Before we discovered we would need a guide for the Manaslu trek, we had decided on the trek. It can be a bit overwhelming as there are so many trekking companies in Kathmandu. Himal at Wilderness Trekking is a good choice. He was a porter before becoming a guide, then set up the company, so his knowledge of the treks is excellent. Our guide DB was really friendly and knowledgeable and spoke very good English and was good fun to be with. We don’t usually use guides and were a bit wary at first. Our guide really listened to what we wanted and tailored our trek accordingly. There are no hidden charges with Himal.