One of the main attractions of our weeks tour, our first day out and what a climb, our guide Mahendra made short work of it, we are fairly fit but did struggle with steps. And steep inclines. No footwear at the top and floor was hot and stoney, socks would have been very useful. My legs ached two days after! Not for those who are not used to physical exercise. Watch the locals in bare feet go all the way up, even elderly - amazing.