Equipment list Annapurna Base Camp Trek

The Annapurna Base Camp Trek is a popular trekking route in Nepal that takes you through stunning landscapes, diverse terrains, and offers breathtaking views of the Annapurna mountain range. Here's a basic equipment list for the trek:

  • Backpack: A comfortable and sturdy backpack to carry all your essentials during the trek. Opt for a size that can hold around 40-50 liters.


  • Moisture-wicking T-shirts or trekking shirts
  • Long-sleeve trekking shirts (for sun protection)
  • Fleece or down jacket for warmth
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and breathable trekking pants
  • Lightweight thermal underwear
  • Trekking socks and spare pairs


  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Camp shoes or flip-flops for wearing around the lodges


  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap for sun protection
  • Beanie or warm hat for colder days
  • Sunglasses with UV protection


  • Lightweight gloves for lower altitudes
  • Warmer, waterproof gloves for higher altitudes
  • Sleeping Bag: A good quality and warm sleeping bag suitable for the season and altitude. It can get quite cold at higher elevations.
  • Trekking Poles: Optional but highly recommended, especially for downhill sections and to reduce strain on knees.
  • Water Bottles/Hydration System: Carry at least two water bottles or a hydration bladder with a capacity of 2-3 liters to stay hydrated.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, nuts, and other lightweight snacks for quick energy boosts.
  • First Aid Kit: Including band-aids, antiseptic cream, painkillers, altitude sickness medication, blister treatment, etc.
  • Toiletries:
  • Biodegradable soap
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper
  • Wet wipes
  • Sunscreen: High SPF sunscreen to protect your skin from the strong mountain sun.
  • Towel: Quick-dry and lightweight towel.
  • Personal Items: Passport, permits, money, and other personal identification.
  • Camera: To capture the beautiful scenery along the way.
  • Headlamp or Flashlight: With spare batteries, as electricity may not be available at all places.
  • Trekking Map/Guidebook: For navigation and information about the trail.

Optional Items:

  • Portable battery charger for electronic devices
  • Trekking umbrella or rain poncho
  • Gaiters (for snowy conditions)
  • Camera tripod for photography enthusiasts