My husband & I just returned from 5 weeks in Nepal - did Annapurna Circuit. Amazing ! What I learned - I WOULD NOT BOOK THROUGH A COMPANY. You can make your way to Kathmandu, Thamel, from airport easily. Easy to find hotel in Thamel - I suggest International Guest House or KTM Guest House - but many more. TAKE A GUIDE & PORTER. They make life so much easier and are cheap - US.$10 for porter & $12 for guide. - don't try to find the cheapest - this is their living and work is very limited! I can give names of a few excellent ones. Pay your own way on treks - you then get to choose where you stay and eat what you want. TAKE YOUR TIME ON TREKS - you are there to enjoy not beat a time in a guidebook. Email me if you have any questions.