‘Annapurna Circuit Trek is an adventure on both sides of massive Annapurna Himalaya range of mountains north and south’
Annapurna Circuit Trek
A challenging yet thrilling adventure, Annapurna Circuit Trek explores the entire Annapurna region within a little more than two weeks. The trek also introduces the rural Tibetan and Manangi culture to the north and Gurung lifestyle to the south. In terms of natural beauty, travellers can enjoy the mountains in Annapurna and Dhaulagiri ranges. All in all, this trek is a brilliant introduction to numerous attractions in the Annapurna region and you will be amazed with everything it has to offer.
Hiking the Annapurna Circuit is one of the most amazing adventurous trip on earth. The Annapurna Circuit trail takes you through Manang, Thorang la Pass (5416 m), Mustang and the world’s deepest gorge. The trek is also famous as ‘Annapurna Thorang la Pass Trekking’ and ‘Annpurna Loop Trek’.
- Witness the vista of mountains in Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Nilgiri ranges
- Experience the highest pass (Thorang la Pass) and the deepest gorge (Kaligandaki) in the World
- Explore the Tibetan villages to the north of the Annapurna range
- Visit famous destinations in Annapurna region like Manang, Ghorepani, PoonHill and Muktinath
- Trek across the Annapurna Conservation Area in an anti-clockwise direction
- Natural hot springs at Tatopani
Day 01: On arrival at Kathmandu airport 1,340 m meet our staff and transfer to hotel.
Day 02: At Kathmandu with options for a tour with time for trek preparations.
Day 03: Drive to Jagat 1,440 m via Syange 980 m and Besar town 860 m – 07 hrs.
Day 04: Trek to Dharapani 1,920 m via Tal-Besi 1,745 m and Chamje – 06 hrs.
Day 05: Trek to Chame 2,670 m – 05 hours.
Day 06: Trek to Pisang 3, 230 m – 05 hrs.
Day 07: Trek to Manang Village 3,450 m – 05 hrs.
Day 08: Rest day at Manang for local hikes and acclimatization.
Day 09: Trek to Yak Kharka 4,110 m – 04 hours.
Day 10: Trek to Thorang High Camp 4,600 m – 04 hrs.
Day 11: Cross over Thorang-La 5,416 m and descend to Muktinath 3,800 m – 06 hrs.
Day 12: Drive to Tatopani 1,110m via Jomsom 2, 715 m and Marpha 2, 670 – 05 hrs.
Day 13: Trek to Ghorepani 2,856 m – 06 hrs.
Day 14: Morning hike to Poon Hill 3,210 m and walk to Tirkhedhunga 1,440 m -05 hrs.
Day 15: Trek to Nayapul 1,100m and drive to Pokhara 860 m – 4 hrs walk with 2 hrs ride.
Day 16: Fly or drive back to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel with a free afternoon.
Day 17: International departure for homeward bound.
This Annapurna Circuit Trek itinerary is our standard itinerary. You can inquire us and customize the itinerary to match your requirements. If this itinerary does not meet your needs, we also have other Annapurna Region Trekking Packages.
At Heaven Nepal Adventure, we provide the finest services to our clients from standard lodging to dining. Also, we have a great team of experienced guides and porters. Similarly, we operate numerous trips across Nepal that reflect the beauty of the country.
Firstly, the trip commences upon your arrival in Kathmandu. Here, you can visit the world heritage sites that represent medieval Nepal.
Next, the trip continues on a drive to the west of Nepal to Jagat. The trek officially kicks off as you follow the Marsyangdi River to reach Dharapani. Then, you continue on the trail to head north towards Chamje. As the trail gathers altitude, you will enter the region influenced by Tibetan culture.
Next, the trek reaches Chame and heads to Pisang. From the Upper Pisang, you enter the arid trails to reach Manang. Here, you can explore the local monasteries and enjoy the Manangi culture. Also, you can opt to go for hikes to Gangapurna Lake and other nearby locations.
