Travelling is a memorable experience. It is an experience people cherish, and Nepal is a traveler’s wonderland. Our unique landscapes, natural beauty and ethnic diversity makes Nepal rank high on anyone’s travel plans. However, some medical caution must be exercised when traveling to Nepal.

There are certain immunizations that you might require when travelling to Nepal. These do provide some amount of safety, but it is necessary to exercise precaution rather than cure. As such, there are certain items you should always carry with you on our travels.

Here are 15 medical items you should carry while travelling in Nepal.

1. Over-the-counter medications such as Acetaminophen(Tylenol), Ibuprofen(Advil) or Aspirin for joint pain, and fever.

2. Antibiotics like Azithromycin and Ciprofloxacin for travellers’ diarrhoea and other stomach issues.

3. Phenergan Promethazine HCL for nausea, vomiting, motion sickness and allergies.

4. Electrolyte or homemade rehydration solution to stay hydrated while travelling in case of dehydration and diarrhoea patient.

5. Antihistamine to cure common allergy symptoms such as itchy and watery eyes, runny nose and hives on skin.

6. Cold and flu medications such as Aleve, Tylenol,Nyquil, and other cough suppressants and nasal decongestants.

7. Anti-fungal cream such as Miconazole Nitrate for infections and preventive remedy.

8. Antiseptic solution (Betadine, Ethanol) for cleaning wounds and antiseptic cream (Neosporin, Povidone Iodine) for cuts and injuries common while trekking in Nepal.

9. Adhesive bandages, gauges, cotton, crepes, band-aids for injury or ankle sprains that are common while trekking and hiking.

10. Water purification tablets such as Halazone Iodine(Tetraglycine Hydroperiodide), Chlorine (Sodium Dichloroisocyanurate), Chlorine Di-iodide to avoid common travellers diarrhoea.

11.Sterile kits as prescribed, electric thermometer (mercury thermometer isn’t allowed in aeroplanes), scissors and tweezers.

12. Acetazolamide or diamox tablets for hypertensive travellers and to treat acute mountain sickness while trekking beyond 3500m.

13. Insect repellent cream such as Ultrathon and Picaridin to prevent getting malaria and dengue.

14. Sunscreen with SPF 30+, UV ray protection glasses if necessary.

15. Regular prescription medicines or prescribed sports medicine for specific health conditions and other medical equipments used daily.

Need help with your own customized medical checklist?

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