"Debu" - short for Devendra Prasad, is a wonderful trekking Guide for Uttaranchal treks. He has an expert knowledge of this region and has supervised and conducted many trekking tours in Kumaon region. He is a very popular Guide with the Bengali tourists from West Bengal who throng these mountains during Puja Vacation in September/October of each year. From his customers he has learnt a smattering of Bengali and has even visited Kolkata when a grateful Customer forcibly took him on a free tour, to his hometown near Kolkata! Ever since his name has been shortened to the popular Bengali daknaam (i.e. nickname) " Debu".
I have done several treks with him and would recommend his services to any tourist. He lives in Khati Village which is on the trail-route to Pindari-Sunderdunga-Kafni treks. There is no power in Khati.
Disclaimer: Though I have found Debu to be a good Guide for my needs, anybody planning to use his services must fully evaluate his capabilities vis-a-vis their own needs; and only if sure use his services.
Update of contact numbers as of: 14th December 2015
Debu's son Khilap's Cell#: +91 94577-29880
If you don't get Cell rings .. send SMS to above Khilap's cell numbers ... He will call back.
Debu's Home postal address is:
Devendra Prasad (Debu)
Village P.O. Khati
Via Pindari Road Khati
Dist: Bageshwar Pin:263679