Traveler Reviews of Private Tours in Kathmandu Nepal by Tour Guide Vimal T. (Guide #2044)


Ann Williamson

United States
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Tour: #12176, Shivapuri Birds, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: May 20/18

Vimal was an excellent guide. He is very knowledgeable and passionate about birding. He knows the region and is able to find species by sound as well as sight. And it was a joy to spend a day with him on the trail. I hope to return to Nepal for a longer stay and will definitely try to connect with him again to guide us. Well done!

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Ann Thanks for your kind words. I am very glad you enjoyed the walk in nature with birds. It was great pleasure guiding you and Julie in the park, though not many expected birds. Nature is such, though in my record we have over 50 species of birds that I will share soon. Hope to get the same opportunity to guide you in future, thanks. Have a great day!

Andrew Rivinus

United States
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Tour: #12176, Shivapuri Birds, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Apr 3/18

This was my second day with VimalT. At Shivapuri, the forest is much more dense and the foliage thicker, giving bird an easier time hiding. Still we saw over 40 species. I represent a challenge for Vimal as my hearing is not good and as such, I cannot bird by ear. Vimal identified between 10 and 20 additional birds by sound alone. Vimal is an excellent birder and is passionate about the birds in this area. If you are looking to see birds local to the forested area around Kathmandu, this is a great tour.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Andrew again for this kind words and I am very glad you enjoyed the nature, national park and the birds of Shivapuri national park, that we are so blessed to have nearby. It was my pleasure again to guide you there. Yes its well over 60 species of the birds from the park, still would have loved to see and show more!

Andrew Rivinus

United States
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Tour: #9815, Birds of Godawari, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Apr 2/18

This was an excellent tour. Vimal T. knows the area well. He is a skilled birder who knows the birds in the area and how to find them. We found 50 species of birds from the most common to the most exotic during the day. Vimal is very personable and his English is excellent.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Andrew for taking time to write your kind feedback. It was pleasure meeting and showing around Godawari, that is rich in birdlife.

Ferenc Molnar

United States
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Tour: #12176, Shivapuri Birds, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Jan 24/18

Vimal is a very knowledgeable birding guide. It was a pleasure exploring the birds of Shivapuri with him (despite the rain!). I would use his services again without a doubt.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Ferenc for taking time to write these kind words. It was a great pleasure meeting you and taking around. Hope you enjoyed the birds you have seen on this tours. Have a great day! Vimal

Jan Rosenfeld

United States
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Tour: #12176, Shivapuri Birds, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Nov 3/17

We had a wonderful day with Vimal at beautiful Shivapuri. If you enjoy nature and interesting birds this is the tour you should take. It is a refreshing change from downtown Kathmandu . Vimal is extremely knowledgeable about not only the birds but also the plants and trees. He also can converse about the history and politics of Nepal. Vimal has fabulous English and is just such a pleasure to be with. We enjoyed our day with him and would highly recommend his tours to all.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: It was great pleasure guiding you and Michael Jan and glad to know you enjoyed immensely. Certainly, Shivapuri national park nearby is such a great place for the nature quest - for birds and many other kinds of stuff. Thanks again for your appreciation and great words of feedback. Thanks, lot!

Jan Rosenfeld

United States
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Tour: #9815, Birds of Godawari, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Oct 24/17

Vimal was a fabulous guide. We saw 45 birds and he was great at identifying and spotting many different species . Vimal is extremely knowledgeable and knows his birds! You won't be disappointed.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jan for taking time for this review. I am very glad you enjoyed the birding with me in Godawari Vimal

Nash Turley

United States
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Tour: #9815, Birds of Godawari forest, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Aug 29/17

Vimal was an excellent guide and an amazing naturalist. We had a great time, saw and heard tons of birds, plants and bugs, and also learned a lot about the region and Nepal in general. Vimal was very committed to showing us as many birds as possible. I highly recommend this trip specifically and Vimal as a guide.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks, Nash, pleasure taking you and Amy around and share my knowledge of the area in nature. And yes did learn a lot about insects world from you too and will send pictures when I have too...being with other nature lover and naturalist always a great opportunity for me too, thanks

Keith Mainwaring

Sweden
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Tour: #9815, Godawari Birdwatching, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Apr 6/17

Vimal is the perfect birdwatching guide - very knowledgeable, good company and clearly committed to bird and environmental conservation in Nepal. He confirmed arrangements in advance of our trip, arrived early and the transport arrangements were faultless. I also saw a good number of bird species and got some photos that I am very pleased with. I recommend Vimal with no hesitation whatsoever.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks for your kind words Keith, was my pleasure taking your around.

