Voor onze tocht door de Himalaya hebben we de ervaren berggids Lila Gurung weten te contracteren:
Lila was born in Matsya Pokhari V.D.C. 2, Sankhuwa-sabha district in eastern part of Nepal in 1968. When he finished high school he moved to Kathmandu looking for a job in a trekking company. He began work as a trek porter in 1989 with Discover Nepal; staying with until 1994.During this time he took both the basic and advanced mountaineering courses of the Nepal Mountaineering Association (in 1991 and 1992 respectively). He also completed the trekking guide course of the Hotel Management & Tourism Training Centre in 1993. Lila was been a trek and mountaineering guide for Trekking Team from 1994 to 1997 and has since had many more years of experience with trekking and mountaineering groups. He was Senior Trekking and Mountaineering Guide for Plan Holidays Treks & Expedition from 1998 to 2004 leading trekking and mountaineering groups in Nepal, India and Europe. Lila has climbed more then 15 Nepalese trekking peaks and has also summated Mont Blanc Four times in France. He has traveled to India, Tibet and also to Europe where he has visited 7th times in Belgium, Germany, Holland, Luxembourg, Italy, France and Switzerland.