Tourguide: Kumar Pandey
Contact Address: POB No. 8974, CPC 251, Kathmandu, Nepal
We didn’t have Kumar as our ABC trail trekking guide, but we met him afterwards when we were in the Durbar Square of Kathmandu. We didn’t especially want a tour guide that morning, but since Kurmar offered us an extraordinarily good deal of NRs 100, plus he looked fun and friendly, we accepted his offer. Kumar later told us that a scheduled protest of some kind that he had organized would start later that day. And because he was waiting and got a little bored, he wanted to find something to do. So he offered us such a good deal of being our tour guide, even without us asking and bargaining for one (we had other Nepalese offering us NRs 300 – 500).
Kumar speaks good English and is a Nepal government authorized guide. He is very experienced, and apparently, he has a very wide network of friends (he kept shaking hands and having small chat with those hanging around in the square). He is a fun guy. We had a good time with him 🙂