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Your flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be diverted to Ramechhap Airport. Here’s Why!

Your flights to Lukla from Kathmandu may be diverted to Ramechhap Airport. Here’s Why!

What to pack for Everest Base camp Trek?

There are 2 elements to this, what to pack in your bags and what type of bags you need for your trek. In this blog, I’m covering the bags/luggage you need for your Everest Base Camp Trek.

On our treks, you pay for a guide and porter service, which means you only have to carry items with you that you would need during the day such as a phone, water bottles, sunscreen, and snacks.

Your trek begins at Lukla, you fly in a plane from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Due to airline restrictions, you are allowed to carry only 5kg of hand luggage and 10kg check in luggage. You must remember when packing for your trek in Nepal that 15kg is your limit. It may not sound like a lot but it is more than enough.

 

When you arrive in Kathmandu, a team member will provide you with a duffel bag, you will be asked to pack everything you need for your trek into a Take on Nepal duffel bag, your porter will be carrying this duffel bag. The items that you must not pack are the items that you will need during the day, you will be carrying these items in your own daypack. The porters walk ahead of you so you will not have access to any of your items packed into the duffel until you reach your teahouse.

The items that you will not need during the trek can be safely kept in the bags you travelled to Nepal with and then stored in the hotel. It does not matter what type of bag you travel to Nepal with, use what is comfortable and easy for you but remember this bag will not be coming to Everest Base Camp with you. All of the hotels we use in Nepal have storage facilities. You must take your passport with you on the trek, it’s required for your flight to Lukla and again for national park permits.

It is important to purchase a very good quality day pack, you will be carrying it for up to 6 hours a day, you need a 25L to 35L day pack. Make sure it has good padding on the shoulders. A backpack that that clips around the waist is great as it can take some weight off your shoulders. You will carry up to 5kg in your day pack so make sure you have trained with it on and that it fits you properly. 5kg at a high altitude can sometimes feel like 10kg!

Packing for the Everest Base Camp Trek:

There are 2 elements to this, what to pack in your bags and what type of bags you need for your trek. In this blog I’m covering the bags/luggage you need for your Everest Base Camp Trek.

On our treks you pay for a guide and porter service, this means you only have to carry items with you that you would need during the day such as phone, water bottles, sunscreen and snacks.

Your treks begins at Lukla, you fly in a plane from Kathmandu to Lukla airport. Due to airline restrictions, you are allowed to carry only 5kg on hand luggage and 10kg check in luggage. You must remember when packing for your trek in Nepal that 15kg is your limit. It may not sound like a lot but it is more than enough.

When you arrive in Kathmandu a team member will provide you with a duffel bag, you will be asked to pack everything you need for your trek into a Take on Nepal duffel bag, your porter will be carrying this duffel bag. The items that you must not pack are the items that you will need during the day, you will be carrying these items in your own daypack. The porters walk ahead of you so you will not have access to any of your items packed into the duffel until you reach your teahouse.

The items that you will not need during the trek can be safely kept in the bags you traveled to Nepal with and then stored in the hotel. It does not matter what type of bag you travel to Nepal with, use what is comfortable and easy for you but remember this bag will not be coming to Everest Base Camp with you. All of the hotels we use in Nepal have storage facilities. You must take your passport with you on the trek, it’s required for your flight to Lukla and again for national park permits.

It is important to purchase a very good quality day pack, you will be carrying it for up to 6 hours a day, you need a 25L to 35L day pack. Make sure it has good padding on the shoulders. A backpack that that clips around the waist is great as it can take some weight off your shoulders. You will carry up to 5kg in your day pack so make sure you have trained with it on and that it fits you properly. 5kg at a high altitude can sometimes feel like 10kg!

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