Ram was recommended to me by a trekking company in Kathmandu as one of the top guides in the area. I am so glad that I got to trek to Everest Base Camp with him! His knowledge of the mountains, great sense of humour, and caring personality made the whole experience truly incredible. He took the time and effort to teach common phrases in Nepali, talk about the history and culture of various ethnic groups in the area, and made sure I was feeling well throughout the trek. At every village we passed, Ram would greet the locals like they were his siblings, a trait that had restaurant and hotel owners making sure our groups needs were a priority. Although the end of our trip was complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown, Ram made sure I was on the list to be evacuated out of the mountains. He is a true friend and I could not have asked for a better experience in Nepal.