Our leaders hail from the various regions and destinations that you will visit. They are all licensed by the ministry of Tourism, speak fluent English and hold a high Altitude First Aid Certificate. All share great enthusiasm for guiding and have been chosen for their native experience and thorough personal knowledge. They express great joy in introducing you to favorite local places, people and the behind-the-scenes spots that would never otherwise be explored. As they open up you will begin to learn about their own lifestyles and families, along with personal influences and beliefs. They have great interpersonal skills and with their fine sense of humor will make you feel very comfortable during trips.
More than 40 experienced and enthusiastic staff members at Ace will make sure that you receive the best service and attention throughout your stay.
Assistant Trek Guide
Founder & Managing Director
Prem started work in Nepalese tourism industry at the age of 15 years. After working for many years as a freelance tour and trekking leader, Prem realized that he could provide clients with the flexibility of a quality first-class service that was lacking in larger companies.
After completing his master degree from Tribhuvan University in Finance and Accounting and gaining many years of knowledge and experience in the Himalayas with boundless enthusiasm for his country, Prem opens door of Ace the Himalaya to share the sense of excitement and adventure that one feels whilst visiting the Himalayas. Due to...Read more
Director of Business Development
Gourav graduated from Purbanchal University School of Engineering and Technology, Biratnagar with a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Application and has held position as Website Administrator at various organizations. His background in computer gives him sophisticated grasp in the field of information technology management.
His works with Ace the Himalaya are varieties, from administrative to technological. Following new business opportunities, planning different presentations, analyzing new product developments, overseeing the issues developing in the market, communicating new product development with the clients are some of the important works of Gourav. Updating the website, adding more advanced features to the web...Read more
Ramesh was born in Arupokhari, Gorkha of western Nepal, completed Bachelors from a university in Kathmandu. He loves traveling and has visited many exciting places like Chitwan, Darjeeling, Lumbini and Janakpur, to name a few.
At Ace the Himalaya, he heads the trip coordination, supervising the reservation of domestic flights and hotels. He also ensures the welfare of the clients in terms of comfort, logistics, and health by frequently remaining in communication with the guides while they're on trek. He schedules the trips and designates the required number of guides and porters for any program. Additionally, he also handles all...Read more
Representative (North America)
Alexia previously ran the North American division of volunteer provider i-to-i and recently has led the field in volunteer tourism research. She has been featured by CNN, Smart Money and NY Times on the subject and continues to act as an industry expert through her blog: VoluntourismGal.com.
Alexia frequently speaks about voluntourism and social media at industry conferences and can frequently be heard giving webinars for ATTA and STI on the subjects. Her clients have included some of the great adventure companies including Intrepid, Inkaterra, Country Walkers, WorldNomads.com and PEPY Ride.
In November 2009 Alexia traveled for a month in Nepal meeting local operators and falling in love with the people and the country. She has volunteered in Ecuador, South Africa, Thailand, Costa Rica, New Zealand and Switzerland.
In 2007, the big moment has come: going for the first time to Nepal after being in the Indian Himalayas before. She spent almost two months, travelling, climbing and trekking with a close friend of hers. Her love and compassion for the mountains, the people and the country did start; and never has ended. This was meant to be the first time being in Nepal of many numbers to come.
She spent some months in the Himalayas each year since – and during her visitis, she got to know Prem personally (as she always booked her expeditions and trekkings with Ace the Himalaya).
In 2008 they decided to join forces and Melanie is very happy to help and support Ace the Himalaya, with its trekking- and expedition company as well as Sambhav Nepal Foundation.
Representative (Australia & New Zealand)
After trekking the Himalayan region a number of times, Kathleen has developed an overwhelming passion for Nepal and joined forces with Prem. Now living and working at our sales office based in Melbourne Australia, Kathleen is also originally from Victoria; with a background in business management, marketing, sales, administration and finance.
Together she is operating Ace the Himalaya with Prem Khatri and incorporating current systems with modern ideas, enabling us to offer an excellent international level of service to all our clients from beginning to end.
