Our route, though somewhat planned, is exploratory in nature. After five days of trekking we find ourselves in the sub-alpine zone, the valley opens out and the spectacular peaks of the Gorakh and Changla Himals begin to show themselves. After about eight days trekking we will make the base of our first 5000m pass. It is unknown if any trekking groups have ever crossed it but the views from the top promise to very spectacular. The next phase of this exploration will take us to the base of an unclimbed peak, Lachuma Chuli (6781m) which is on the Tibet border and for those interested; we will mount an expedition to climb it. You will need to let us know prior to departure if you’d like to be included in the climbing party so the appropriate permits can be arranged and extra climbing sherpas engaged. The optional semi-technical climb will naturally be dependent on conditions on the ground and those not wanting to attempt the peak will have the opportunity to explore a high pass on the border. Even if not climbing the peak, basic climbing gear such as crampons (and boots to take them), harness and ice axe will be needed on the trip for possible snowy pass crossings or should any easy smaller peak reveal itself. There may or may not be steep terrain to negotiate on a passes - if there is, rope will be fixed and the pass negotiated in an orderly and safe manner. Indeed we may be turned back at several points by an impasse but we will simply find another way around - there is always another way around, the trick is to find the most interesting one possible! During our explorations, our support team of porters and crew will be on hand to keep things running smoothly, with our wilderness campsites set up, equipment carried and hearty meals provided, leaving us to revel in this truly magnificent place.