As the trek heads west, you will follow the Kone River and trek north. Passing Thorung Phedi, you climb to the top of the Thorung La Pass (5416m). From here, you can enjoy a 360-degree view of mountains in Annapurna, Nilgiris, Dhaulagiri, and Muktinath Himal ranges.
Next, you will descend from the pass and reach Muktinath Temple. The temple is one of the biggest Hindu pilgrimage destinations in Nepal and you will explore the temple premise for the day. Then, you begin to trek around the Annapurna Himalayas as you pass Jomsom and reach Tatopani. Further, the trip heads east to reach Ghorepani village where you hike to the nearby Poon Hill viewpoint.
After enjoying the panorama of Annapurna ranges along with Mt. Fish Tail (6993m), you trek back to Nayapul. A short drive to Pokhara followed by another long one to Kathmandu concludes the trip. It is a difficult trek, so trekkers should be in great physical shape for the trek. Also, the autumn and spring seasons are the best time to do the Annapurna Circuit trek
Landing at Kathmandu and Nepal international airport, where our guide or staff receives you for short drive to your respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu. After checking into your nice rooms with rest after a jet-lag, and then rendezvous with another group member of Annapurna Circuit Trekking, where our guide/leader will brief you with
information regarding the treks, about hotels and lodge with Nepalese culture, do’s and don’ts. Evening enjoys grand welcome dinner in typical Nepalese restaurants with various native cultures as entertainment.
At Kathmandu as free day where one can join in our interesting sightseeing tour as options, as the capital Kathmandu of Nepal steeped with historical and religious monuments of world heritage sites. Afternoon at leisure and preparation for Annapurna Circuit trekking, starting next early morning with to Nepal Mid-West.
Before embarking on the trek, you will indulge in a relaxing tour of Kathmandu city and explore some of its extravagant tourist destinations. The tour begins with a visit to Swayambhunath Stupa, located on the top of the hill overlooking the city.
The next stop will be the historical Kathmandu Durbar Square followed by a visit to the sacred place for Hindus, Pashupatinath Temple. Pashupatinath is the largest known Hindu temple throughout Nepal. You will witness hundreds of pilgrims and locals flocking the area.
The tour ends with a brief visit to Boudhanath Stupa located few kilometers away from Pashupatinath. You will get to see the locals indulging in circumambulation of the revered stupa.
After touring the city, you will head back to your hotel. You will set your bag packs ready for the trek.
From Jagat, our treks begin heading through farm areas above the river to reach Chamje where you can notice the chame of village people, vegetation and culture entering into more Buddhism country. After Chamje crossing over Marysangdi river to reach in the cool shade of nice lovely woodland of pines and rhododendron tree lines heading above the river to reach a nice valley at Tal -Besi, where temperatures get much cooler from here onward. With refreshing stop heading towards the end of the valley and crossing over bridges with ups and downhill to reach nice Dharapani village, located above the river in between route to Manang and Manaslu area.
Today, you’ll leave Dharapani and head towards Chame village. You’ll cross a forest of pine and fir trees and head towards Bagarchhap and Danaque village. Along the way, you’ll encounter numerous Buddhist Chortens and prayer flags that are hanging over the walls. You will catch beautiful sights of Lamjung Himal and Annapurna.
Along the route, you will mostly find indigenous Magar and Gurung settlements. You’ll continue trekking through Timang and reach Chame village. Chame village serves as the headquarters of the Manang district. You will find many quality lodges in this village to spend the night.
From Chame, the trail heads upwards into the high-altitude region of Pisang. You’ll begin trekking through oak and pine forests, heading towards Bratang Village.
After crossing a few streams, you’ll begin climbing a forested path. You can catch the beautiful views of Pisang and Chulu peaks along the path. Finally, a short descent will bring you to Pisang village.
