Medical & First Aid Kit

Medical

Before coming to Nepal, you will need to be immunized against Typhoid, Polio, Meningitis, Hepatitis A and B.

It can take some time to have these immunizations done properly so give yourself plenty of leeway before you come to Nepal. Make sure your tetanus shots are current too.

There are still some cases of Malaria in Nepal but it is only down in the Terai (flat lands of Nepal). It is your personal choice whether to take malaria tablets but note that sometimes the side effects are quite strong. If you are visiting Bardia National Park or Chitwan it may be an idea to take this medication however the best prevention is to be protected against the mosquitoes, wear long sleeve clothing and use repellent that you bring from home.

It is a good idea to have a full dental check before arriving in Nepal as the dentists in Nepal may not be quite as reliable as your own.

It is important to be mindful of your hygiene and be careful what you eat. For example, make sure you always eat cooked food when you are eating anything from street sellers. All our trips have the highest quality of sanitization and all the water is iodized. One of the ailments that travellers sometimes get in Nepal are dysentery either amoebic or bacterial and most of the time it is from eating something dodgy in town and is almost always contracted in Kathmandu before getting to the river.

Personal First Aid Kit

This is the basic list to cover the more common ailments that affect trekkers, Rafters, Kayakers and Climbing groups, expeditions and trekkers going to isolated areas will need a more comprehensive kit.

  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters/Band-aids
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin/Second skin - for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  • Oral rehydration salts
  • A broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxacin)
  • Anti-diarrhoea medication (antibiotic)
  • Diarrhea stopper (Imodium - optional)
  • Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox 250/500mg (for altitude sickness)
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  • Gel hand cleaner.

“Insurance requirements dictate that Adventure Hub Nepal must have medical confirmation before administering prescription medication on an expedition. In Nepal, Tibet & Bhutan this can be a difficult and sometimes impractical step in the first aid process. Therefore, AHN strongly recommends that clients bring their own personal drug kits (gastro kit) AHN Encourage you to go and see your travel doctor. AHN strongly recommend this year’s flu shot”

Adventure Hub Nepal guide will also carry Comprehensive wilderness first aid kit during the trips, However, we still recommend you bring your personal first aid kit as well.


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