Representative (Russia & East Europe)
Marlen Ziyadinov, licensed by the International Rafting Federation (CR 10 038 RG3), hails from Ukraine and has more than 15 years of professional outdoor experience. Though he worked with Ace the Himalaya since 2007, he joined the Ace team as the company representative and sales director for Russia and East Europe.
Ever since childhood, Marlen has been actively engaged in outdoor activities. An adventure enthusiast, he loves travelling and exploring new places and cultures. He is enthusiastic about the Himalayas and has been to Nepal many times. Not only does he have a considerable amount of knowledge on the Everest Region and the Annapurna Region, but he has also successfully scaled a number of peaks in the country, including Mera Peak and Island Peak. Moreover, he loves rafting in Karnali, Tamur and Sun Koshi Rivers - most famous among white water rafters in Nepal. His knowledge and love for adventure, especially in Nepal, makes him a great asset for Ace the Himalaya.
Representative (South Africa)
From a young age, Lindé pursued extreme sports, thanks to growing up in a very active family, among which, her mother, trekked up to Kilimanjaro. Her God-given love for the outdoors has increasingly become a big part of her life.
Her journey to the Himalayan Mountains has captivated her and made an imprint on her heart to always return. As a new addition to the Ace-family, representing Ace the Himalaya company in South Africa, she looks forward to many more and exciting adventures.
Operation In-Charge (Bhutan)
Tshering Dorji is originally from a traditional farming community in the sacred highlands of Bumthang Valley in Bhutan. A keen hiker, mountain biker and amateur photographer, he is constantly exploring and documenting the magic of Bhutan and keen to share the magical experiences.
Tshering is filled with vibrant local knowledge, enabling him to deliver immense high quality service while leading trips across Bhutan. Experienced, educated and versatile in multitude of languages, he has been involved with various aspects of leading trips all over the Kingdom for many years.
Birendra works as an accountant and financial controller with Ace the Himalaya. This business graduate comes from Darchula, a Himalayan district in the far western Nepal.
Birendra handles the monetary issues of Ace the Himalaya. From maintaining accounts to keeping financial records and handing out pay checks to the staff, all are among Birendra’s works. He has also been given various responsibilities like posting bills, preparing budget for the tours / treks and also handling payments to the agents.
His hobbies are far from his jobs though, as he is a diehard fan of sports and loves watching football & cricket matches. He quotes his job as the ‘perfect internship’ for his academics. He also loves traveling and tourism. He has seen a great possibility of tourism development in his region, the far west, which is home to Api & Saipal Mountains and Khaptad areas.
Content Editor/Communication Officer
Miss Sajiya Shah a young enthusiastic lady completed her business degree from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and is currently working as a communications officer for Ace the Himalaya. She has four years of experience working for some of the reputed company in the field of communication. She is also involved as freelance trainer for telecommunication and a writer for different newspapers and magazines.
At Ace the Himalaya her duty is to make proposals, get updated with the clients for online marketing, review the contents of website, post and edit the updates, emails in social media and research on new business plans. She enjoys and love her work and has tried her best to prove in her field.
She is very passionate about getting to know more about nature. During free time she loves reading novels, newspapers and magazines; listening to music and many more. Travelling and knowing about new and different places especially about the Nepal made her keen to be the part of Ace the Himalaya. She works with full devotion and passion and is considered as one of the important staff member.
Ranjan (Ekadatta) is the coordinator for community support projects (CSP) of Ace the Himalaya with our social organization Sambhav Nepal Foundation. He lives in Arupokhari- 7 (in Gorkha district in western Nepal), which is the main working area of Sambhav Nepal.
Ranjan is an English medium teacher at Bhairabi Primary School, one of the schools in the village where Sambhav Nepal has also served. He loves being around the kids in the school and keeps an eye on any social work he thinks he can do in the village. Though his main works are based in this village, he keeps coming to Kathmandu to visit Ace the Himalaya.
Rajendra shines throughout the major destinations of Nepal like Annapurna, Everest and Upper Mustang Regions. He takes both pride and pleasure in offering excellent service to our guests and is very competent and courteous.
Starting out as porter he has worked his way up and is now one of the most respected trekking guides within the Ace the Himalaya Team. He maintains a strong focus on our travelers' satisfaction.