After this nice village of Pisang, morning walk leads to a climb for short-while into a wooded area to reach the top of a ridge facing wonderful views of Manang valley enclosed with Annapurna and Chulu peaks, as walk leads downhill to Hongdae / Home a village with a small airstrip. From this village walking into tree lines with amazing views of peaks and then vegetation and tree lines fade as walk leads to the nice village at Braga with an old monastery on top. With time to explore its ancient monastery of great interest with fabulous views of Annapurna towards the south and Chulus with Pisang in the north, from here an hour walk reaches to our destination at main Manang village for an overnight stop and rest day.
At Manang necessary rest day to support with acclimatization before heading towards high Thorang-la pass, at Manang for better acclimatization where one walk across Manang village down at Marysangdi River, then climb up to view-point facing close to Ice-Falls and glaciers of Gangapurna and Annapurna II-III with a small turquoise lake of Manang. Rest of the afternoon relax and explore this interesting village adorned with age-old Buddhist religion and fascinating culture and custom.
From Manang onward heading towards the windswept high valley and barren hills and getting closer to snow-capped peaks as walk leads past Manang village and towards Ghunsa small village, then in open wide country with views of Gangapurna-Tilicho peaks with Chulu West. Walk finally ends on reaching a small Yak grazing pastureland known as Yak-Kharka for overnight and lunch stop in one of its best available lodge with views of high peaks.
After a pleasant stop and overnight, morning walk leads at the end of valley rim to reach the bottom of Thorang-La Pass, where walk leads on gradual ups with few short descend to a river with a brief steep climb and then on a good trail to reach at Phedi with few good lodges. A break here on this high altitude, then a short steep climb on stone scree path leads you on top of the ridge where Thorang High Camp situated with about 2-3 lodge for an overnight stop in this high country enclosed within giant peaks of Chulu and Damodar Himal.
The trek will begin early today as you need to cross the Thorang-La pass and reach Mustang district. You cross the pass before noon because crossing the pass during noon will be difficult with harsh weather conditions at the top.
The challenging part of the trek begins at the High Camp. You’ll begin traversing through the snowline and head to the top. Thorong La Pass at 5416 meters offers a panoramic view of the surrounding mountains. A few of the high mountains inside Tibet will also be visible from the top. After a brief stop, you’ll begin descending to the other side and continue trekking down the rocky terrain towards the Muktinath temple. Muktinath temple lies in the Mustang district that resembles the typical landscape of neighboring Tibet.
In the morning, you’ll visit the Muktinath temple and observe pilgrims taking shower under the 108 stone taps. It is believed that taking a shower here cleanses your sins. You will explore the surrounding Buddhist site and visit the Guru Padmasambhava statue before heading downhill towards Jomsom. A short drive along the Mustang landscape will take you towards Kali Gandaki valley. You can admire the surroundings as you drive past Kagbeni towards Jomsom. After a brief stop, you’ll continue driving towards the Thakali village of Marpha As drive head through downhill into a forested area with unique and glorious views of Annapurna I and Dhaulagiri peaks with its ice-falls where drive leads into world deepest gorge around Kaligandaki River valley, enclosed between Dhaulagiri and Annapurna to form the deepest gorge. Slowly entering into low warm paddy areas on reaching at nice Tatopani village for overnight and end of driving for few days till Pokhara is reached, in this village enjoy a refreshing dip in hot-spring pools, where name Tatopani means in Nepalese.
Walk continues with morning on leaving this nice warm village with steep climb on stone paved steps to reach large Ghara village, an interesting farm village of mixed tribes with Magar and Hindu Brahmin and Chettries, from here on slow winding gradual walks into cool serene woodland to reach at Sikha and Chitre villages of Magar hill tribe. After Chitre steep climb for few hours to Ghorepani, a scenic village with blue painted houses serving as the lodge and guest house, situated within green rhododendron forest and on Old Trans Himalayan Salt Trade Route of Nepal and Tibet that leads to Jomsom and beyond. Ghorepani located in the midst of tall rhododendron forest with grand views of Dhaulagiri range with Annapurna and Nilgiri’s peaks.
