You can't pack for the Annapurna Circuit trek in a hurry – you need to ensure you have all of the necessary equipment.
Duffel bag Backpack Rain cover Hydration bladder and water bottles Trekking poles Winter sleeping bag
Please note that the bag you give to your porter should be a duffel bag and not a suitcase, rucksack or any other type of bag.
Zip it up!
Keep it light
Not only is 10 kg manageable for an experienced porter, but that’s the weight limit on internal airplane flights.
Choose the right size
We recommend a backpack that has a capacity of around 35 to 50 litres.
Choose quality fabric
Find the right bag opening
Different backpacks open differently – you want one that doesn't spill your stuff onto the ground every time you open it.
Look for useful compartments
Look for airflow channels
Look for the right straps and clips
Look for gear loops and lash points
Hydration bladder and water bottles
Winter sleeping bag
Temperature and insulation
Down sleeping bags are warm and lightweight, making them a great option for a high-altitude trek.
Sleeping bag shape
Compression stuff sack
Buying vs renting vs Follow Alice bags
We have specially designed Follow Alice winter sleeping bags which we're happy to loan you for the duration of the trek at no extra cost!
Sports underwear Base layers House clothes Trekking shirts Trekking trousers Fleece jacket Waterproof winter jacket Windbreaker Ski trousers and/or overpants Neck gaiters or balaclavas Inner gloves Waterproof gloves or mittens Warm hat Sunhat or sports cap Spares
You want all the clothes sitting against your skin to have high wicking capability to help keep you dry.
Waterproof winter jacket
Ski trousers and/or overpants
Neck gaiters or balaclavas
Waterproof gloves or mitts
Sunhat or sports cap
Trekking boots Trainers Hiking socks Thermal socks Sock liners Gaiters
Choose the right size
Choose the right material
Wear them in
comfort cushioning flat seams moisture wicking
Passport and visa
Money and bank card
Vaccinations and first aid kit
First aid kit
We recommend you visit your GP before the trip to get some anti-altitude sickness medication.
antiseptic cream plasters, blister plasters and sports tape painkillers anti-nausea, anti-diarrhoea and anti-constipation tablets* anti-bacterial meds* allergy meds petroleum jelly or anti-chafing cream throat lozenges a good multivitamin
toothbrush and toothpaste face wash a hardworking moisturiser hand cream lubricant eye drops SPF lip balm wet wipes waterless hand sanitiser biodegradable soap and soap box ear plugs baby powder dryer sheets
Water purification tablets Sunscreen Sunglasses Microfibre towel Pillowcase Waterproof carrier bags Snacks Toilet rolls
Water purification tablets
Small microfibre towel
Waterproof carrier bags
Cellphone Camera Binoculars Headlamp E-reader Portable charger and international adapter Cables and batteries
Portable charger and international adapter
Cables and batteries
Optional packing list items
Sleeping bag liner Safety whistle Hand warmer or hot water bottle Playing cards Small gifts Journal and pen Annapurna map
Sleeping bag liner
Hand warmer and/or hot water bottle
Journal and pen
Annapurna Circuit packing tips
Tip #1: Keep important items with you at all times
Tip #2: Insulate your drinking water when trekking