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You don't need a guide for this trek, but you'll sure have lots of applicants. It'll make things easier if you've got a route description and/or map; if all else fails, see if it's possible to buy and download a single chapter or two from one of the Lonely Planet books. You can either email it to yourself or carry it on a jump drive.
Or approach any Westerner you see; they'll all be carrying the same guidebooks and referring to them constantly (as did I).
Sorry I don't know about a place to leave your bike.
I did do only biking and no hiking in Nepal, but when you walk in Kathmandu you will see many shops selling complete hiking trips. I did hear that there is a big difference betweeen good and bad hiking-trips, so I hope somebody can give you a tip for a good company.
Parking your bike would not be a problem. Good hotels have 24/7 save parking. I did stay in Hotel Vaishali in Thamel district Kathmandu and my bike was protected always.
Enjoy, and if you would like to see some movies or read about my trip: Going East - Home
As Mark mentioned, there will be many people offering to be your trekking guide. Completely not necessary as the path is well travelled to say the least so as long as you have the standard trekking map sold everywhere in Kathmandu and you know the name of the next village.
What you should consider is whether you will want a porter to carry your stuff. If you are a hiker normally you will probably prefer to carry your own pack, if you are not then you may want to consider it. The air is mighty thin at that altitude and most people on your route will be carying their day packs while the heavy pack is being lugged along by a porter or by yak if it a high priced tour. They will charge you a lot more to organize a porter out of Kathmandu, you can usually get one in any village if you are feeling a bit altitude sick on any certain day, try to organize through the guest house you are staying at as otherwise there is the rare but still occurring misfortune of a porter sprinting off with your life belongings and all you know is his last name is sherpa.
Since your biking, I'm guessing you'll be lean on backpacks and gear so you may be pretty light anyways You can rent a backpack and stuff in KTH and warm weather gear in Namche. It get's more touristed every year, but the trek is an absolute classic. Cheers.
well after some intense search and research on google I finally found good information about trekking in nepal and list of recommended guides and sherpas in nepal . I probably will spend a good 20-30days trekking in the Everest circuit.
so if anyone wants some good guids have a look at these two sites .
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