Tshering, an IFMGA certified mountain guide, and his team of professional local guides want to take you on a 13 day expedition to the summit of the Baden-Powell peak, formally known as Urkema Peak.
Mar, Apr, May, Sep, Oct, Nov
Formally known as the Urkema Peak, the Baden Powell peak (5,826m) is a wonderful Himalayan mountain in Nepal.
Standing tall on the border with China, the Baden Powell Peak is a quiet, mostly untouched, preserved peak. Few people venture to it. In fact, I myself am one of the first mountaineers to climb it. Thus making it a personal favourite of mine.
This 13 day trip is perfect for people who want to avoid the crowds of the some of the other, more famous peaks in the range. It is for people who want to truly take in the peace and tranquillity that only the enormity of the Himalayas can offer. It is also a great example of real mountaineering because there are no fixed ropes. Instead, we will have to do everything ourselves. However, one similarity this peak has with the others in the area are the amazing views from its summit.
From the fresh snow covered top of the Baden Powell, you will be able to see several amazing peaks. They include the Langtang Lirung (7,227m), Ganesh Himal (7,422m) and Shisha pangma (8,013m) in Tibet, among many others.
Throughout the 13 day trip, you will be staying in hotels, tea houses and tents, all of which are very comfortable. You will also have the chance to explore Kathmandu. And you will get to visit such wonderful sights like the Langtang village and Kyanjin Gompa.
With so many amazing and popular mountains in Nepal, to have the chance to climb one that few ever visit is a valuable thing. I wish to guide you to the summit of the Baden Powell peak, a truly beautiful mountain. Please send me a message if you wish to join me.
If you want to climb one of the more popular, and much larger mountains in Nepal, I also offer a 31 day trek to the summit of Mount Manaslu.
Hotel in Kathmandu and tea houses and tents during the expedition.
The Itinerary is flexible based on the time you have in Nepal, so if you want a shorter or longer trip, I can accommodate you.
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
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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Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)
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!!
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My self and two friends planned a trip to Everest region in December 2014. We were recommended Tshering of Tormod Granheim, a Norwegian who has been at Mt. Everest with Tshering. With ski ... Our trip was far far less demanding than that. But no less reason to be very pleased with Tshering. We walked from Lukla, to Namche Bazar, further to Everest View Hotel and then finally we reached our goal; Varak Peak. 4,618 meters above sea level. Tshering is in addition to being a pleasant companion also well known and experienced guy. Especially fun is it to be with him in this region where he knows "all" the local people. We had good days in the mountains, and were also lucky with the weather. To see Mt. Everest both in sunset and sun rice is amazing!
I am planning an expedition to Ama Dablam in 2016, I choose Tshering, because I met him in Norway and had a conversation with him. He then suggested that we could train together in Norway before I go to Nepal. We have done some climbing on glacier, some rock climbing and alpine ascents in Norway and I will never regret that I choose him and his company. He seems very professional and he is a very good instructor. Looking forward going to Nepal.
Tshering and his company was our guides during our Medical Aid Mountaineering trip in October 2014. Their way of preparing the trip, handling the challenges underway, securing our safety, including us in the process and taking care of us, in addition to sharing their knowledge of their culture and the Himalayas, was fantastic! I have been in the Himalayas in different countries and with other companies, but this company and Thsering was the best so far! Especially his knowledge about safety and climbing was essential for us as we where there during dangerous times, but his decisions got us safely through. In addition to that he and the rest of his guides where nice, open and smiling people, that we could laugh, have fun, enjoy the landscape and culture with, to the full! I would recommend him and his company to anyone travelling in the Himalayas and other places they arranged trips. Jimmy Westerheim
Group of 1
USD 3712 Each
Group of 2
USD 1856 Each
Group of 3
USD 1547 Each
Group of 4
USD 1547 Each
Group of 5
USD 1547 Each
Group of 6
USD 1341 Each
Group of 7
USD 1341 Each
Group of 8
USD 1341 Each
Want a different number of travellers?
- Guiding fee
- Accommodation included
- Transport during the trip
- Permit and entrance fees
- Group porters
The price also includes a farewell dinner at a wonderful Nepali restaurant in Kathmandu.
All of the guides on the Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team have local mountaineering certifications and have summited Everest several times. The coordination is carefully supervised every step of the way by some of the top IFMGA guides in the region.
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