Baggage weight in Nepal
As most of you would be well aware, your first pit stop in this long journey is flying into the infamous Tenzing–Hillary Airport in Lukla. Yes, these planes are very tiny, which is why there have to be strict baggage allowances for the safety of the aircraft.
10kg for your main luggage (big backpack) and 5kg for your carry-on luggage (small day pack). You can always pay for extra kilos, but it will cost you an extra USD$1 per kg. While this is cheap, I don’t advise this, because what you pack you have to carry. You should be trying to limit the weight as much as possible as it is a long hike.
I did my EBC hike with Intrepid Travel. I used them because they are not only a well-renowned travel tour company, but also hold responsible travel values for sustainable and ethical travel.
You will witness many donkeys, yaks and dzos (also spelled zo or zho, it is a half-yak, half-cow), wandering up and down the pathways. They carry hikers' bags, rice, food, water, dal bhat, just about everything that you see along the way. I do not advise you to go with a tour company that uses animals to do these jobs. Instead, give work to the porters so they can support local communities.
Porters have a 30kg limit to what they are able to carry – which is normally two 15kg bags. So please be aware of this and limit your baggage weight when packing.
(01:18 - Footwear | 03:42 - Packs | 06:30 - Base layers 07:53 - Mid layers, 11:38 - Outer layers | 13:08 - Clothing accessories | 14:00 - Water | 15:57 - Sleeping | 17:06 - Travel accessories)