I want to know more about trekking in Nepal. I've heard rave reviews about both the Annapurna circuit and the Everest Base Camp route. Can anyone who has done these treks tell me a little more about them.
How fit do you need to be?
Is one better than the other?
Do I need a tour guide or can I hire a porter and do it myself?
How much will it cost to hire a porter?
I've heard that the Maoists sometimes stop you along the route and demand 'tolls' is this becoming a problem or is it a rare occurrence?
When is the best time of year to go trekking in Nepal?