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Here at Monkey Mountaineering we take responsibility for our porters’ welfare and the weight they carry on the trek.  with this in mind we ask that you keep your porter load weight down to a maximum of 15kg (if it is over this weight you will likely have to pay an excess baggage charge when flying from Kathmandu to Lukla and again on the way back).

This should be more than enough to fit all your clothes and equipment in for the Everest Base Camp trek. The lighter the load the better as porters also have to carry their own kit and equipment. It’s also important you consider a light duffle bag rather than a large rucksack as porters carry most of the load using a strap across their heads. Having a rucksack that is shaped different and not so soft can make things difficult for them.

For more information about what is needed in your duffle bag please refer back to our kit list tab.

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