Equipment list Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek

The Annapurna Circuit with Tilicho Lake Trek is a popular and challenging trek in the Annapurna region of Nepal. It usually takes around 14-18 days to complete, depending on the specific route and pace. Below is a general equipment list for this trek. Keep in mind that this is a comprehensive list and may need adjustments based on your personal preferences and the time of year you're trekking.


  • Moisture-wicking base layers (thermal tops and bottoms)
  • Insulating layers (fleece jackets or down jackets)
  • Trekking pants (convertible pants are versatile)
  • Waterproof and windproof jacket
  • Waterproof and windproof pants (or rain pants)
  • Warm hat or beanie
  • Lightweight gloves
  • Bandana or buff


  • Sturdy and comfortable trekking boots
  • Camp shoes/sandals (for wearing in the evenings)
  • Thick woolen or hiking socks

Trekking Gear:

  • Backpack (45-70 liters, depending on whether you carry your own gear or hire a porter)
  • Sleeping bag (warm and suitable for low temperatures)
  • Sleeping pad or mattress
  • Trekking poles (helpful for reducing strain on knees)

Personal Hygiene:

  • Travel-sized toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, biodegradable soap, etc.)
  • Quick-drying towel
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes

First Aid Kit:

  • Personal medications and prescriptions
  • Band-Aids and adhesive dressings
  • Antiseptic cream or ointment
  • Pain relievers (ibuprofen or acetaminophen)
  • Blister treatment (moleskin or blister pads)
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • Sun Protection:
  • Sunscreen (high SPF)
  • Lip balm with SPF
  • Sunglasses with UV protection
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap


  • Water bottles or hydration system (1-2 liters capacity)
  • Water purification tablets or filter
  • Headlamp or flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Swiss Army knife or multi-tool
  • Lightweight and quick-dry towel
  • Plastic bags (for waterproofing items in your backpack)
  • Camera and spare batteries (optional)


  • Passport and necessary permits (TIMS and Annapurna Conservation Area Permit - onlly issued by local trekking company in Nepal)

Snacks and Nourishment:

  • High-energy snacks (chocolates, nuts, energy bars)
  • Electrolyte-replacement powders or tablets
  • Tea bags and instant coffee (in case you prefer specific flavors)