I was initially unsure about hiring a guide, but am so so glad we did. Raj really made this trip for us – his insight and experience from working in the mountains all his life make for great stories, and knowledge of the area is staggering (Always pointing at mountains and naming first ascensionists!). His English is perfect, genuinely the best we heard in our time in Nepal (especially good when compared to some other guides!). We stayed in the best places, having great rooms as he often new the owner! Wouldn’t go with anyone else again. Thanks Raj for a perfect trip.