Quite often, people want to know how many porters will be on their climb. A going average is about 2.5 porters per client on the mountain. That means, if you have a group of 5, you will have about 13 porters. This is really good to know when you start factoring tips on the mountain. If you have a big group, you have quite a few porters to tip out.
Don’t forget – you will also have a lead guide, an assistant guide, and a cook or two. Sometimes porters double-up as cooks.