Early morning hike on top Poon Hill offers stunning sunrise views over 360° wide panorama of worlds three highest mountain range with Dhaulagiri, Annapurna and Manaslu at once glance with majestic Machhapuchare Himal known as Fish-Tail the virgin and unclimbed peaks within Himalaya range. After enjoying spectacular panorama downhill to Ghorepani and ready for a long downhill morning walk with serene rhododendron woodland past Bhanthati and Ulleri village to reach our overnight destination at Tirkhedhunga with beautiful waterfalls.
Morning from Pokhara an exciting overland journey back to Kathmandu on route observe Nepalese country life as drive leads past farm villages and towns and to reach Kathmandu around afternoon time, rest of the day free for individual activities and shopping souvenirs.
After a wonderful time in Nepal with an amazing time in high mountains enjoying walks on Annapurna Circuit Trek, with last day in the Himalayan country enjoying an adventure on high Himalaya, where our staff and guide transfers you to the airport for your flight back home or to next port of call.
- Airport pick up and drop service in a private vehicle
- Welcome dinner and farewell dinner.
- 3-Night accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast
- 1-Night accommodation standard hotel in Pokhara with breakfast
- Accommodation during the trekking in a teahouse/Lodge
- Full board meals during the trek (B, L, D and Tea or Coffee) fruits after dinner
- Tourist Stander Bus drive to and Kathmandu to Pokhara to Kathmandu(option for 30m flight if require)
- Gov.certified well trained English speaking trek guide
- Cost of the guide and potter(sherpa) their salary, insurance, equipment, food, and accommodation
- One potter every two members of trekkers group
- All government necessary document ACAP permit/TIMS card.
- Purified drinking water while on a trek
- Down jackets, the sleeping bag must be returned to the company after completion of your trek.
- Company’s duffel bag and a company’s t-shirt as a souvenir, trekking route map
- First Aid Kit box (carried by your trek guide)
- The arrangement of helicopter rescue service (trekker’s travel insurance must cover this expense)
- All applicable federal and route local taxes.
- Adventure certificate (after completion of the trek)
- Final departure to the airport.
Service Not Included
- International Airfare/Nepal Visa.
- Flight to Kathmandu and return ticket to your Home country.
- Entrance and monument fees during sightseeing in Kathmandu city.
- Your meals at Kathmandu, except welcome dinner/farewell dinner and breakfast.
- The entire cost of beverages, mineral water/Coca-Cola/Fanta/sprite and beer etc. while on the trek.
- Travel insurance (Must include Helicopter evacuation and Trip Cancellation charges.
- Tipping to the guide and porter at the end of your trip.
- Anything other expenses not mentioned in the "Service Included" section.
Meals and Accommodations:
In major cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu, you will get multiple options to choose from, from cheap lodges to extravagant 5 stars hotels. Likewise, you will also get to choose from a wide range of cuisines while in the major cities. However, once you move away from the cities, the options for meals and accommodations in Nepal will become limited. During the treks, the best accommodations available are lodges and teahouses. They provide basic facilities for dining and lodging. These places mostly serve traditional Nepali food “Daal Bhat Tarkari” (rice, pulses, and vegetables). Similarly, there are several other food varieties like Momo, Thukpa, and Thakali food available across Nepal.
Banking, ATM’s, and Money in Nepal:
Nepalese Rupees is the official currency of Nepal. The banknotes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, and 1000 whereas coins of 1 and 2 are available in Nepal.
While travelling to Nepal, banking and money exchange are not a huge deal in big cities like Pokhara and Kathmandu. When you head to rural areas, the availability of banks, ATMs, and money exchange booths becomes fairly scarce. So, it best to withdraw enough cash and exchange the currency at major cities.
