Jaya Gurung is a warm, friendly and trustworthy man. I thoroughly recommend him as a Trekking Guide. I recently employed Jaya to lead me around the Annapurna Circuit and he exceeded all of my expectations. His fee was much more competitive than many other Guides and the service he provided was exemplary. All internal administration was dealt with by Jaya prior to my arrival. This removed any additional stress for me and included tasks such as booking trekking permits, arranging airport transfers, hotel bookings and internal flights. During the trek, Jaya was extremely attentive to our every need and provided an excellent porter. Jaya arranged all of our lodgings, ordered all of our meals, paid the bills each evening and removed any language barriers. His English is proficient and he is about to receive his Degree in Tourism. His knowledge of Nepali history, culture, religion and geography is extensive. He has been involved in trekking since 1998 and has completed most treks and summits in Nepal countless times. I hope to return to Nepal soon. If I do, I will not hesitate to choose Jaya as my Guide.