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An account of the authors travels in the 1890s in India and Sikkim, including sections on the Nepal and Tibet borders. Profusely illustrated with more than a hundred photographs, sketches, maps and diagrams. It also gives a general account of Gurkha customs, with some inaccuracies. There is also a detailed discussion of Mount Everest and other major peaks. The author is an advocate of a forward policy in Tibet to forestall the Russians.