I know hiring a guide/porter is not required for the Everest Case Camp hike, but I think it is a good way to add something to the local economy. I am considering getting hiring a porter for this hike. Wikitravel says you can expect to pay Rs 1200-1600 a day.
Does anyone have any actual experience hiring a porter in this situation? What did you actually pay? Where did you find them?
I am trying to budget out a trip ahead of time and Rs 1200 is a big expense at the end of the day for a backpacker.