Myself with my wife and 7.5 year old daughter undertook a trekking in the Annapurna region during the first two weeks in October, 2011 with Raj Nepal as guide. We had been planning this trip for a long time and chose Raj as our trekking guide based on the recommendations that we found in the net. I am very happy to say Raj was an extremely helpful, competent and honest guide who exceeded all our expectations. We had been planning this trip from March 2011 and Raj helped us shape the plan all along. He answered each and every of my questions with patience and courtesy. We were especially concerned since this was going to be the first long trek for my daughter but Raj put us at ease with his his very helpful suggestions at the planning stage.
During the trek, Raj and his cousin porter Rajen were extremely kind and helpful to all of us in every aspect. Raj took us to very nice and comfortable lodges, arranged for any food that was on the menu and Rajen often helped in the cooking so that we get good food. They even provided snacks and various fruits to us free of cost after each dinner. Most importantly, Raj was always willing to help and address our needs without any hesitation and always with a smile and a positive attitude. He is also very knowledgeable about the area and provided us with valuable information all throughout the trek. We feel very lucky that we had Raj (and Rajen) as our guide (and porter) and would love to have them again as our guide (and porter) in the future.
I would strongly recommend Raj as a trekking guide in Nepal without any hesitation.