A group of 4 of us are looking to trek to the Annapurna Sanctuary followed by a overland trip from Lhasa to Kathmandu. I have a couple questions regarding both trips.
1) We are wishing to camp instead of staying at tea houses along the trek. Thoughts? Anybody have a recommended agency that specifically camps? I can't seem to find any that outright give that option - the ones I have seen seem to all stay at teahouses, and when asked will say they camp. I don't want to camp in the backyard of the teahouse.
2) Is is better to try and stay with one company for both the trek and the overland, or try and switch companies to one based out of Tibet? I don't like the idea of supporting a Chinese company, but don't want to miss out on Tibet. Any recommendations for tour groups would be appreciated.
I have been on TAAN and looking around, but with over 1000 companies listed, it is hard to know where to begin. We would like to support local, Nepali companies and keep as much of our money in the local economy as possible.