Wow !This needs a special mention.
One thing I realized is, people in Nepal are very trustworthy. In our entire trip we never got ditched or scammed. We had to visit Manokamana Mandir and carrying so much luggage to the place wasn't a good idea. So we left all our belongings on our motorcycle while we were away for almost 5 hours. Guess what, not a single item was touched, forget about getting stolen.
Whatever may be the reason, the overall experience of Nepal compared to India was beyond expectation.Wow, loved your travelogue.
In Buddhist countries, (Nepal is part Buddhist, Part Hindu I believe), people do not steal. I had the same experience in Thailand too. We could sleep in our hotels at night while some of our gear used to be in the bike's rear box.
Maybe mountain people in general are trustworthy. Scammers are there in the markets but the local people in general are quite trustworthy.
Sometimes, the beauty of the place calls again, maybe you will go back again.
Your travelogue has helped a lot, it seems it's a divine intervention that you posted a travelogue while I was planning for the same trip.