If you have an excellent experience, a gratuity is a great way to show your appreciation. Tips of 10-15% of the trip price are recommended, and will be distributed amongst the expedition leader, Sherpa, cook staff, and porters. This is a general guideline. The actual amount of gratuities should be based on your quality of experience, ability, and the professionalism of the staff. The following is the minimum gratuity for Baruntse climbs:
The staff tip will be $350 per foreign climber. Expect to pay this tip no matter what.
Summit Attempt Bonus - $600 per Sherpa who climbed with members who did not summit (this cost will be split amongst the members who climbed with the Sherpa)
Successful Summit Bonus - $1,000 per Sherpa for summits with members (this cost will be split amongst the members who climbed with the Sherpa)