Nepal is a scenic and culturally fascinating country and the dream destination of many mountaineers and hikers. Every year millions of holidaymakers are drawn to the Himalayas and shortly before departure. Piece of advice for hikers – Bring with you your first aid kit.
General travel first aid kit
A first aid kit is necessary anywhere you go. Your travel to Nepal is not exempted. So what should you have in your first aid kit? Many travelers would have Agua Oxenada, Betadine, cotton, gauze pad, band-aid, bandages, medical tape, and scissors in their first aid kits. So what else should be there especially when you plan to travel in places like Nepal? If you are a hiker, it is handy to have the following in your first aid kit:
- Your “every day” medication, e.g. Thyroid tablets, blood pressure-lowering, etc.
- Norfloxacin * (antibiotic) or Imodium acute against bacterial diarrhea in Nepal. In Europe, we mostly have diarrheal diseases caused by viruses.
- Painkillers: ibuprofen, paracetamol (are also anti-inflammatory)
Note: if you are taking in supplements that you can’t buy in any pharmacy, you will want to take it with you. In my case, I take with me my Lepitox since I’m in the process of trying to lose some weight. If interested in Lepitox, you can read the Lepitox review here. It may help you as it may help me but, of course, you have to consult a doctor first.
Trekking first aid kit Nepal
In addition to your travel pharmacy for Nepal, I recommend you to have the following medication and first aid equipment when hiking. Especially as a solo hiker, you should not rely on other trekkers to provide you with medication or a helicopter to fly you out at an altitude of over 5,000 meters.
- Diamox® * (prophylactic against altitude sickness)
- Against HAPE and HACE: nifedipine (pulmonary edema), dexamethasone (brain edema)
- Anti-dehydration powder (Oral Rehydration Solution *)
- Special plasters: 1 pack (pressure marks, blisters, corn plasters)
- provisional tooth filling: Toothfil-Plus
- Lip balm (Your lips burst in the dry, cold air.) (Himalaya Herbals Lip Balm *)
Everything listed above is what you will find in my first aid kit. This is important especially for hikers like me.