The challenge costs cover essential services to ensure a safe and comfortable expedition experience. This includes internal transfers, accommodation, English-speaking guides, and porters. Daily meals and water are provided, along with the transport of baggage (excluding daily necessities in your daypack). However, expenses such as international and internal flights, visas, vaccinations, insurance, and additional drinks beyond tea, coffee, and water are not included. Challengers are advised to bring enough USD cash for tips for guides and small change for souvenirs.