Ok brilliant thanks for the help, it’s such a minefield to pack for haha, appreciate it! :)
30 litres was fine so that would be more than enough. As long as it takes all your layers and a water bladder (you will be drinking non stop to help with altitude sickness!) that'll be all you need:)
ok, yes im on a tour and its at the tea houses. im doing the gokyo lakes route which is slightly longer. I got a good Rab bag which is toasy, got some practice in the snow near hellvelyn in the winter with it. ok thats great, i heard during the day it can be really warm which makes it a bit of a hard one to pack for absolutely all conditions! what size day bag did you take? i'm looking at ospreys range probably something like 33 litres but not sure
It does get really cold at night, especially higher up, but the tea huts (assuming you're not camping!) have heaters in the common room and you won't be staying up late as there's not much power past Namche Bazaar. Don't scrimp on the sleeping bag though!! I found four layers worked best - long/short sleeve base layer, fleece jumper, packable down jacket and then wind/rain jacket (didn't get any snow when I was there though so this was just to keep the wind out). Only time I felt cold was on the morning of the basecamp day but that was a really early start and was really cold. Lower down, in the day, it does get quite warm so base layer and sometimes fleece is enough but you'll need to carry the others just in case as your pack bag goes off with the sherpas so you don't see it until the night. Great trip though, dust is a killer and the facilities get more and more basic the higher you get! By the end you'll either love or hate Dal bhat and momos!!
hmm do you think? I have been told that the evenings and night are very cold!