Jan O'Brien

Canada
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Tour: #9815, Godawari Birdwatching, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Mar 10/17

Vimal is pleasant and knowledgable. During our morning at Godawari, we saw a wide array of birds including barred owlet, great barbet, white-crested laughing thrush, orange-bellied leaf bird, and fire tail sunbird. He puts his love of birds and deep concern for their future into action with his work as a director of Bird Conservation Nepal.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Jan for taking time to write these kind words and was great pleasure showing around our birds in Godawari, that hope was memorable to you too. Just...I am in board as EC member but not a director...Have a great day!

Todd Thompson

United States
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Tour: #9815, Godawari Birdwatching, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Jan 15/17

Vimal is a great guide. It was a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Todd. I am glad you had a great day of birding with me in Nepal

Stephen Washburn

United States
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Tour: #12176, Shivapuri Birds, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Oct 24/16

Vimal is the most knowledgeable naturalist that I have met in Nepal and India. Not only is he an accomplished bird watching specialist, he also has a great understanding of local plants and butterflies. A very patient guide, and someone you will enjoy spending time with. I felt he was the perfect guide for this adventure.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: I am really glad Stefan that you enjoyed my company and knowledge, still lot to learn though and thanks lot for your kind words.

Kirk Rogers

United States
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Tour: #12176, Shivapuri Birds, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Sep 12/16

Our second day with Vimal was in the rain, heavy on occasion, for most of our time. All the same, it was a terrific experience, and although I would have hoped for a clear day with good light, it didn't stop us from finding/photographing new bird species. It was an enjoyable experience. Vimal is conscientious, professional and a good man. I would recommend his services without equivocation. Do yourself a favor if you travel to his area and contact him…

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks lot Kirk, appreciate!

Kirk Rogers

United States
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Tour: #9815, Godawari Birdwatching, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Sep 11/16

We employed Vimal to serve as a guide seeking birds for a photographic effort over two days. The weather wasn't great but everything else about our field time surely was. Plenty of new bird species around in interesting settings, but the light was poor or we were in the rain - just that time of year I'm afraid. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Vimal to anyone wishing to maximize their field time in Nepal. Vimal is conscientious, professional and a really good man all around…

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Kirk for your great words, appreciate really...regards/Vimal

Noah Rouse Wilson, III

United States
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Tour: #12176, Birdwatching in Kathmandu valley, Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Nov 23/15

Vimal was knowledgeable, pleasant, patient and easy to converse with. He went out of his way to make sure we had a good experience, like buying us a cup of tea at the start of our trip from a local vendor to making sure we had access to the temple at the monastery we visited. Vimal provided everything we expected from a guide. We had no complaints and we highly recommend him.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Noah. It was my pleasure to meet and guide you at Shivapuri nature park.

Linda Kendell

Australia
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Tour: #12176, Birdwatching in Kathmandu valley, Nepal, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Sep 24/14

Vimal was extremely knowledgable and very pleasant company. Shivapura was a great birding location and a lovely spot for a walk in the forest. I would highly recommend Vimal. We had a great day.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Linda and glad you really enjoyed the nature hike...

Michael Wong

United States
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Tour: #9733, Champa Devi tour, Kathmandu, Nepal    view tour
Date: Jan 2/13

Our guide was excellent, friendly, and prepared with water/food. However, this hike can be considered more a feat of aerobic endurance than being immersed in the beauty of nature. The descent on wet days is treacherous for all levels of hiking, and therefore, I would rate this hike to be a intermediate +. Some panoramic views of the nepalese mountains were inspiring and unforgettable, making this hike worthwhile. Be prepared for extreme fluctuations in temperature and dress accordingly in light layers.

TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thanks Michael for your feedback and suggestions. I am very glad that you enjoyed the hike well... Vimal T.