Mountain Guide- Kathmandu, Nepal
I have been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. I'm one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining my qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA).
I have successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (3 times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more.
I have have also a strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics, planning and group dynamic that are also very crucial to successfully lead adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. I guided in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet.
I'm also a rescue expert and a technical trainer for the mountain guides training.
I very much like guiding my clients in remote places, where no tourist goes. I like also discovering new routes and peaks. Please have a look to the different trekking and mountaineering expeditions I propose and contact me if you want to discuss about them. I can of course also guide you in more 'classic' routes, just get in touch with me and let's talk about your wishes!
Mountaineering in Nepal - 35 days - Intermediate - Private
Himalayas 5 peaks technical climbing course + Ama Dablam ascent
Rock Climbing in Nepal - 1 day - Beginner - Private
Rock climbing in Pokhara and Everest area in Nepal (private)
Mountaineering in Nepal - 30 days - Advanced - Private and Group
Mt. Ama Dablam climbing expedition with Island Peak
Mountaineering in Nepal - 26 days - Advanced - Private and Group
Himlung Himal (7126m) Expedition in the Himalayas, Nepal
Hiking in Nepal - 1 day - Intermediate - Private
13-day Khopra trek in Annapurna (with 1h flight in Everest area)
Hiking in Nepal - 8 days - Intermediate - Private
8-day Muldhai Viewpoint Trek in Annapurna (with 1h mountain flight)
Mountaineering in Nepal - 60 days - Advanced
Mount Everest, Nepal Side, Guided expedition
Rock Climbing in Nepal - 2 days - Intermediate - Private
Bimal Nagar 2-day rock climbing tour
Ice Climbing in Nepal - 7 days - Intermediate
Eagle Nest waterfall 7-day ice climbing trip
Mountaineering in Nepal - 35 days - Advanced
Pumori 35-day guided expedition in the Himalayas
Mountaineering in Nepal - 38 days - Advanced
Cho Oyu (8201 m) guided climbing expedition
I had an amazing experience with Tshering’s experienced and highly qualified team including guide Sonam Shalaka and Sherpa Thomas Vechayba. I really enjoyed the concept of acclimating for Ama Dablam by doing the Everest Base Camp trek via Gokyo Lakes and climbing a number of peaks along the way, including Lobuche, rather than the typical repetitive climbs from base camp. It is always my preference to climb with local guides who intimately know the mountain and local customs and this was a perfect example of the benefits of that rather than going with a large group of westerners. Explore-Share always does a great job of facilitating those connections. This was an outstanding experience all around and I would gladly recommend Tshering and his team for any mountaineering experience in the Himalayas.
I would definitely recommend booking with Tshering’s company, Top Himalaya Guides! He is very welcoming and due to his extensive experience with the mountains, he can help you with all the arrangements and any questions or other service requests you have. Due to his recommendation, we were able to change my itinerary to something that I wouldn’t have wanted to miss out on! He also provided excellent staff, my guide Namja was very experienced and qualified, which made me feel super safe in the mountains at all times. I can only look back on an incredible trip! Already looking forward to the next!
I can't say enough about Top Himalaya Guides (THG)! Extremely knowledgeable and experienced guides with a genuine passion for the mountains. Our lead guide Sonam did a great job of managing expectations and ensuring that we stayed healthy and happy throughout the expedition. We were fortunate to summit all of our objectives including Ama Dablam, which was an experience of a lifetime. I highly recommend THG for any Himalayan experience and will definitely be using them again when I return to Nepal!!
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