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.
Mountain Biking Guides
Founder & Managing Director
Prem started working in the Nepalese tourism industry at the age of 15. He worked as Trek/Tour leader in the mountains for more than 8 years.
Prem always had passion and devotion towards tourism business. His hard work and efforts made it possible for him to establish Ace the Himalaya in 2006. Currently he is the managing director at Ace the Himalaya Trekking, Ace the Himalaya Tours and Travel, Ace Holidays Travel and Adventure, Ace Express Cargo and Ace Transports. He is also the managing director of hotel Comfort Inn at Nagarkot which will...Read more
Business Development Manager
Expert Business Developer with a passion for travel and tourism. Suraj, joined Ace the Himalaya, after completing his Masters degree from UK. With a strong background in IT, Suraj got his degree in Computer Networking from University of Bedfordshire, UK, where he spent his post graduate time, getting training at a reputed E-Commerce company called “E-fileready.com”, based in central London.
He then returned to Nepal, to pursue his passion, photography and trekking. With a great eye for photography, Suraj has trekked around Nepal’s beautiful landscapes, from Annapurna Base camp, and knows the Annapurna region thoroughly. With openness...Read more
Representative (North Americans)
Alexia previously ran the North Americansn 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 (UK and Ireland)
Kevin Hall is Ace the Himalaya’s U.K travel consultant and works along the team in ensuring our services meet the needs of the U.K market.
Having visited Nepal in 2008 to take part in an expedition, he fell in love with Nepal, Himalayas and Kathmandu. He has returned almost every year since, leading adult and school groups to a range of locations and helping to support local charitable causes. He used Ace the Himalaya’s services for a school expedition he was leading and was so impressed with our organization and attention to detail he agreed to put his name to the team.
Kevin has been a teacher for around 15 years and has spent 7 years as a Deputy Head Teacher in a school in the West Midlands. He is a U.K Mountain Leader and when not trekking in the Himalayas he is often found mountaineering in the beautiful mountains of Snowdonia and the Scottish Highlands. His specialty is working with big groups including schools, universities and colleges but he will equally work with individuals in arranging solo adventures. Kevin is happy to work with groups in the UK in preparation for their expeditions and will sometimes accompany groups if required.
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.
Alfira Naftaly Pangalila also called by her nick Abex, hails from Jakarta, Indonesia who grew up loving adventure at the age of 8, learning survival skills in the jungle from her father.
Abex has studied Tourism and always had a will to work in the sector as an operator/Leader (guide). After working as a secretary in an Americansn oil and gas company she decided to quit the job and start her own venture by simply operating Tours/Travels. Her long term plan though is to contribute in the process of conserving Indonesias National Park & of course all around the world.
Abex visited Nepal for the first time expanding her boundaries of Adventure and conducted Trekking in the beautiful Langtang Region and climbed the Yala Peak. The trekking & climbing experience according to her was magical and the best experience she had till date. She is very happy to to be a part of Ace the Himalaya team and feels herself lucky to introduce Nepal to Indonesia.
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.
Manager - Sales, Operation and Reservation
Sajiya Shah, a young enthusiastic lady, completed her business degree from Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu and is currently working as sales, operation and reservation manager for Ace the Himalaya. She at first joined us as our communication officer. She has four years of experience working for a 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 look over sales, meet up with clients and organize pre-trek orientations, listen to clients’ problems and solve them and take care of operations of our company.
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 members.
Website Developer and Administrator
Graduate in Computer Science and Information Technology, Navraj came from the second largest city Biratnagar to fulfill his dreams. Highly energetic and committed to his work, he wants to summit Everest before he dies. He dreams of changing the world with science and technology. Before joining Ace the Himalaya, he worked as an intern Magento Developer.
At our company, he manages our website. He monitors the performance of our website, fixes glitches, updates content, tweaks the design and ensures the website appeals to its target users. He also handles the website of our sister organizations. He is the technical representative for Ace the Himalaya. He supervises the development of new website and coordinates with web development agency.
Navraj is interested in photography and travelling. In his free time, he enjoys listening to music and watching movies and television series. He is a huge Game of Thrones fan. And he is a bigger football fan. Don't say a bad word about Barcelona and Messi. What he is really passionate about is science and technology. He spends his time surfing the internet and learning new things. He shares, "Ace the Himalaya is a wonderful place to work in. The team is filled with young charismatic people who drive the company towards its prosperous future. The atmosphere is very pleasant and its fun working here."
Content Writer, Editor and Social Media Manager
Lokesh Gurung is content writer, editor and social media manager for Ace the Himalaya. This young man, who is also pursuing a Bachelor’s degree, has previously worked as content writer for an Australian web design and SEO firm. And before that, he was a grammar teacher for two years. He says he loved telling stories to students.