You can also exchange foreign currencies into Nepali Rupees at the Tribhuvan International Airport. You need to be updated about the exchange rates which are available at the official website of Neal Rastra Bank at https://www.nrb.org.np/fxmexchangerate.php.
We will brief you about your sightseeing tour in Kathmandu and trekking and we will be giving you information file, and importantly introduced with your tour/trekking guide.
You will provide government registered, well-trained English Speaking guide, who has to acknowledge about responsible tourism flew of areas and eco-friendly tourism
We also provide an assistant guide (call is Sherpa) if you’re on the group 4-5 people, who are ready to help you with every your situation. Also provide one porter is every two members of the group, and he will be carrying bag pack not more than 25kg. We get our crews’ life get insured.
After your trip is over, we will provide you (HNA) adventure certificate =region.
Size of Group:
Trekking Group Size of minimum 2-10 people. In case you want to travel alone, please do not hesitate to write back to us. We will plan consequently. In the case in your group more than ten people, please let us know so that we can make advance require and improvise plans and itinerary.
Trekking on the Everest Region much difficult as it is even more technical. We give you special priority to its technical sides for as well. For this, we have planned an itinerary to allow you to get acclimatize naturally. We know a particular location where you need to stay for rest to acclimatize, and the particular distance you need to walk slowly pace study and so on. In case you get AMS, we have to crews who know how to deal with, it effectively and smartly.
While trekking in Nepal is extremely satisfying, altitude sickness might get a better hold of you at times. The air pressure and oxygen concentration decrease the higher you travel. As such, altitude sickness is an illness that a human body suffers from due to these reasons. The symptoms of the sickness include lack of appetite, nausea, weakness, lightheartedness, sleep disturbance, tiredness, and headache. These symptoms generally appear when moving upwards of the height 2,400 meters from the sea level.
You can adopt different measures to avoid altitude sickness like a walk with a slow and steady pace, avoid smoking, and stop at different stations to acclimatize. Before beginning your trek, make sure you have a first aid kit with ibuprofen or paracetamol and Diamox. If anyone falls victim to altitude sickness, it is necessary to inform the trip leader and descend to a lower altitude. In extreme cases, it might also be necessary to perform Heli rescue and emergency evacuations.
Accidents can happen anywhere so, it is recommended for all the tourists to get travel insurance before visiting Nepal. Depending upon the insurance policy and the company, the insurance will look after tragic like theft, loss or accidental damage of gears and other belongings, baggage, and medical emergencies. Likewise, the insurance should also include helicopter evacuation and any kinds of mishaps that might occur during adventure sporting like bungee jumping, rafting, and zip-lining. No one is capable of foreseeing the accidents, but each individual can by themselves an insurance policy to lessen the effects of the accident.
Internet and Communication:
It is quite easy to access the Internet in Nepal. Using Wi-Fi is a widely used way to communicate and use the Internet. Wi-Fi is easily available in major cities and even in some remote destinations. When trekking to remote locations, Wi-Fi might not always be available; so, using cellular data is the best way to communicate over the Internet. You can buy a Sim-card in Nepal at a reasonable price which allows you to make an international call. Also, you can use mobile data while you are in the areas without Wi-Fi. Telephone, Fax, and newspapers are few other forms of communication in Nepal.
Pre-respond to Altitude Sickness?
Please consult your physician Please keep on informing our crews if you feel uneasy
• Please do walk in the group so that you can help each other
• Please do carry Diamox (Acetazolamide
Popular Destinations to Visit:
There are numerous travel destinations in Nepal; each with a unique identity and story of its own. Kathmandu is one of such destinations, with dozens of sightseeing to do, eateries to try out, and handicrafts to shop. Next up is Pokhara which enchants its visitors with its serene lakes and the enthralling views of Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, and Fishtail ranges. Similarly, Lumbini, Chitwan, Bandipur, and Palpa are few other destinations which are ripe for tours and leisurely vacations. Chitwan National Park and Bardia National Park are two of the most popular destinations for jungle safari and wildlife exploration.
