Tulku; gods and sacred mountains, Christian Schicklgruber. Part 3 History and nationhood: the birth of a nation, Francoise Pommaret; the way to the throne, Francoise Pommaret. Part 4 A nation on the move: tradition and development, Karma Ura; women in the city, Kunzang Choden [meer info/bestellen]

Reisgids Bhutan

Reisgids Bhutan   Edition Erde
Bhutan Edition Erde (Duits) € 24.50

Mooie, kleurrijke en volledige reisgids van Bhutan. Duitstalig. Met veel fotomateriaal en informatie over de cultuur, kunst en religie.

Bhutan? Wo ist denn das? Dies ist eine übliche Reaktion in Zusammenhang mit einem Land, von dem die meisten Europäer noch nie gehört haben. Das zu den am wenigsten erschlossenen Reiseländern der Welt zählende Bhutan, versteckt zwischen Indien und China, hat etwa die gleiche Größe wie die Schweiz, dabei aber mit weniger als 700 000 Einwohnern nur etwa ein Zehntel soviel Bevölkerung.

In dem vorliegenden Band wird das kleine Königreich im östlichen Himalaya in einer komplett überarbeiteten Ausgabe umfassend vorgestellt. Da das Land alljährlich nur sehr wenige Touristen aufnimmt, um so die Umwelt und die traditionellen Werte zu bewahren, hat das Land seinen ursprünglichen Charme behalten und die Zeit scheint in Bhutan stehengeblieben zu sein. Für den Bhutan-Besucher ist es das wirkliche Shangri-La, ein mythisches Land.

Dieser Reiseführer vermittelt einen umfangreichen Einblick in die Geschichte, Religion, Wirtschaft, Geographie und Kultur des Landes und gibt dabei tiefergehende Informationen als die üblichen Publikationen dieser Art.

Im Reiseteil unternimmt die Autorin einen informativen Streifzug durch das faszinierende und geheimnisvolle Innere des Landes und beschreibtdie kulturellen Sehenswürdigkeiten ebenso wie die landschaftlichen Schönheiten und Besonderheiten der unterschiedlichen Regionen. Dabei werden auch verschiedene landestypische Aspekte in einzelnen Kapiteln behandelt, wie z.B. die bhutanesische Medizin oder Papierherstellung und Buchkunst.

In den Beschreibungen entfaltet sich der Zauber dieser Region, dem sich kaum jemand entziehen kann. Man begegnet eigentümlicher Architektur, imposanten Naturschauplätzen und faszinierenden Menschen.

Die praktischen Reiseinformationen von A bis Z, ein kleiner Sprachführer der Landessprache Dzongkha und ein umfangreiches Glossar mit beispielsweise kulinarischen Anmerkungen und Hinweisen auf weiterführende Literatur machen den Reiseführer zu einem unentbehrlich Handbuch für den interessierten Touristen. [meer info/bestellen]

Reisgids Bhutan   Lonely Planet
Bhutan Lonely Planet (Engels) € 22.95

De perfecte reisgids voor zowel de georganiseerde als de zelfstandige reiziger. Naast een algemene inleiding van het land / streek vol met praktische informatie over hoe je er het beste kunt reizen: slapen, eten, vervoer, excursies ... alles kun je er in vinden. Engelstalig.

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 au-thors
  • 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 architec-ture essay

Coverage includes: Planning chapters, Thimphu, Western Bhutan, Western Bhutan, Eastern Bhutan, Treks, Understand Bhutan and Survival chapters. [meer info/bestellen]

Reisgids Te gast in Bhutan  - Informatie Verre Reizen  978946016033
Te gast in Bhutan - Informatie Verre Reizen 978946016033 € 8.95

De landenserie TE GAST IN is uitgebreid met een uitgave over Bhutan. Het is de eerste Nederlandstalige reisuitgave over het Himalaya koninkrijk. De eerste exemplaren van deze uitgave zijn zaterdag 26 februari j.l. in ontvangst genomen door de heer Sonam Tobden Rabgye, ambassadeur van Bhutan in Brussel, en Erica Terpstra, overtuigd boeddhist en binnenkort voor Omroep Max op reis in Bhutan. Dat gebeurde tijdens de jaarlijkse Bhutan-dag die dit jaar in Scheveningen plaatsvond. Het boekje werd overhandigd door Cécile de Boer, samenstelster van de uitgave, die vijf jaar in Bhutan heeft gewoond.

