I'm a solo female traveler in her 30's and will be in Nepal in October. I'm interested in a 10-16 day trek and have a few questions.
* Any recommendations on which trek? Annapurna Circuit w/ Jomsom or Annapurna Base?
* Should I book through an agency ahead of time? Is there any that you can recommend? Or can anyone recommend a guide/porter? Advantages of using an agency vs. hiring an independent guide/porter? I don't want to get ripped off by an agency but want to find a reliable way that will ensure my safety and provide a great experience.
* Can anyone give me an idea of how much it would cost me? I've been seeing anywhere from $30/day to a couple $1000 through American/international agencies.
* In terms of renting equipment for the trek, any recommendations on what to rent vs. what to buy?
Appreciate any feedback!
Cheers!Edited: 12:20 pm, March 19, 2013