As of adventure sports, Kathmandu and Pokhara offer plenty of choices including rafting, bungee jumping, zip-lining, and paragliding. Likewise, the Everest, Annapurna, and Langtang regions stand out as the prominent destinations for treks, peak climbing trips, and expeditions.
Things to do in Nepal:
The nation is considered to be a paradise for trekkers and grants an exciting number of choices. On these treks, you will witness the grand views of the Himalayas and cultural prosperity of the ethnic communities along the trails. Everest Base Camp Trek and Annapurna Base Camp Trek are two of the most popular treks in Nepal.
For those who are not satisfied with just gazing up to the mountains, you can go for a mountaineering expedition and peak climbing. While expeditions take you to mountains above the height of 6,500 meters, the destinations of peak climbing trips are low-lying peaks which can be summited even by amateurs. Everest (8848m), Annapurna (8091m), and Ama Dablam (6856m) are popular expedition sites whereas Island Peak (6189m), Mera Peak (6476m), and Pisang Peak (6091m) are the notable peak climbing destinations.
Short tours and sightseeing in Nepal are also quite popular among travellers in Nepal. Likewise, adventure sports like rafting, bungee jumping, paragliding, canyoning, rock climbing, zip-lining, and mountain biking are also among the things that can be done in Nepal.
Trekking Seasons in Nepal:
The country lies on the temperate zone and has four distinct climates: spring, summer (with monsoon), autumn, and winter. Normally, the best time to trek in Nepal is during March-May (spring) when the skies are clear, trails are filled blooming flora, and the temperature is just the right.
Another appropriate season is mid-September to November (autumn), during which the temperature is moderate, skies are clear, and mountain views are stunning. The summer season (June – August) is occupied by heavy rainfall increasing the chances of landslides in the hills, while the winter season brings in harsh weather conditions and extreme cold. However, there are treks which can be done during winter and monsoon as well.
Upper Dolpo and Upper Mustang regions lie in the rain-shadow area so, they are ideal trek destinations during monsoon. Likewise, easy and low-altitude treks like Ghorepani Poonhill and Tamang Heritage Trek are perfect during the winter season.
(Frequently Asked Questions or Queries):
As long young ones are fit and strong above 9- 10 of age can join in it will be an exciting holiday as well for adults, where walk leads to ups and down with high country of Manang with the highest point of the adventure crossing over Thorang-la. Few days will be quite tough for young and elderly people, otherwise, it’s a great interesting walk for all.
Depending upon your time and duration for the trek you can book this trip at least 2-3 weeks ahead from our departure dates for the trek, with advance payment as per the norms and rules of the company. Make sure that you have checked your medical and physical fitness before signing the trip and as well purchasing medical and travel insurance which is very important for this kind of adventurous treks in Nepal Himalaya.
From the minimum 3-4 person in the group with a maximum of 10-15 persons in the group, in some cases we do allow booking for a single person as well, running independently at extra cost than in groups.
As per the season wise, where the best time to short bushes.
Tea-House the word used in the early days when there were smaller numbers of lodges on route trekking, at present each village has more than 10 to 20 good lodges with pleasant rooms accommodations, serving excellent food menus as per the season wise. Some village above 2,500 m and 3,000 m do have a nice lodge, but due to freezing cold temperatures in night and morning time where they have toilets on the outside, with some
inside as common bathrooms and restrooms. All rooms and dining with warm heating and cosy facilities to make your stay much pleasant and enjoyable.
Most of the places do have electricity on route trekking run by hydro-power after main villages, where much of electric supply are private and individual of the lodge owners with sun / solar power to activate electric just for the lodge and as well for customers to charge their computers and cell-phones. Some places do have networks for cell phones and as well for internets like Wi-Fi above Manang Valley some areas due to high peaks and hills, the networks are disturbed in deep areas like around river gorge areas. At present nearly all people in Nepal including remote villages do have an assist to cell-phones with fine network connection only in bad weather the line can be broken, otherwise it is fine in working order.
