Find a Good Company to Go With
After tons and tons of research, we decided to do the trek with Mountain Gurus, and I can't recommend them enough. They know exactly what they're doing, and the company goes out of their way to make their trips extra special. For example, the main trail is known as the "Everest Highway" because it's always so crowded with trekkers, but Mountain Gurus' route takes you off the main trail a few times so that you get peaceful stretches of hiking and can stay at small, family-owned farms.
They take care of everything from staying in tea houses to ordering your meals. They also always keep staying healthy a top priority, taking the doctor-recommended route with allotted rest days to allow your body to adjust to the altitude and make sure everyone is feeling OK along the way. We felt completely safe with our amazing Sherpas and guide, and we all had the best time together.