I just wondered if everyone tends to get a porter. We have a guide booked through the company we're using so will he have his own trusted porters? Has there been cases of porters doing a runner with your stuff? This is all new to me and feels like im hiring a slave or butler. The trip im doing is 18days long so will I have the same porter for that time. Where will he sleep? and eat? Can you get female porters? Do you pay them per day? at the end of the day? or up front for the amount of time you'd need them? What to look for in choosing a porter? Is it best to find an english speaking one so they double up as a guide also? But as I said if I already have a guide would I just go for the cheapest porter and if so how much is the current rate per day.
Sorry for all the questions