About Us

Top Himalaya Guides is different because it’s owned and run by Nepalese IFMGA certified international mountain guides. The mountains are our home and we take great enjoyment in experiencing them with climbers and trekkers from all over the world.

Why Top Himalaya Guides?

We definitely have the “home ground advantage”. We gained our experience and qualifications on the highest peaks in the world, developing techniques specific to high altitude climbing. To ensure we are well-rounded climbers, we have further sought international climbing experience and qualifications – climbing and guiding on technical alpine-scale mountains (including during the winter seasons) and honing our ice climbing skills.

Company director is IFMGA/NNMGA Certified Mountain Guide (Instructor)
Long line Helicopter Rescue Specialist (Instructor) Tshering Pande Bhote has been already an accomplished Top Himalaya Guides, having guided clients Seven times to the top of Mt. Everest (Sagarmatha), before making several trips to New Zealand and France to become one of the first Nepalese to gain the international IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guide (Instructor) qualification. In the process he excelled in all areas of technical climbing, putting up a new route on the south face of Mt Cook, making the first ascent (in winter) of the east face headwall of Haidinger, and soloing the classic steep south face of Douglas Peak (also in winter). We have qualifications from the NMA, NMIA, NNMGA, KEEP, NTB, HRA, TAAN, ECO-HIMAL, NZMGA, PZS, BMC, NATHM, RONAST, CNR, ENSA and IFMGA.
Tshering Pande Bhote has been climbing since 1996, starting on the 8000m mountains in the Himalaya. He is one of the few IFMGA/NNMGA certified mountain guides (Instructor) from south Asia, gaining his qualification from the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association (NZMGA) & Nepal National Mountain Guide Association (NNMGA) and Ecole Nationale de Ski et d'Alpinisme (ENSA). He has successfully guided on Mt Everest on multiple occasions, and other 8000m peaks such as Mt Cho-oyu (8,201m) (three times), Sisha Pangma (8,013m), Mt. Manaslu (8,163m), Mt. Dhaulagiri (8,167m), Mt. Makalu (8,463m), Mt. Lhotse (8,515m) and many more. Tshering Pande Bhote IFMGA/ NNMGA Certified Mountain Guide (Instructor) And Long line helicopter rescue specialist (Instructor). Has strong international climbing experience and extensive knowledge of the logistics and planning and group dynamic that are so crucial to successful adventures in the Himalaya and around the world. He has been guiding and climbing experience in New Zealand, Norway, France, Scotland, Thailand, Bhutan, Pakistan, India and Tibet. He has diverse skills (being a technical radio expert and computer geek, a supreme technical alpine climber and phenomenal guide!) that give him what it takes to put together an experience that you will remember for the rest of your life.