Not going to lie, the hike was definitely challenging. Challenges certainly bring people together.
The shared experiences, the knowledgable guides and the super-human porters made this experience unforgettable. Throughout the tour I learned a lot, walked a lot and made a number of new friends. I can't stress enough how impressive and inspiring the many porters who carried our tents and full three meals a day worth of food and drink (in addition to happy hour and morning tea) were.
I really couldn't have had a better experience from the guides to the porters to the food to the people.