Hi, I arrive in Kathmandu on the 31st of October and am looking to start a trek a few days later. No specific route or length but 8-20 days max at a steady pace. I’ve heard great things about the Mardi Himal trek. It’s less popular and quieter than the ACT etc which is attractive to me. I’m a pretty fast walker but have never done a trek before. I’d like to do it without a guide but wuld be good to have one or 2 people to walk with for laughs as much as safety. I’ll probably stay at Alobar 1000 for a few nights on arrival so maybe see you there for a beer and planning sesh!