I think you should carry your own gear, taking what you need instead of the Sherpas carrying it as its sort of cheating in my eyes. It's a mountain so it shouldn't cost almost 10k to climb it, if you want to attempt it then feel free but in the knowing you will probably die if you don't know what you are doing. Just thought, can you rock up and attempt to climb it for free by yourself? i.e. Make your own way there, take your own food, tent, oxygen etc.