Chico (..... the clown)
- Feb 19, 2013
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- Sandton, South Africa
Are you tripping for fun or going for a specific purpose?
Just for fun, although at the time it does not feel much like it. Previously I did a couple of trips with a company that arranged the whole thing. Then we only carried a day pack and the rest was carried by porters, I always felt that I was cheating, so this trip I went on my own, hired a guide (who I knew from previous trips) and carried all my own gear, food etc. We took a non tourist route, so for most of the way we were almost completely alone. Much more authentic, but not a very comfortable way of doing it. Carrying 6 days food, gear, tent and camera made it a much more difficult trip, I will tell you in a few days if it was worth it, at the moment I am just glad to have accomplished it and back home. (one irritation was to have to pay for two porters as part of my permit, even if I did not use them, I guess it is about job creation in what is a very poor country)