Bhutan is in meerdere opzichten een bijzondere reisbestemming. Met de visie van Bruto Nationaal Geluk profileert het land zich al jaren met duurzame ontwikkeling. Door van elke bezoeker een verplichte dagelijkse reissom te eisen, lukt het de overheid de toeristenstroom in de hand te houden. Niet voor niets dat Bhutan wel The last Shangri La wordt genoemd.

Verwevenheid cultuur en religie
Wat direct opvalt is het boeddhisme dat alom aanwezig is. In dzongs (kloosterburchten), lakhangs (tempeltjes) en in huizen komen we voortdurend de manifestaties van de Boeddha tegen. Ook overal aanwezig zijn de fallussymbolen die verwijzen naar lama Drukpa Kunley, een populaire heilige uit de vijftiende eeuw, die op onorthodoxe wijze de boeddhistische leer verspreidde. Dat religie en cultuur innig met elkaar verweven zijn merken we tijdens de tshechu's, de kleurrijke festivals, waarbij monniken zowel de boeddhistische leer als oude mythen en legendes uitbeelden.

Gho's en kira's
Bijzonder in Bhutan is de traditionele wijze waarop de bevolking gekleed is. Veel mannen dragen gho's terwijl vrouwen stijlvolle kira's dragen. Deze manier van kleding is mede een uitvloeisel van de One Nation One People-politiek uit 1988, waarmee de overheid bepaalde dat iedere Bhutanees zich moest aanpassen aan de culturele gedrags- en kledingvoorschriften van de Drukpa, de etnische groep die op politiek en cultureel gebied altijd het meest bepalend is geweest.

Beschermd natuurgebied
Natuurbescherming is een belangrijke pijler van het Bruto Nationaal Geluk principe voor ontwikkeling in Bhutan. De regering heeft ruim 40 procent van het land aangewezen als beschermd natuurgebied. Voor natuurliefhebbers valt er in Bhutan dan ook veel te genieten. Het land kent een uitgebreid netwerk van voetpaden dat sinds eeuwen dalen met elkaar verbindt. Na een trektocht over soms uitdagende passen worden we beloond met uitzicht op de Himalaya-toppen. En na afloop van de trekking is het genieten in een hot-stone bath. [meer info/bestellen]

Reisgids / Travelguide Bhutan

Reisgids Travelguide Odyssey Bhutan
Travelguide Odyssey Bhutan (Engels) € 25.95

Mooie algemene reisgids over het land met veel thematische hoofdstukken. Weinig praktische info, des te meer achtergrondverhalen, reisgids en veel illustraties. Engels.

On the rooftop of the world, shoe-horned into the Grand Himalayas, Bhutan - or Thunder Dragon - is a fiercely independent kingdom. Isolated, charming, peaceful and religious, the Bhutanese are a pragmatic, sensitive people who take from the West what will benefit their country and leave the rest. Only 4,000 tourists will visit the kingdom in any one year and they are strictly monitored by a government that cares deeply for its people, environment and heritage. The countryside is pristine, the lifestyle and culture have been preserved for centuries, and the love of life is abundant among the people. Few outsiders know Bhutan as intimately as Francoise Pommaret; her guidebook takes you on an incredible journey of discovery and adventure; her love of the people and the place shines through; her in-depth knowledge helps aid our understanding of why this unique land has long remained one of Asia's deepest mysteries and best-kept secrets.

“...Colorful, practical guide, well illustrated with many astonishing photographs. Provides an in-depth general introduction to this kingdom's history, culture and ecology, with a comprehensive itinerary ranging from the major cities to the remotest monasteries. Special sections on selected topics, plus literary excerpts, including J. Claude White on an inter-sex mudfight....” - Traveller

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Reisverhaal Bhutan

Reisverhaal Hidden Bhutan: Entering the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon   Armchair Traveller
Hidden Bhutan: Entering the Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon Armchair Traveller (Engels) € 11.95

In 2006, Time magazine listed the King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuk, as one of the 100 'leaders and revolutionaries' who are changing our world today. Yet it was only in the 1960s that the first road linking The Kingdom of the Thunder Dragon with India was opened, and since 1974 only a strictly limited number of tourists have been allowed to visit each year. Martin Uitz, a renowned expert on Bhutan, describes how the Bhutanese, in pursuit of the principle of 'Gross National Happiness', are carefully moving towards a more modern future, including a constitution and democracy, whilst preserving their traditional society and attempting to conserve the environment. Uitz made many fascinating discoveries in this enigmatic Kingdom. He was able to explain why the only traffic light was taken out of service, why six men are not allowed to go on a journey together, and what the subtle eroticism of a traditional hot-stone bath is all about. Along the way he also discovered that the Bhutanese hills are more alive with Edelweiss than the hills around his native Salzburg. [meer info/bestellen]

Vogelgids Bhutan

Vogelgids A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of India   John Beaufoy   Bikram Grewal,Garima Bhatia
A Naturalist's Guide to the Birds of India John Beaufoy Bikram Grewal,Garima Bhatia (Engels) € 17.95

This easy-to-use identification guide to the 280 bird species most commonly seen in India is perfect for resident and visitor alike.

