If I want to trek to Poon Hill, the route is so clear, and lodging plentiful, so I can hire a porter, but don't need a guide to show me the trekking route.
I have two friends interested in doing the Annapurna Dhaulagiri Community Trek for a week, up to Khopra Danda. This is an relatively new "eco" trek, with accommodation in community run lodging and homestays,
Do I need to employ a guide, or will I be fine just employing a porter? Is this a trek that can be walked independently, or must it be done through a trekking company or organized by the Himanchal Education Foundation?