Is it necessary to hire a porter?
Yes it is! You will have the opportunity to hire a porter ( for around $15) to carry your bag. Our experience is that most of the tourists hire one. These porters are often students or locals who earn a little bit of extra money by doing that. That way you also support the local community in that area. They stay with you during the hike and will help you with kind information about the terrain, culture, and any other tip you would love to know!