What if I am slower than the other trekkers?

There is no need to worry – this is a common concern. It is much better for your body if you proceed slowly and the guides will permanently remind you about this (“pole pole” – which means “slowly, slowly”). By walking slowly, your body will much better acclimatize to the high altitude.

There is plenty of time allotted each day for the treks, even for those who like to go very slowly.