Porters at Khumbu, Everest Regions
Porters carrying so much weight in the Everest regions, it’s because of amount trekkers and climbers entering in that region. Most of them belong to mountainous regions, so they adapt to high altitudes.
Porters carry about 30-45 kg on their shoulders. “Freight” porters, carrying everything other than luggage for the trekkers, can carry even 120-140 kg. Some porters, who do a great job and know some English or other foreign languages, are chosen by guides as as assistants or group leaders and provide invaluable help to larger groups of trekkers.