We're considering a two-and-a-half week visit to Nepal in late March / early April, and want to spend as much of that time as possible trekking. Based on our research so far, we really like the sound of a Manaslu trek, and it sounds like there are versions of this that will fit our length-of-stay. However, we're really confused about whether that trek would be appropriate for our kids. They're ages 10 and 12, are in very good physical shape, and are experienced hikers. Seems to me that our younger child could handle anything that your average American 62-year-old could handle (if not more). However, the trekking companies we've spoken to so far have given widely varying feedback -- some seem to think it'd be no big deal for our kids, others seem to think we're courting disaster. Has anyone done the Manaslu trek with kids this age? If Manaslu is truly inadvisable, we'd be interested in recommendations for alternative treks, but we're very intent on (1) avoiding big crowds (no Poon Hill!) and (2) taking a 'real' trek that is representative of the best that Nepal has to offer. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.