So I've decided to do my full time in Nepal.
So my plan is to fly from UK on 4th/5th October to Kathmandu and fly home on 19th/20th so best case I guess I have about 13 days "free" for tea house trekking but I think 10 days might be more realistic as I will I want to factor in getting to/from Pokhara and some sight seeing in Kathmandu.
I'm thinking that I'd do the Annapurna Sanctuary route + Poon hill (I'd prefer to do the full Annapurna circuit but I don't think from looking at posts I'll have time) Is this an achievable plan?
I'm pretty fit (run ultramarathons and frequently walk in hills) so would hope I could walk at a good pace and from what I gather the altitude on this route isn't too high (although I've never walked at altitude given the UK doesn't have much over 1000m)
My other desire is to walk some summits - are there any achievable in this time scale or is poon hill the best way to reach a summit (although not a very high one) on my time restraints?
Regards to porters, can you only arrange these pre trek or can you arrange these once you've started your trek? (loathe to say "pick one up on the way" but that's sort of what I mean)
How easy is to to get to Pokhara from Kathmandu when I arrive?
How safe is it travelling as a solo female? I've seen a few articles about muggings and robbery.
What can I expect from the tea houses? How many trekkers do they tend to accommodate?
Hope you can help! I'll have more questions I'm sure! :-)