Solu Khumbu: The Trek to Everest (2002)
A candid and unsparing account of a great outdoor adventure. It's a depiction from ground level, step by step, day by day, of what it's actually like to walk the Solu-Khumbu along the steep, terraced slopes of central Nepal to the icy elevations of Kala Patthar and the remarkable Gokyo Lakes. For those who have been there, for those who plan to go, for those who prefer to remain at home, this book offers a stunning vision of one of the world's spectacular destinations.
Conger Beasley Jr. contributes an illuminating introduction to the history and culture of Nepal.