The trekking agency was responsible for all logistics. They charged us for:
The price for this was $ 22,000, which was equal to € 18,500 at the time of writing.
It is custom to pay some tips and bonusses to the trekking staff. A rule of thumb is to pay a porter one day's wage for each week. So that comes to 10-15%. For example we tipped our porters who went back in Makalu BC some 2,000 rupees each.
A good tip for the cook is $ 100 and for the kitchen boy $ 50. We decided to give them both a tip of $ 150.
The 2 guides were given a summit bonus of $ 500 each.