On the trail he's incredibly fit and strong, but also relaxed and casual. He steers you along the trail, going at your pace without a hint of impatience, leaving plenty of time for...Read more
Gyan Bahadur (aka Gyanu) entered the tourism sector in 1996 as a porter, carrying heavy loads in the treks, then as a camping and expedition cook for many years. With his vast trekking experience in many remote areas of Nepal, Gyanu has worked as a guide at Ace the Himalaya since 2007.
He has received several trainings from the Ministry of Nepal, including First Aid, Responsible Tourism and English language. He is one of the most accomplished senior guides at Ace the Himalaya and leads mainly the trekking in Annapurna, Everest and Langtang regions. His dedication to duty and a fine...Read more
Kishor is seriously fond of strenuous traveling and rather heroic. He has a very old hand for this profession and continues to serve our company as a highly qualified trekking guide while delivering his best always. We have no hesitation in saying he can provide good guidance every moment throughout your entire traveling experience in Nepal.
He is licensed by Ministry of Tourism in Nepal and also holds a High Altitude First Aid Certificate. Kishor is extremely knowledgeable for any trip, from a short excursion to the long and challenging off the beaten track treks. Displaying his true colors along the...Read more
After completing his Intermediate in Commerce from Tribhuwan University in Kathmandu, Milan joined Ace the Himalaya in 2008. He is a qualified guide trained by Ministry of Tourism with 2 years of experience in this ground. He has completed English language course, first aid training, altitude sickness training. As a field trek escort, he always stays focused on travelers’ satisfaction.
Milan takes both pride and pleasure to offer willing service to our valued clients.He speaks English and Russian.Read more
His name is Ramesh but most of the people and our clients call him Bharat. Bharat has been trekking and exploring diverse wild areas of the Himalayas since past 16 years. His excitement for adventure is infectious and spreads to all who have had the pleasure of sharing a trip with him.
Bharat has been working with Ace the Himalaya since 2007. He takes great pride in introducing people to the wonderful cultures and landscapes of this amazing country. Bharat speaks fluent English, holds license from Ministry of Tourism and High Altitude First Aid Certificate.Read more
Known among the team members as Annapurna and Everest specialist, Suman is a native of Bhaktapur and has been guiding in the Himalayas since a decade and has been guiding professionally for over 8 years. Suman has experiences in a wide range of guiding including culture, mountains with some 6000 meters expeditions.
Suman’s favorite time pass stuff is chatting with friends on Internet. Besides, he loves getting national and international updates on the papers. He used to be very interested in computer hardware too. Also, he had once worked at a big book store in Bhotahity.
Love for introducing people to Himalayas...Read more
Toya is a senior guide and have abaundant knowledge in the trekking sector. Having sound experience in trekking sector brings with him rich experience and willingness to assist visitors with professionalism and dedication. He values local culture, but equally respects others’ too.
Toya’s constant support towards the organization has been helping hand to run it efficiently. He is very much familiar with Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions of Nepal. He speaks good English and recently got licensed by Ministry of Tourism in Nepal and also holds a High Altitude First Aid Certificate.Read more
Rajendra is a young and dynamic leader, expressing sound knowledge as well as a deep intense passion to share familiar places, people and cultural history throughout the Himalayas in Nepal and Tibet. Being a proud Nepali and having grown up in the Nepalese culture, he has an obsession for exploring and experiencing the majestic scenery of the remote and less visited regions.
Through his easy and lively temperament, he has won the hearts of many in the course of his guidance, enthusiasm, commitment and dedication to support each and every visitor. His remarkable services delight one and all.Read more
This enthusiastic guy started off guiding private groups in Solu Khumbu at the very young age of 14. Permanently hailing from Nele, Solu Khumbu, Santosh, 22, has also had experiences of working as a porter.
His professionalism has led him not only to guide the trekking groups but also greatly care for their safety. His main areas of trekking are Everest Base Camp, Annapurna Circuit and Annapurna Base Camp. He can’t simply choose the one ‘best’ destination among them and thinks that doing so would be very partial and biased. Other than traveling, his hobbies include playing football.Read more
Arjun is one of the trekking guides with Ace the Himalaya. He is originally from Khotang, in the eastern hills of Nepal.
