Please remember to bring lots of cash for tips + gratuities, for shopping, drinks, etcetera. You will be paying for your own hotel and meals in Kashgar. Members who don't bring enough cash are often found sitting on their hands in a dark and cold hotel room or tent while the rest of the team are out having fun enjoying the night life that is surprisingly exciting and even funny, the sometimes fun pubs and shopping.
We request you to bring staff tip money with you to China, in cash, and be ready to pay it there.
There are two types of tips, the staff tip, and the sherpa tip/bonus.
The "staff tip" will be $100, £55, €70 per foreign climber. Expect to pay this tip no matter what.
If you have a personal Sherpa, your total tip will be more, to include both the "staff tip" of $100, £55, €70 plus a separate tip for your personal sherpa of around $200, £110, €135. If a group sherpa helps you make it to the summit, it is customary to offer them a summit attempt bonus for their hard work and help.