The list of equipment for Annapurna Circuit Trek

The list of equipment for Annapurna Circuit Trek

Given list is a guideline for your Annapurna adventure. Also, understand that the items listed below will vary a little according to the season and the trek duration. The weight limit for your luggage is 33 pounds or 15 kg. Remember that your luggage will be carried by your porter but you are required to carry a day-pack (with your valuable items) on your own. Make sure that you are taking only the necessary items.

Important documents and items

Valid passport, 2 extra passport size photos, airline tickets

Separate photocopies of passport, visa form (easily obtained at Kathmandu airport), proof of insurance

Dollars, pounds or Euros in cash for purchasing Nepalese visa at Kathmandu airport, for paying for restaurants and hotels, for gratuities, snacks, and to purchase your own drinks and gifts


Bandana or headscarf, also useful for dusty conditions

Warm hat that covers your ears

Headlamp with extra batteries

Sunglasses with UV protection

Prescription sunglasses (if required)

Upper Body

Polypropylene shirts (2 long sleeves)

Light and expedition weight thermal tops

Fleece wind-stopper jacket or pullover

Waterproof (preferably breathable fabric) shell jacket

Down vest and/or jacket

Gore-Tex jacket waterproof and breathable


1 pair of lightweight poly-liner gloves.

1 pair of lightweight wool or fleece gloves

Lower Body

Non-cotton underwear briefs

1 pair of Hiking shorts

1 pair of Hiking trousers

1 pair of lightweight thermal bottoms (seasonal)

1 pair of fleece or woolen trousers


2 pairs of thin, lightweight inner socks

1 pair of heavy poly or wool socks

1 pair of Hiking boots with spare laces

1 pair of trainers or running shoes and/or sandals

Gaiters (winter only), optional, “low” ankle high version


1 sleeping bag (good to -10 degrees Centigrade or 14 degrees F)

Rucksack and Travel Bags

1 medium rucksack (50-60) liters

A small daypack/backpack for carrying your valuables,

1 large waterproof rucksack covers (optional)


Small, personal first-aid kit. (simple and light)

Aspirin, first-aid tape, and plasters (Band-Aids)

1 skin-blister repair kit

Anti-diarrhea pills

Anti-headache pills

Cough and/or cold medicine

Anti-altitude sickness pills: Diamox or Acetylzolamide

Stomach antibiotic: Ciprofloxacin, etc. Do not bring sleeping pills as they are a respiratory depressant.

Water purification tablets or the water filter

1 set of earplugs

Extra pair of prescription glasses, contact lens supplies

Practical Items

1 small roll of repair tape,

1 cigarette lighter,

1 compass or GPS(optional)

1 alarm clock/watch

1 digital camera with extra cards and batteries

2 water bottles (1 liter each)

1 small folding knife


1 medium-sized quick-drying towel

Toothbrush/paste (preferably biodegradable)

Multi-purpose soap (preferably biodegradable)

Face and body moisturizer

Female hygiene products

Personal Hygiene

Wet wipes (baby wipes)

Tissue /toilet roll

Anti-bacterial hand wash