The problem is my experience has been so colored by miscommunication, tragedy, inexperience and nepotism (maybe even corruption, but I'm ready to call it that). In the future I will compare Pakistan and Nepal, and it's just not that great of a comparison.
There are two questions hanging over my head now.
1. "What was the point or what does this mean?"
2. "Will I come back to try it again?"
Asian Trekking gave us a good deal to come back, but so much more than a price for an expedition makes a difference in the decision to come here.