My husband and I signed up for this trek not really knowing what to expect. We had done hiking, but never at altitude.
The trip started off pretty intense-- you are already up high and it is a steep slope. Paul kept us moving upward and onward, and never made us feel weak for struggling with the altitude at some points. The trek got easier as we went on, and it was absolutely magical.
I wouldn't trade this adventure for anything. And Paul was great. Maybe never pinky promise him anything, but he never led us astray and I very much trusted his ability to keep us safe.