At Ace the Himalaya, his job involves writing content for website and blog and writing emails and newsletters. He also edits content that’s already in the website and blog. And as social media manager, he looks all the social accounts of Ace the Himalaya and creates content for them as well.
Since he writes professionally, it’s natural that he is more interested in writings. He reads poetry, short stories and novels and writes literary pieces occasionally. Other than reading and writing, he loves to listen to songs, travelling, walking and running, and wandering and discovering things on the web. In the future, he likes to take up photography.
Transportation and Reservation Officer
Originally from Dharan, litetrature and art lover, Suvani Subba has already worked for prestigious CG Group as assistant in sales as well as customer care executive for Himal Refrigeration and Electrical Industries Pvt. Ltd. Currently at Ace the Himalaya she works as Transportation and Reservation Officer.
Subba skillfully completes her task which includes managing fleet service for clients whether be it for pick up or drop off and arranging vehicle for trips. She also plays major role in preparing hotel booking by assisting the Reservation Manager.
Her hobbies include writing, reading and sketching. She loves exploring new places. During her leisure time, she loves surfing net and watching movies. She is a big fan of Japanese animation. She says Hayao Miyazaki is a god. She dreams to visit Greece and Italy. About her experience in Ace the Himalaya she says, "So far the journy has been wonderful experience for me. Thanks to the supportive and motivating staff and homely working enviroment."
Raj K Khatry is the coordinator for community support projects (CSP) of Ace the Himalaya with our social organization Sambhav Nepal Foundation. He spends most of his time in Arupokhari- 7 (in Gorkha district in western Nepal), which is the main working area of Sambhav Nepal and also his home.
He handles all our projects and voluntourism trips like school volunteer program, community volunteer program and healthpost volunteer program. He makes sure that all the logistics and materials needed to run projects and trips are bought, transferred and used properly. And it is also his responsibility to take volunteers to schools and healthposts where they will work and to help them to volunteer smoothly.
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
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
This enthusiastic guy permanently hailing from Nele village of Everest region, started off as a porter. With the elapse of time, santosh started guiding private groups in SoluKhumbu (Everest region) after completing his Guide Training/ First Aid training in kathmandu.Read more
His professionalism with all the experience has led him to guide the trekking groups with great care for their safety. All this years he has been extensively trekking around the major shrines of the himalays like the Everest, Annapurna Circuit and Langtang regions. Santosh beside being a trekking guide holds knowledge in the field of mountain biking and has been...
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
Baikuntha is a trekking guide originally hailing from the historic Nuwakot district. His main expertise lies in area of everest region. However, he also hold trekking experience in regions like Annapurna, Langtang and Poonhill.He has also conducted trips in Tibet and India. Beside being a Guide, there is another hidden personality in him. He considers himself a ‘book-worm’ and fancies himself to become a writter. His keen interest in books certainly makes him knowledgeable, discipline and mature in his work.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 from 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.
Kumar orginally hails from Tanahu district and is been working with Ace the Himalaya for couple of years now. With 15 years of experience as a guide, he is best known for Everest Region Trek, Dolpo Region Trek, Annapurna Region Trek and Manaslu Region Treks. He also holds experience in conducting Treks in India.Read more
He considers himself being lunky to be working in this tourism field, which according to him has provided chance to emmerse & explore the nature.
Dipak entered the tourism sector as a porter, carrying heavy loads in the treks, then as a Trekking guide. With his vast trekking experience in many remote areas of Nepal, dahal has worked as a guide at Ace the Himalaya since 2011.
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 sense of humor set him apart.Read more
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.
He is very much familiar with Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions of Nepal. He speaks good English and has license from Ministry of Tourism in Nepal and also holds a High Altitude First Aid Certificate.Read more
Sunil Neupane is an enthusiastic and ambitious man. He started into trekking as a porter for Ace the Himalaya and by now he has upgraded into a trekking guide. He has done a good number of treks into three major trekking regions of Nepal: Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. And he aims to become a climbing guide in the future.
Apart from trekking, he has other interests and hobbies. He is interested in sports, mainly swimming. Whenever he has a free time, he goes for swimming and enjoys the thrill of swimming in rivers. And he is a very good...Read more
Manoj Bhattarai is one of the most experienced trekking guides of Ace the Himalaya. He has been guiding trekkers all over Nepal for last 10 years. He is an expert guide of Everest and Manaslu regions and remote trekking regions such as Upper Dolpo, Kanchenjunga and Lemi Valley.
