I want to give a shout out to the travel company that has set up this Trek. Really Wild Challenges were brilliant where others failed because they actually listened to me and were solution focussed.
You see the thing is, the time of year when I am doing this trek is towards the end of the monsoon season so most companies do not have treks planned. That said, most of them invite people to email them to request specialist help but when I actually did this, rather than listen to me they just tried to get me to go at another tie of year (when they already had treks planned).
Frankly, if that was an option I wouldn't have needed to email them in the first place. It was doubly annoying because I explained all of this (availability to take time off, desire to be at Base Camp on my birthday, etc.) in my email.
The only exception to this was Really Wild Challenges who said that they didn't have anything planned for those dates but could set something up for me. The cost difference was nominal and mostly seems to be the difference between having my own room in the teahouses and sharing. I wouldn't have wanted to share a room anyway so that cost difference becomes academic.
Next post I plan to talk about the costs and what you get for your money.