Like any other trekking guide in Ace the Himalaya’s team, Arjun’s main task is also guiding the clients while trekking. He loves trekking and traveling, hence, he is doing the job totally as a hobby that he enjoys to the fullest. This passion truly makes him an honest and enthusiastic guide.Read more
Tulsiram, a trekking guide of Ace the Himalaya, is from Nawalparasi, a district in the southwestern Terai. His passion for rock-climbing and adventure activities inspired him to choose this profession. He has had working experiences as a porter and an accountant too. Apart from Nepali and English, he speaks some French too.
In his own words, his works include all the responsibilities of the clients, right from the beginning to the end of the trekking. That’s why he finds his job full of responsibilities and challenges. When asked about his favorite trekking spots, he would surely name...Read more
Robin, from Gorkha, is an authorized trekking guide of Ace the Himalaya. He has excellent knowledge of the Himalayas, local people and customs, with over 4 years of experience in mountain trekking, guiding and the tourism industry. Robin comes to you as a highly recommended member of our team.
Robin has been trained in the following areas: Ministry of Tourism in Nepal, High Altitude Medical Centre and Environmental issues for Nepal. Along all of his treks he is always thinking of better ways in which we can support and prompt environmental awareness. Robin speaks English and Russian too.
Having grown up in...Read more
Uday (also Narayan) is permanently from Khahare, Dhading and now settled in Kathmandu. He is a trekking guide with Ace the Himalaya. He started his career in 1998 as a porter.
The main work of Uday, of course, is guiding and helping the clients on their trek. He says that the main attraction of his work is building up friendly relations with the guests. His major areas of trek are the Everest region, Manaslu and Annapurna. He enjoys trekking to various villages a lot.
Uday has always been enjoying his works, thanks to his interests in...Read more
Baikuntha is a trekking guide from Nuwakot district. His main trekking area is Everest Base Camp; however, he also treks at regions like Annapurna, Langtang and Poonhill. His favorite destination is, of course, the Everest region, in which he takes much pride as the Everest is the tallest peak.
He has also traveled in Tibet and India. He is addicted to trekking. But there is another hidden personality in him. He considers himself a ‘book-worm’. He loves reading books and magazines. His friendship with books certainly makes him more mature and knowledgeable. Read more
Hem is a young and energetic trekking guide who is famous among the Ace the Himalaya team as a multitalented guy. He is an ideal guide, good cook, photographer and businessman as well. His permanent address is Nilkantha, Dhading. His main area of trekking is the beautiful paradise of Tibet.
He set foot on tourism field in 2001 from the Himalayan heaven, Lukla in Solu Khumbu. He doesn’t only guide the trekking groups but also makes them happy by cooking delicious Continental and Chinese food items for them. As a part time trainee of Spanish in the past, he can manage...Read more
Madan originally comes from Dhading and started his trekking career as a porter at the young age of 17.He has been working with Ace as a main guide for past 2 years.Read more
He has keen interest in tourism and loves working in this field. He is very familiar with the trekking at Annapurna, Everest, Manaslu and Langtang regions.
Hatta is originally from Khotang and it’s been a year he is working as a main guide for Ace. He was working as a teacher before.
He is very much interested in the field of tourism so chose this field. He is familiar with the beautiful places of Nepal like Annapurna, Everest and Langtang region and also Tibet. He believes working as a guide provides the opportunity to learn about new culture and tradition of other people.Also it helps to brief Nepal to the different people around the world.Read more
Kumar is very active and energetic guide of 32 originally from Tanahun district. He has 15 years of work experience and it been a year he is working with Ace.
He has experience of Nepal as well as India trek. Gokyo trek, Western Dolpa Region, Annapurna Region, Manaslu Region and Everest base camp are some of his regular and favorite trekking areas. He consider himself very lucky to get chance to explore in the beauty of Nepal.Read more
Pemba is an experienced mountaineer and 6000 meters peak climber with fourteen years of experience in climbing Himalayas. 30 years old, married with 2 kids, he is originally from Khumbu (Everest) Region.His journey as a climbing guide started for the first time as a porter and then as a kitchen boy. Gradually, he was promoted as an assistant guide. He worked very hard and soon he was able to speak English and took guide training. Then finally he was promoted as a trekking guide.
