Ann WilliamsonUnited States
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 RivinusUnited States
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!
Ferenc MolnarUnited States
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 RosenfeldUnited States
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!
Stephen WashburnUnited States
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 RogersUnited States
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!
Noah Rouse Wilson, IIIUnited States
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.
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...