Before You Start Your Trek

Prepare your Luggage

You can leave anything that you do not need during trek in lockable bags at your hotel’s locker room/safe deposit box in Kathmandu (or Pokhara) for free of charge.

You will want to have a small day-pack to carry during the trek; all you need to carry is your own water bottle, camera, sun-screen, spare jackets etc. It’s advisable not to carry over 8-10kg.

Porters will carry your main luggage which should be in a duffle bag or backpack. In Nepal the load limit for a porter is 20 - 25 kg, which is quite high. In a group there is usually a ratio of one porter for every two trekkers. If you choose to pack light, the porters will surely not complain!

If your trip includes a domestic flight, please check with your guide about weight allowance which varies for different sectors.  Usually it is between 15-20Kg including hand luggage. Excess weight is chargeable at USD 1 or more per Kilo depending on sectors.

 

Exchange Currency

Remember to exchange your currency for Nepali Rupees in Kathmandu (or Pokhara) before you start out on your trek.  You will need to take enough to cover personal expenses and tips that you may want to give along the way, and that your support crew will be hoping for on the last day.  Your personal expenses will largely depend on the type of the trek, duration and of course the trekking region.  Since breakfast, lunch and dinner with tea/coffee are provided during the trek, you will only need money for table drinks (alcoholic/non alcoholic beverages), snacks while walking (there are occasional shops selling snacks along the trail) tips, souvenirs, and hot showers (available in some places).  We suggest you allocate $10-15/day.  Keep in mind the cost of all items increases proportionately with the distance from the trail head.