Lonely Planet's "Travel Survival Kits" cover one country, or a small group of countries, in depth, with travel and accommodation options to suit a range of budgets. These guides are designed to be easy to use, providing practical travel information in a lively, entertaining style. Features of this series include: cultural and historical background; detailed maps of cities, towns and rural areas; information on getting there and getting around; practical information on every aspect of travel; health and safety advice; information on local cuisine; advice on customs and etiquette; key words, phrases and basic grammar of local languages; and names of places, restaurants and hotels in foreign script where applicable. The Karakoram Highway links China and Pakistan. Travellers can follow the Old Silk Road in the footsteps of Alexander the Great and Marco Polo, passing through some of the most stunning scenery in the world. This guide, now in its second edition, covers treks and places of interest in the region, both along the Highway and off it.