I arrive in Kathmandu March 23 and hope to start the Annapurna Circuit trek shortly after. I am arriving alone and intend to avoid excess fees / porters if possible. I would also like to make it into the Upper Mustang region to visit some of the more remote villages and hikes. I would love to find like minded folk who care about the planet and cultural exploration for this journey!
Also, I have read in Lonely Planet that the license fee was decreased to 100$ from the usual 500$ for visiting the Upper Mustang region, does anyone know if this still true?