Do I have to carry my own gear?

The porters will carry your dufflebag and the majority of your supplies you will need for your trek.  This makes it easier for you to get to the top!  Daily you will just carry your water (~4L), snacks and change of clothing,  as weather changes rapidly on the mountain and temperatures can vary wildly from morning to afternoon.  Most people’s daypacks weighs less than 15lb/6.8kg.