High quality photographs from one of India's top nature photographers are accompanied by detailed species descriptions which include nomenclature, size, distribution, habits and habitat. The user-friendly introduction covers geography and climate, vegetation, opportunities for naturalists and the main sites for viewing the listed species. Also included is an all-important checklist of all of the birds of India encompassing, for each species, its common and scientific name as well as its vernacular name, its status in each state as well as its global IUCN status as at 2013. [meer info/bestellen]

Vogels India - Nepal - Sri Lanka, Birds of the Indian Subcontinent   Helm field guide
Vogels India - Nepal - Sri Lanka, Birds of the Indian Subcontinent Helm field guide (Engels) € 45.00

This is the second edition of the authors' groundbreaking Birds of the Indian Subcontinent (1998) and covers all the bird species found in India, Pakistian, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the Maldives. The plates face the descriptions and maps for quick at-a-glance reference. Many of the plates have been repainted for this edition and a number of new species added. This guide also provides tables, summarising identification features of particularly difficult groups such as nightjars, warblers and rosefinches.

"[...] Overall, Birds of the Indian Subcontinent is an excellent piece of work and a very welcome field guide, and I am greatly looking forward to using it on my upcoming trip to Arunachal Pradesh and Assam. Comprehensive and authoritative, this is an indispensable guide for anyone birding anywhere in the Indian Subcontinent."

- Frank Lambert (22-02-2012), read the full review at The Birder's Library

"The Indian subcontinent, always exciting for visitors, is no less exciting for birders. Since publication of these authors’ handbook to the region in 1998 (and the pocket guide derived from it in 1999, both published by Helm), the discovery of serendib scops Owl Otus thilohoffmanni in Sri Lanka and bugun liocichla Liocichla bugunorum in Arunachal Pradesh have fired the imagination and added to the area’s allure. Between these far-flung extremities, over 1300 species have been recorded within the countries covered: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives. Many interesting taxa have been elevated to species level with probably more soon to follow. In addition, our ever-increasing knowledge of identification, behaviour and distribution all amply justify a new and revised edition.

Birders will however be understandably wary of yet another Helm guide to the region. A series of regional guides to the subcontinent, published since the pocket guide, added nothing to the original volume. There is no excuse for such lazy publishing and with a number of other field guides now on the market, the visiting birder has a choice of which to take. To regain its former pre-eminent position among these, this new edition will have required much work.

With 528 pages to the pocket guide’s 384, the extra space is both welcome and well used. The commonly encountered starlings and mynas, for example, are now displayed over three plates rather than two cramped ones. This has also enabled the distribution maps to be placed alongside the species accounts whereas before they were often annoyingly distant. Many species have been repainted for this edition and the maps revised, both being enlarged and largely for the better. The species accounts too have been largely rewritten, the identification section comparing similar species – often a great improvement on the brief texts of the pocket guide (where separating grasshopper warbler Locustella naevia and Pallas’ grasshopper warbler L. certhiola was covered in two lines without mentioning tertials!). I would have liked to see more information in the habitat and habits section, often a good clue to identification, but this is invariably very brief. Altitudinal range could have been included for montane birds, the Himalayan avifauna being a major component. It is included for the very similar green-crowned Seicercus burkii and whistler’s warblers S. whistleri, which are separated by altitude, in the breeding season at least, and thus is useful in identifying them. Field users will also be relieved to find that the families appear in a modern yet orthodox order, the taxonomy adopted by the pocket guide being too unfamiliar to allow easy use.

Much as the original books were a vast improvement on anything that was available before, so it is with this guide. The authors and artists additional and welcome hard work has resulted in better plates, text and maps incorporating all known and possible splits and much other new information, rendering this single volume pretty much indispensable to a birder travelling in the subcontinent. [meer info/bestellen]

Wandelgids Bhutan

Cicerone wandelgids Bhutan - a trekker's guide
Cicerone wandelgids Bhutan - a trekker's guide (Engels) € 21.95

Bijozndere uitgave van deze gerenommeerde wandelgidsen-uitgever: vol met dagtochten en meerdaagse trekkings in dit fascinerende koninkrijk. Praktische informatie als route, zwaarte etc en schetsmatig kaartmateriaal. [meer info/bestellen]

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