It was my first Trek, to Goecha La and trust me, I was very unprepared, even after repeated and personal advice from HT organizers (Rhik) on “Do and Don’t”. At the base camp, we got a fantastic guide (Kiran)- and I was convinced to buy a trekking pole and replace jeans by Trekking trousers and started my journey on running shoes, which was torn in a day. It is a whole story, how I managed the rest of the days, but our guide and other crews played a very important role. We met different groups on the way; it was a great opportunity to compare them. I could share the organisational trouble faced by other trekkers from other group and I was convinced that I choose the best by accident. Next time, HT for sure (if they have package of my interest). Remember, they take at most 15 trekkers in a group – it helps as you get a lot of personal attention. Hope they keep it that way !