I could not have asked for a better guide than Parbati. She knew when to engage in a conversation and when to give me space to take in the beauty of the surrounding. Parbati had a great knowledge of the region. She also introduced me to many locals on our trek, one of which even invited us to come in and have some Tibetan tea. If I asked her a question that she did not know, she would look into her guide book or ask the locals and then tell me the next day. I really enjoyed her company. It made me smile when she sang from Nepali to Hindi to English songs. Once, I got quite sick on the trek, Parbati took care of me and made sure that I could continue. I highly recommend Parbati as your guide.