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Bikash Gurung is a trustworthy, considerate and knowledgeable friend who led me to an amazingly wonderful, safe and well-organized twenty-day expedition. We went to Annapurna and saw the stunningly beautiful mountain, and stayed in Bikash's hospitable family in Pokhara for many days and in his village Thak as well, which gave me a great opportunity to understand Nepali life. His family members are kind-hearted and took really good care of me. A trip with Bikash is special because you could go to those places where not so many tourists have been to, and homestay offers you an in-depth understanding for the local life, custom and rituals, which is especially helpful for those who are interested in local cultures. This is an unforgettable trip and I feel deeply thankful to Bikash who shared with me this great experience. I heartily recommend you to join this wonderful journey, and I wish brother Bikash successful in his business.
I found Dil Maya Treks on the internet and started communicating with Bikash through emails about 5 months before I left for Nepal. He was prompt and accomodating in all of his responses and was willing to create a 5 Day Trek that met all of my needs. Once I met Bikash in Nepal I knew I had made the right choice. He was personable, knowledgeable and very trustworthy. I am a 63 year old woman who was traveling alone and I always felt safe and in good hands. The Trek itself was amazing, traveling to the Gurung Mountain Villages and staying with families along the way. It was an astounding experience that I will long remember . Thank you Bikash for taking such good care of me and giving me an experience of a life time.
Bikash, thanks for an amazing trip! Dil Maya was the right choice. How you treated me BEFORE we met - patient with questions, tailoring my adventure to my needs, and your demeanor - made my choice easy. Our trek into the hills was eye-opening. Traveling the pathways between villages, rather than "trekker routes," gave me a glimpse into Nepali life I could not have had without you. Your knowledge of the culture added such depth. So cool to meet and share meals with locals too. And few tourists will ever see the side of Pokhara you shared with me - religious ceremonies, local festivals! And as a woman alone, I felt safe always. You are the best! I heartily recommend anyone to Dil Maya Treks for the most unique and tailored adventures.
I have known Bikash Gurung for over twenty years and have been trekking with him, and worked on numerous projects with him over the years. I cannot recommend him too highly. He is very intelligent, honest, humorous, practical, knowledgeable about Gurung customs and culture. A perfect guide and companion in every way. If you choose him and his company you will have a wonderful trip. I have the deepest respect and affection for Bikash and wish him all success in his business. Professor Alan Macfarlane (University of Cambridge)
I can fully recommend Dil Maya treks and Bikash. I went on a 19 day expedition around Annapurna and it couldn't have been better organised. Bikash and his team are kind, trustworthy and knowledgeable. They went out of their way to accommodate me. On one occasion I wanted to split from the group to trek to the highest ice lake in the world and Bikash arranged this for me, doubling back on himself to meet me again and reunite me with the rest of the group. You won't be disappointed if you arrange your trek through Dil Maya. Damien Pearse, England
Dil Maya Treks and Bikash arranged the Annapurna Circuit Trek for me, in my late '60's and my son. It was an unforgettable experience. Bikash was constantly at my side, ensuring that I was all right, always ready to support me in the difficult or especially tiring bits. He was a fount of knowledge on local culture and customs, invariably cheerful and great company. I am profoundly grateful to Bikash and DilMaya and have no hesitation in recommending them.