Join certified IFMGA Mountain Guide Tshering on an expertly crafted General Mountaineering Training program and learn the fundamental skills necessary to embark on climbing expeditions in the Himalayas as well as other major mountains worldwide. In addition to teaching technical skills, our program places a strong emphasis on fostering a comprehensive understanding of mountainous environments, promoting safe climbing practices, cultivating effective teamwork, raising awareness of weather conditions, and equipping participants with navigation techniques
Private and Group
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep
* Gain a comprehensive understanding of mountainous environments
* Develop essential skills in safe climbing practices.
* Explore permanent glaciers and navigate challenging rock formations
Do you aspire to embark on climbing expeditions in the Himalayas? If so, the General Mountaineering Training (GMT) program is specifically designed for you.
Our program goes beyond imparting technical skills; it emphasizes a comprehensive understanding of mountainous environments, safe climbing practices, team building, weather awareness, and navigation techniques involving maps, compasses, altimeters, and GPS devices.
With our extensive experience in climbing and trekking around the world, we have identified Jostedalen, Norway as an exceptional training ground. Here, we'll have access to permanent glaciers, fresh snow, rock formations, and diverse alpine terrain, enabling us to progress rapidly through personalized learning experiences.
Learn essential rope skills, such as rappelling in complex mountain terrains, rope handling and management, knot tying, and ascending with ascenders (jumars) in challenging landscapes. Gain proficiency in various anchor systems for ice, snow, and rock, as well as techniques for glacier travel, crevasse rescue, and placing and removing ice screws, rock and snow protections.
Furthermore, the training covers belaying techniques, camp setup, efficient bag packing, gear maintenance, nutrition, cooking with high-altitude stoves, and the use and calculation of oxygen. Upon completing the program, you will have the confidence and capability to climb safely while effectively looking after yourself in mountainous and alpine environments.
This GMT program has been meticulously crafted and will be guided Tshering, an experienced and certified NNMGA/IFMGA Mountain Guide/Instructor with seven successful summits of Mt. Everest and a specialist in long line rescue techniques. His expertise and instruction will ensure the highest level of training for participants.
If you want to venture onto major mountains worldwide, we strongly recommend that you undertake this General Mountaineering Training. Contact us today to reserve your spot on this excellent program.
- Guiding fee
- Personal gears and equipment
- Personal medical and accident insurance
- Transportation and accommodations
No refund if we have to leave earlier than complete the training
Note: Most bring personal tent and cooking set while camping, camping foods, drink and snacks.
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Hi! I'm Tshering, IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide. I work together with a team of certified and professional mountain and trekking guides. If I'm not available to guide you, one of my colleagues will take great care of you.
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!
My team of guides consists of:
Chhiring Sonam Lama
DAWA Chhedar Bhote
Wang Chhedar Bhote
DAWA Phinjo Bhote
Phurpu Thilen Bhote
Cook kitchen crew:
All climbing guides have summited Everest several times.
Norwegian | Nepali | English
NNMGA | IVBV | UIAGM | IFMGA
Very helpful of explore share to reroute my trip to other guide. Very happy with Tshering Bhote guides! Only thing is we pushed to fast to summit. I think that was the reason we did not make it.
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!
Thanks for the email. After the initial confusion, climbing was great and Sonam was an amazing guide! Both Eveline and myself had a wonderful time and wish we could have kept climbing! Thanks for making our trips to Nepal even more unforgettable!!
Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)
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