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on Nov 26, 2017
Nirmala was a great guide who went above and beyond to ensure superb customer service. She even met me on the bus station the day prior, helped me find my accomodation, checked that I had packed items correctly and we went out and bought a few extra things that I was missing. She was great company on the trek as it was just the two of us and also gave great insight on Nepalese culture. Highly recommend her as a guide.
(United States of America)
on Sep 29, 2017
Nirmala is an AMAZING guide and any trekker would beyond blessed to have her! My good friend and I have dreamed of visiting Nepal since our college days and, because of varying circumstances, September 2017 worked out best- which also happened to be when my friend was 5 months pregnant! Nirmala made sure we did a trek appropriate for my friend's limitations, while still ensuring that we got to heights where the snowcapped peaks of the Annapurna range and endless terraced rice fields were visible. She closely monitored how my friend was feeling and if she was dehydrated or injured. She located a porter for us ahead of time and chose teahouses that she was familiar with and could vouch for. She haggled prices, gave information about the mountain ranges and people groups, helped us organize all of our meals and funds at each teahouse, and even got our return-ticket money back from a begrudging bus company that we had had a terrible experience with on our way down to Pokhara! She seriously went FAR ABOVE her trekking guide duties. Additionally, we specifically wanted a female guide through Sherpana's website, as well as to have our permits taken care of in advance, but we wanted to do everything else on the ground as we went along, so as to save on costs. Both the Sherpana website staff and Nirmala herself were extremely flexible and totally honored our wishes. We had an amazing 4 day trek, plus an overnight stay in Pokhara (where Nirmala had us over to her family's house for dinner!) and we wish we'd never left!