In this situation where our guides are well equipped with knowledge for emergency and medical purpose, depending upon the seriousness of the victims if it is much critical where nearest medical attention needed, we call for immediate evacuation for Helicopter services to reach the victims to nearest medical station and hospital.
Scenic views of world’s highest mountains with Dhaulagiri-Annapurna and Manaslu range include magnificent Machhapuchare Himal ‘Fish Tail’ peaks, where walk leads you around Buddhist country is interwoven with old traditional life and custom similar to Tibetans. The walk leads to visit Manang-Thakali-Magar / Poon and Gurung villages encountering many farm fields and terraces of the interesting traditional life of the local villagers.
The above group of tribes are high hills people of Nepal Far Mid-West Himalaya spread out throughout Nepal, where most concentrated within Annapurna and Dhaulagiri area of both Hindu and Buddhist religion and origin, these hill tribes are famous as legendary Gurkha soldiers in foreign legion and army like British, India as well some as police force in Singapore and security guards in many parts of the world overseas. Besides men-folk as famous Gurkha soldiers, the hill people are mostly farmers and cattle herders as the traditional profession.
Absolutely the best months of the year and seasons for botany students, flower and nature lovers, where hills and valley alive with wildflowers in full bloom with riots of different colours, rhododendron from tall trees too short bushes will be in flowering times, rhododendron national flower of Nepal also.
Checklist for all season:
- Travel document: passport, visa, travel insurance, air tickets, voucher, and a passport-sized photo.
- Hand Sanitizer
- Reading/Writing materials
- Travel games, like chess, backgammon, scrabble
- First-aid kit (containing lip balm, aspirin/ paracetamol, Band-Aid, bandage for sprains, iodine or water purifier, Moleskin for blisters, antiseptic for cuts, anti-bacterial throat lozenge, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, Norfloxacin or
- Ciprofloxacin, antibiotic for
- Giardia, Diamox and any extra
- prescription drugs you are currently taking)
- Protein bars, chocolate, dried fruit, candies, and snack foods
- Swiss Army Knife
- Sleeping Bag
- Lightweight towel
- Toiletries (quick-drying towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, multipurpose soap, deodorant, nail clipper, face, and body
- moisturizer, feminine, hygiene
- products, small mirror
- Day pack (with waist straps)
- Alarm clock and
- Insect repellent
- Earplugs and eye mask
- Small padlock
- Refillable water bottle
- Sun hat Sunglasses, Scarf
- Bag Liner
- Sewing kit
- Wind and waterproof shell jacket and trousers (preferably breathable fabric)
- Running shoes or sandals
- Comfortable walking shoes
Socks: thick wool blend and thin cotton to be worn in combination
- Lightweight thermal gloves
- Underwear and shorts
- T-Shirt 2 Or 3
- Long sleep shirt
- (Special Checklist for summer)
- Trekking/Hiking boots with spare laces
- Lightweight long trousers (no jeans)
- Special Checklist for winter and High Altitude:
- 34. Layered clothing /Thermals and extra warm clothing during winter (December-March)
- 1 heavyweight or 2 lightweight wool jumper/sweater/fleece jacket
- Fleece wind-stopper jacket (optional)
- Down jacket or down vest
- Fleece Or wool trousers/pants
- Heavyweight gloves or mittens
- wool or fleece with a waterproof shell outer
- A four-season sleeping bag/sleep
- sheet Thick, warm wool hiking socks
- Gaiter (optional)
- Special Checklist for summer
- Lightweight wool
- Umbrella/waterproof jacket and
- trousers (May—September)
- Sunscreen lotion with maximum SPF
- Water bottle