After several years working as a base camp cook and peak climbing guide with a couple of...Read more
Dawa Tamang is a multi-tasker. He can pilot any climbing trip within Tibet and Nepal, for those of you who have a keen interest and sense of adventure while wanting to reach the highest point on the earth.Dawa has lived and grown up in the Everest Region (Khumbu) all his life and explored many of the highest peaks in Tibet, Nepal and a few in Europe. You can guarantee you're in experienced hands here!
Dawa has obtained a special license from the Ministry of Tourism of Nepal as a climbing guide and speaks fluent English.Read more
This well educated and well experienced man, from Nuwakot, is a wonderful tour guide of Ace the Himalaya. Fascination in culture and history made him complete Master’s degree in culture (and political science as well) from Kathmandu. He has guided thousands of tourists in major tourism destinations of Nepal including but not limited to Pokhara, Lumbini, Dhulikhel, Namobuddha and the UNESCO enlisted heritage sites of Kathmandu.
Kedar has had the government approved Tourist Guide training from Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management. His journey in this field started back in 1998 as a freelance tourist guide through various travel agencies. He is also a life member of Tourist Guide Association of Nepal. He has passion for history, culture, geography and archaeology.
Meeting new people and interacting with them have always been something he enjoys a lot. He has good knowledge on written and oral forms of English and German languages. He can speak his mother tongue Tamang language fluently and some Newari language too.
Dil Bahadur, our respected tourist guide is the brother of Kedar. Dil was born in Nuwakot but raised in Kathmandu. He has done Master’s in Commerce but his passion has always been for history, culture and geography, like his brother’s.
Having been involved in the tourism sector since 2003, Dil Bahadur has also been trained in the Tourist Guide Training Course from Nepal Academy of Tourism & Hotel Management. Also a life member of Tourist Guide Association of Nepal, he has received several trainings in teaching and vocational training. Apart from English, he speaks Japanese fluently.
He also has had two years of experience as a secondary level teacher and currently works part time as a language trainer in various institutes in Kathmandu. Well-educated/trained/experienced, passionate and multi-talented tourist guides like the Tamang brothers are great assets in the field of tourism.
Pasang is an energetic climbing guide from Solu Khumbu. He also cooks for the camps when and if required. His major work areas are Mera Peak and Tibet.
Pasang’s main works are assisting the clients while climbing peaks and assuring their safety. He takes climbing as much adventure filled but quite risky too. His hobbies include expedition, trekking, sports and helping the climbers. He also loves taking part in marathon races.
Ang Furi, a camping cook from Solu, prepares Nepali, Continental, Japanese and American dishes for our clients staying in camps while traveling. His major working destinations are Mustang, Annapurna Base Camp and Everest Base Camp. Besides English, he can speak some Japanese. His love for cooking and cooking skills make him a fine professional cook and we hope with his cooking, he makes his family happy as well.
Assistant Trek Guide
Ramhari originally hails from Gorkha, the land of brave Gurkhas. The passion for his travelling and curiosity about knowing new places made him join trekking industry. Besides pursuing his degree in Business study he has been working with Ace the Himalaya for past 3 years.
Birendra originally hails from northern Gorkha. He started his trekking career as porter and now he is working as assistant guide for Ace since 2011.He is graduating in Business Studies. Birendra has received several trainings from the Ministry of Nepal, including First Aid, Responsible Tourism, and English language and recently licensed by the ministry of tourism to work as trekking guide in the high altitude.
Khilnath also known as Kanchha is from Gorkha and is working with Ace the Himalaya from past 3 years. Besides his work Khilnath is also pursuing his study of Diploma in Arts 2nd year.
He holds very good knowledge about the culture of Nepal. He helps senior guide for the bigger group and also small group in Annapurna, Langtang and Everest region.
Jivan originally hails from beautiful Dhading district and is involved in Ace from past 5 years. He is very passionate towards his work and wants to be a trekking guide for Ace.