This community-run business is the best established in the area and has excellent guides who know the area like the backs of their hands. The standard seven-day, six-night Central Circuit trek costs US$700 per person. It’s US$800 if you want to summit Margherita Peak.

Extra days cost US$125 and extra peaks are US$150. Gas cookers can be hired for US$60, or you can hire a cook for US$20 per day. Prices do not include equipment, but they do have the following for hire at US$25 a pop: climbing boots, crampons, harnesses, ice-axes, ropes, rubber boots and sleeping bags.