He started as a porter and worked for two years. Before he came into trekking, he was in other professions which makes him one of the most broad-minded and informed guides we have. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and...Read more
Rajan Rokaha is one of our senior and highly experienced trekking guides. He has led trekking groups to all major regions of Nepal, from Everest to Annapurna to Langtang. He believes that trekking guides are the representatives of Nepal and it’s their duty to take care of the clients in the mountains and show them the beauty of the Himalayas. He also takes care of his potters and encourages them to work hard so that one day they can guide trekkers.Read more
Man Singh Gurung is a serious and hardworking trekking guide with 7 years of experience. He is an expert of Manaslu region. He has done all the treks of Manaslu, from Lower Manaslu Trek to Upper Manaslu Trek and has been to the beautiful Tsum Valley. Apart from Manaslu, he has trekked frequently to Annapurna and Everest regions.
Before he came into trekking, he was...Read more
Preety is an athletic, lovely and intelligent Sherpa woman. She is one of our female trekking guides, who opines that trekking empowers her and more and more women should join the trekking profession. She has done a considerable number of treks in Everest region, which is also her home. She is one of the few guides who have led groups in monastery trail treks.
She started trekking a very long time ago when she was still in school. Then she broke away from trekking and completed her...Read more
Laxmi Khatri is intelligent, energetic and hard working. Young and up-and-coming trekking guide, she has led clients to Everest and Annapurna, two of the most popular trekking regions in Nepal.
Born in the village of Chaurikharka near Lukla, she saw foreigners making their way to various parts of Everest region and wanted to be a guide to lead them. Her elder brother Santosh is one of the best guides of Ace the Himalaya and her sister-in-law is also in the travel industry; this inspired her even more to achieve her dream...Read more
Young and full of energy and passion for trekking, Dipesh Rokaha has risen from being a helpful and curious potter to a hardworking and knowledgeable trekking guide of Ace the Himalaya. Over the years he has been with us, he has done Annapurna Circuit, Base Camp and Poon Hill Treks countless times.
When he is not trekking, he does...Read more
Nima Sange Sherpa is one of our most experienced trekking guides. He entered into trekking profession about 20 years ago as a porter. He worked hard carrying bags and stuffs of trekkers across Nepal’s major trekking regions and slowly transitioned into a trekking guide. He has guided trekkers to all the major regions such as Everest, Annapurna, Manaslu and Lantang, and also been to remote regions like Upper Mustang and Dolpo.Read more
A funny and cheerful guy, Kamal Raj Neupane has done many treks in Everest and Annapurna regions. He is easily liked by clients as he jokes a lot and also works hard to ensure his clients have the best time in the Himalayas.
In his free time, he loves to go to movie theatres to see comedies. And he is also...Read more
Resham Rana is one of our rising stars. He started as a porter with Ace the Himalaya and has worked hard his way to becoming a trekking guide. He has led trekkers to Annapurna, Langtang and Everest regions and is very informed about these regions.
Other than trekking, he loves swimming and...Read more
Deepak Neupane is a dedicated and diligent trekking guide. He has trekked in both Annapurna and Everest regions. In Everest region, he has done high passes trek and climbed trekking peaks like Island Peak. He is one of our adventurous trekking guides who love to hike in difficult trekking routes.
He knows English well and is pursuing Bachelor’s in Education. When...Read more
Yam Rana is one of our rising stars. His love for trekking brought him to us and has led trekking groups to regions like Everest, Annapurna and Langtang. He started as a porter, doing his duty with great dedication and learning as much as he can from the guides he worked with, and now guides trekkers every...Read more
Raj Kumar Karki is one of our rising stars. He is young, hardworking and knows a lot about trekking. He has trekked in Annapurna Circuit, to Everest Base Camp, Poon Hill and Annapurna Base Camp numerous times.
Currently he is also studying. Enrolled in Bachelor’s in Education. He believes...Read more
Mountain Biking Guides
Santosh Khatri is our top mountain biking guide. He guides most of our biking trips. He has done from Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking to Annapurna Circuit and also been to Tibet cycling in Lhasa and Friendship Highway. He has taken part in cycling competitions a lot. He was a winner in TAAN International Eco-challenge 2014.Read more
Dipesh Rokaha is a passionate mountain biker and works as our mountain biking guide. He has led bikers in Annapurna Circuit and Kathmandu Valley Rim many times. He says he loves to bike around in Annapurna Circuit as the track is challenging with splendid views of the Himalayas and keeps him awayRead 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.
Ang Furi, a camping cook from Solu, prepares Nepali, Continental, Japanese and Americansn 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.
Prakash Tamang is our camping cook. He goes in all our camp-style treks. He is very experienced with 13 years of cooking and prepares different varieties of Nepali cuisines and serves the clients. He has been to all over Nepal, from Kanchenjunga in the east to Upper Dolpo in the west.
He also has done some climbing in the past. He has summited to peaks like Mera Peak and Island Peak.