From Pokhara, a 3-day/2-night tour of Poon Hill
I was part of a last-minute, 11th-hour trek, and yet everything was organized with such efficiency through this excellent company, for myself and two female friends.
We met our guide Vishal Gurung right on time in Pokhara, trekking early in the morning, and throughout the trek, he displayed an exemplary work ethic, sharing local knowledge of flora, fauna, and historical events affecting the area. Furthermore, it is apparent that he values connections with all communities along the way.
The porter, Prasad, was from the Birethanti valley, and was always friendly and accommodating. Due to other commitments, I had to leave the trek a day early (while the ladies continued via Ghandruk for a fourth day). He went above and beyond to ensure that I was safely returned to lower ground.