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Hiking around Annapurna and Dhaulagiri

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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.


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!

Price includes

- Accommodation included

- Guiding fee

- Breakfast

- Lunch

- Dinner

- Transportation start and back

- Transport during the trip

- Permit and entrance fees

- Group porters

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.



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.

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About the guide

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Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



Mountain 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



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What people are saying about Tshering Pande Bhote Guiding Team



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.


Very good acclimatisation program and safe 1:1 climbing as I always was well looked after. Communication regarding weather and conditions were meticulous so we could adapt as we went along, increasing safety.


Tshering prepared and organized the tour very professionally. All about logistic, difficult transport condition due to bad weather, skilled guide and assistant, and overall security was under his control. A good communication and a team spirit made the sucess of the Mera Peak ascent.


It was an absolutely AMAZING experience and Sonam is very professional, friendly and helpful. I will recommend him and Tshering 100%

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