I have several questions regarding trekking in Nepal and I would really appreciate your answer.
I looked through the forum and found some answers already, but since many older threads pertain to trekkings, which took place in 2011-2010 or even earlier. I would like to know the most up-to-date status.
1) How long (in days) does it usually take to find agency/guide/porter & arrange everything before the actual trekking begins (before we leave Kathmandu). I assume that I arrive to Kathmandu before any previous arrangements, I don't know anybody there and I'm thinking of Manaslu circle or EBC/Gokyo.
2) How much does it usually cost when arranging it in Kathmandu (Manaslu or EBC/Gokyo)
3) Is it possible to quickly find a group to trek with in Kathmandu (which would be more fun and presumably cheaper), or do I have to go on solo trek in such case.
Also, if you have any hints to share with a Nepal newbie (me), I would be grateful.
Thanks in advance.