I am from Australia and have visited Nepal twice and hired Manish as my guide. Manish is a great guide who speaks English very well and can explain Nepali culture and land. If you want a real guide who will keep you safe and is very flexible then Manish is your man.
He is also really well priced, will not take you to ‘his friends’ shops or other tourist hassle places. You will have fun, learn a lot, see a lot, be safe and have some adventure as well.