I took a 20 day trip with Binod through the Annapurna circuit in January as a solo female. It was off-peak and freezing cold, getting down to -20 some days but it was the best trek I have done by far. Binod was an excellent guide, he genuinely cared about how I was feeling and making sure I was having a good time. He always tried to take us to the nice hotels rather than some operators who take you to the cheapest so they get a bigger cut. His English is impeccable and he is entertaining and always happy to share stories about his family and culture. I could not recommend him highly enough.