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You are responsible only for personal clothing and gear listed below. We'll take care of everything else.  A gear check will be completed before you depart for the trail. This list does not include additional clothing/items you may want for travel or for your time off the trail.  Any luggage not needed on the trail can be left in storage during your expedition.

See current weather conditions for Annapurna Sanctuary here. 

See current weather conditions in Kathmandu, Nepal here. 

Packing System: This expedition includes bag transport. You are only responsible for carrying a daypack. We recommend packing your items in a large backpack or a durable duffle bag. 

Carried Bag Weight Limit: 22lbs/10kg

Rentals Available:

  • Sleeping Bag - $42 USD
  • Must be confirmed no later than 1 week prior to expedition start date - rent gear here!

Documents and Logistics

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Kathmandu
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Four (4) passport-sized photos for arrival visa and trekking permits
  • US Currency for 15 or 30-day Nepali Tourist Visa (available upon arrival for US citizens)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc.

Expedition Gear

  • Change of clothes for Kathmandu - to be kept in storage during expedition
  • Medium/Heavyweight down jacket
  • Fleece jacket or vest (1)
  • Rain Jacket
  • Synthetic long underwear (top and bottom)
  • Synthetic Biking T-shirt
  • Wool or synthetic hat
  • Gloves
  • Waterproof shoes to be used for biking
  • Nylon-wool blend socks (2-3)
  • Sandals/Crocs/Old sneakers (for walking around the lodges/restrooms in the evening)
  • Day pack
  • Water bottle
  • Headlamp
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Quick-dry towel
  • Personal toiletries and medicine
  • Sleeping bag w/ 15-20ΒΊF rating
  • Toilet paper in ziplock bag
  • Ditty Bag and extra ziplock baggies for toilet paper waste on the trail 
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Padded biking shorts
  • Biking gloves
  • Knee and elbow pads

Other (optional)

  • Reading material for the trail
  • OTC medications (Advil, Imodium, Pepto-bismol etc.)
  • Hotel reservations for extended time in Nepal (if applicable)
  • Guidebooks
  • Camera
  • Trekking poles
  • Bandana (for dust and wind)
  • Energy bars
  • Yaktrax (especially useful for late fall and early spring trips)
  • Outlet adapter (available to purchase in Kathmandu)
  • Zip-lock bags for waterproofing passport and other valuables