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Hospitals, Medicines & Vaccines

Insurance: A Travel Insurance policy that covers, theft, loss, cancellation from trek and tour due to bad weather, unavoidable circumstances, emergency evacuation and medical treatment is highly recommended. Make sure the insurance also covers the activities that you will be undertaking during your stay in Nepal such as trekking or river-rafting.

Immunization: Nepal does not require any particular immunization for your visit. Cholera, Meningitis, Tetanus & Diphtheria, Typhoid and Gamma Globulin are some of the vaccinations that should be considered for your trip.

Please consult your physician and get a complete check-up before your departure.

Medical Kit: A simple but adequate medical kit can be most useful without taking much space in your baggage. The following is recommended as tried and tru list of items.

Asprin or Panadol– for pain or fever.

Antihistamine – useful as a decongestant for colds, allergies, to ease the itch from insects bites and stings or to help prevent motion sickness.

Antibiotics-useful if you are travelling well off the beaten track but they must be prescribed.Kaolin preparation (Pepto-Bismol), Imodium or Lomotil– for stomach upsets and to stop diarrhea and dehydration.

Rehydration mixture – for treatment of severe diarrhea and dehydration.

Antiseptic, Mercurochrome and Antibiotic powder or similar ‘dry’ spray-for cuts and grazes.Calamine lotion-to ease irritation from bites and stings.

Bandages and Band-Aids– for minor injuries and wounds.

Scissors, Tweezers and a Thermometer.

Insect  repellent, sun block, sun tan lotion, chapsticks.

Throat Lozenges (Strepsils)

Moleskin for blisters.

Sulamyd 10% eye drops.

Acetaminophen (paracetamol)

Antacid tablets for gas and acidity and stomach cramp.