Fantastic trip and report. I have good memories from Nepal as I did a Mera Peak trek and climb back in October 1995, shortly before the November disaster in which extreme snowfalls caused by the India Cyclone buried close to a hundred victims on trekking routes. Not to mention the "Into Thin Air" disaster half a year later on Everest. Or the devastating earthquake of 2015. I have a Nepalese colleague and we have done several interesting local trips in the Toronto area together (not mountains but still some challenge and fun).