I'm arriving at KTM on 23 Dec and plan to do a Poon Hill Trek(around 25 Dec) and would like to check if it's a better idea to book a local guide at Kathmandu/Pokhara or should I book online before arrival?
Also, any recommendations on local guides would be appreciated! I've did some research online and found that there's plenty of agencies charging $500 USD or more per person for a 4-5 days Poon Hill Trek. On the other hand, I've read quite a bit of reviews that the trek can actually be done at a much cheaper price (considering $20/meals, $20/porter $5/accommodation a day). However I'm having difficulty finding such guides online and wonder if they can only be hired at KTM/PKR?