Books & maps

Below you'll find a range of books and maps available from Andean Trails to help you get the most out of your South American adventure.

Please contact the office to check availability and place orders.



Books by Kathy Jarvis, director and founder of Andean Trails

Ecuador, Peru & Bolivia     £14.00 / $22.57 / €15.68

A practical one volume guide book for backpackers covering the highlights of Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia. Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia are the three most frequently visited countries in Latin America. This backpacker's manual describes the most exciting activities and places to visit, and gives an extensive introduction to each country. This guide suggests itineraries and adventure activities for backpackers in this region and gives detailed advice on planning and preparation, health and safety, where to stay, and what to see. It also gives information on wildlife and national parks, and describes Inca and pre-Inca sites.

Peru     £5.00 / $8.06 / €5.60

A country of great geographical diversity, Peru is culturally, historically and in natural heritage one of the richest in the world. Legends of buried gold and lost cities abound. Away from the modern capital, Lima, life goes on much as it has done for centuries, the pre-Hispanic beliefs and rituals dictating the patterns of daily life. From the Amazon jungle to the heights of Machu Picchu, This way "Peru" explores the history, culture and sights of this ancient land.

Peru - This Way Guide

Peru & Bolivia     £13.00 / $20.96 / €14.56

Now in its eighth edition, this Bradt guide is co-authored by Kathy Jarvis of Andean Trails, and Hilary Bradt. Dozens of hikes are detailed, from short one day walks to longer seven or eight day hikes. Each hike is described in detail, with a summary giving distance, altitude, approximate timing and a grade according to how difficult the author considers the hike to be. All the main trekking areas of Peru and Bolivia are covered.

Trekking in Peru     £13.00 / $20.96 / €14.56

Published in February 2014. This is the most comprehensive, user-friendly trekking guide to Peru available. Peru's mountains offer the most varied and dramatic treks in South America with the added attraction of Pre-Columbian ruins along the way. Celebrating 40 years of Bradt, this unique guidebook is based on the Peru section of the very first Bradt guide. All the original treks have been re-walked and new off-the-beaten-track routes added. Ideal for both backpackers and those in an organized group, it describes over 65 mountain treks and day walks with background information and travelers' tales. Special boxes throughout the text cover topics from guinea pigs to trekking with children.

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Other books and maps

Cordillera Blanca North     £14.00 / $22.57 / €15.68

The best walking map for the Cordillera Blanca - North and South available. Maps are produced by the Austrian Alpine Club from the late 1930's but updated in more recent years. Coverage is confined to the Cordillera Blanca region. 1:100 000. Terrain indicated by a combination of contours, spot heights, trig points and relief shading although the exact cartographic style varies. Major peaks, valleys, glaciers, etc. are all named. Roads, rivers, railways, towns and villages are all shown.

Cordillera Blanca South     £14.00 / $22.57 / €15.68

The best walking map for the Cordillera Blanca - See CBN description above for more information. Item pictured is the North Version.

David Sharman     £16.00 / $25.79 / €17.92

Comprehensive climbing guide to the Cordillera Blanca. 1995.

Fitz Roy, Cerro Torre & Lago del Desierto     £10.00 / $16.12 / €11.20

1:50,000 detailed trekking map of Fitzroy & Cerro Torre showing routes, contours, refugios etc. Also has 1:100,000 trekking travel map of Lago del Desierto and geological charts and satellite image of the area.

Huascaran      £14.00 / $22.57 / €15.68

A4 size paper back picture book, with informative text and stunning photographs. Excellent souvenir of your South American visit.

Huayhuash     £14.00 / $22.57 / €15.68

A4 size paper back picture book, with informative text and stunning photographs. Excellent souvenir of your South American visit.

Machu Picchu     £14.00 / $22.57 / €15.68

A4 size paper back picture book, with informative text and stunning photographs. Excellent souvenir of your South American visit.

Patagonia South Icefield     £11.00 / $17.73 / €12.32

Highly detailed two sided 1:50,000 trekking and mountaineering map covering Fitzroy, Cerro Torre, El Chalten, Lagos del Desierto, Viedma & O'Higgins, Campo de Hielo and Los Glaciares National Park. Detailed routes, times, contours and excellent satellite images of the area.

Peter Frost, Exploring Cusco      £12.00 / $19.34 / €13.44

The all encompassing essential guide book for visitors to Cusco and Machu Picchu, with detailed background information, suggestions for day walks, diagrams and maps etc.

The Andes, A Climbing Guide     £19.00 / $30.63 / €21.27

Now in its 2nd edition, The Andes - A Guide for Climbers is a comprehensive guidebook to the peaks of the Andes. It covers all the ninety nine 6000m peaks of South America. There is also new information on many 5000m peaks plus fully revised maps and details of many of the most prominent Patagonian peaks. There are 35 colour photos, over 80 sketch maps and over 120 route diagrams to accompany the text.

The Andes, A Trekking Guide     £15.00 / $24.18 / €16.80

Walks and treks in all seven Andean countries. Old favourites such as the Inca Trail and Torres del Paine feature alongside little known treks, such as the Ticlla circuit and the Marmolejo traverse. Fully illustrated with colour photos, trek profiles and detailed trekking maps.

Tierra del Fuego Trails & Climbing Guide     £10.00 / $16.12 / €11.20

A fully comprehensive guide to trails and climbing in Tierra del Fuego both in English & Spanish. Contains useful information on wildlife in the area and information on mountain biking in the region. Comes with fold out map and information on Lago Fagnano and the Ushuaia area.

Trekking Map - Torres del Paine     £10.00 / $16.12 / €11.20

1:100,000 scale fold out trekking map (in English & Spanish) of the Torres del Paine National Park. Shows trekking trails, walking times and contour lines, refugios etc. Wall poster on one side of 13 quality photographs of the area and panoramic photo of Cerro Paine Grande, Cuernos del Paine & Torres del Paine. Also includes 40 page South Patagonia Adventure booklet containing useful information of flora, fauna, route graphics and history of the park area.

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