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Hiking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri

Join IFMGA guide Tshering and his team on this 17-day hiking trip in Nepal. You will go through beautiful tranquil routes with the best views of Annapurna.

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17 Days

Mar, Apr, Sep, Oct


There are many hiking routes in Nepal. This one, in particular, is in my opinion one of the best short ones. We stay away from the principal hiking routes and enjoy the imposing views in the area. Indeed, the Dhaulagiri and Annapurna ranges are in front of us.

We will go through remote Gurung villages, also beautiful forests.

We go to Pokhara, then visit tranquil villages and terraced crops with beautiful views of Annapurnas. At this point, we leave civilization behind. We will hike in rhododendron forests. Our aim is Kopra Ridge (3660 m), from where we see an incredible scenery. For example, the towering Nilgiri peaks, Annapurna South (7237 m), Annapurna I (8091 m) and the Dhaulagiri.

The trip starts at Nayapul – Pirethanto. Then the return route goes down by alpine country, taking another trail to Pokhara.

I propose an itinerary which I can of course adapt based on your time here and your wishes.

If you are interested in this trekking program or if you wish something different please get in touch with me and let's discuss about it! I will guide you here with much pleasure and share with you all I know about my country and culture!

If you want to learn mountaineering, the Himalaya is the ideal place to do so: have a look at this mountaineering course that I offer!

Prices per person

Want a different number of travellers?

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Accommodation included

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

Price details

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.


Day 1: Kathmandu

Arrival in Kathmandu airport and transfer to the hotel

Day 2: Kathmandu valley

Kathmandu valley sightseeing with English-speaking guide or free day. O/N Hotel

Day 3: Pokhara

Kathmandu to Pokhara by tourist Bus with air conditioning. Then transfer to the hotel.

Day 4: Drive to Nayapul and trek to Tirkhedhunga (1577 m)

Day 5: Hike Tirkhedhunga – Ghorepani (2855 m)

Day 6: Hike Ghorepani – Shownta

Day 7: Shownta – Kopra (3500 m)

Day 8: Kopra rest to explore around

Day 9: Kopra – Chistibung

Day 10: Chistibung – Dobato

Day 11: Dobato – Tadapani (2700 m)

Day 12: Tadapani – Ghandrung (1951 m)

Day 13: Ghandrung – Pothana

Day 14: Pathana – Dhampus Phedi

Pathana – Dhampus Phedi, then drive back to Pokhara and transfer to the hotel.

Day 15: Pokhara – Kathmandu

We travel by tourist bus, then transfer to the hotel.

Day 16: Kathmandu

Free day in Kathmandu for last minute shopping

Day 17: Departure

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for onward journey.




4 nights hotel accommodation in Kathmandu 2 nights in Pokhara B&B basis.

More info

Please get in touch with me for the budget. It will vary depending on some options you will choose.

Please note that the domestic air ticket: Kathmandu/Pokhara/ Kathmandu is not included. This trip os planned on tourist bus (included) but it might be necessary to take a plane instead.

Life insurance for all support crews, their daily wages and medical kit box for Nepali support crew are included.

About the guide

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:

Climbing guides:

Chhiring Sonam Lama
Pasang Lama
Dukchung Lama
Pekma Lama
DAWA Chhedar Bhote
Wang Chhedar Bhote
DAWA Phinjo Bhote
Phurpu Thilen Bhote

Cook kitchen crew:
Jusbir Tamang
Sonam Bhote
Tenzing Bhote
Guru Bhote

All climbing guides have summited Everest several times.


Norwegian | Nepali | English




Kathmandu, Nepal

What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team

David Gahan


November, 2022

A truely amazing experience that I would recommend for anyone serious about climbing AMA Dablam. You need a very high level of fitness & mental strength to climb ama Dablam, it is not a beginner peak. Research the climb, gear required & treking around the Khumbu area before you desire to do this course so you are under no illusions prior to leaving for Nepal. If you have done the research, have all the right gear and have trained appropriately I guarantee you will love this. I recommend purchasing Uphill Athletes 24wk mountaineering training program to get you into mountain shape.

Mattias Gunnarsson


December, 2021

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.

Charlotte Gevaert


November, 2021

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!

Matt Hook


January, 2020

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!!

John Jansen


December, 2019

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Caspian Nasser


January, 2019

Tshering was so great and informative. Very nice personal day out. He made sure everything was great and that we enjoyed ourselves! :)



October, 2018

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!!

Fabien Bousquet


November, 2017

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April, 2015

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!



April, 2015

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.



April, 2015

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


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