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Can I keep my hiking pole in my hand carry on luggage?

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Can I keep my hiking pole in my hand carry on luggage?

I will have my hiking pole inside my hand carry on luggage.I do not have any check in luggages. Is this a problem when departing from JFK airport to Nepal and also when coming back to US? Will the TSA confiscate my pole?

Much appreciated.

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1. Re: Can I keep my hiking pole in my hand carry on luggage?

Hi,

I hope no but better if you put separately in your luggage if necessary you can see them easily.

Cheers

Omegatreks

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2. Re: Can I keep my hiking pole in my hand carry on luggage?

I am sure you will not be allowed to take it as carry on. However, you will be able to buy one in KTM very cheaply.

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Tribhuvan Airport
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3. Re: Can I keep my hiking pole in my hand carry on luggage?

If purchased in Kat, could I transport it via Yeti Air with me to Pokhara?

Alternately, can the poles be purchased in Pokhara?

I am starting the Jomsom Trek 28 Mar.

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Pokhara
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4. Re: Can I keep my hiking pole in my hand carry on luggage?

The TSA's official list of prohibited items is here: tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/prohibited/permi…

They don't specifically mention hiking poles, but ski poles are banned as carry-ons. My guess would be that a collapsable, rubber-tipped hiking pole would be OK in your carry-on luggage, but if it's full-sized, non-collapsing or has a pointy end it's not OK.

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