Medication & Equipment

Equipment

Destination Management Inc (DMI) would like kindly inform to the trekkers about the importance of trekking equipments. The trekking equipment means or it indicates to those things, which needed personally for you during the trekking. Due to trekking is a way of travelling in remote and high Himalayas region, the trekkers should be fully equipped for their safety. Trekkers have to manage the following equipment according to their trekking destination.

For Low and Moderate Altitude Trekking

• Water bottle
• Batteries and bulbs
• Flash light
• personal towel
• Swiss army knife
• Ruck sack
• Sunlotion
• Medical & first-aid kit
• Sewing kit
• Poly propylene/wool socks• • Sun Hat and Sun Cream
• Woolen cap and glove
• Light sweater or jacket
• T-short for during the day
• Warm jacket, paints
• Trekking shoes & sandal
• Rain poncho
• Sleeping bag
• Other required equipments

Extra for Higher Altitude (Above 4000m)

• Gloves
• Woolen hat
• Long underwear
• Goggles or sun glasses
• Gaiters
• Sun block for lips • Light cotton socks
• Mountain trekking boots
• Woolen socks to wear with boots
• Nylon wind breaker
• Insulated pants
• Nylon wind pants

First aid kit for travelers

The aim of First aid is to provide Immediate but Temporary Care for a casualty who is ill or injured. Either you must get medical help to the casualty or the casualty to medical help. Moreover, there is no substitute for practicing basic accident procedures. The specific contents of the health kit are based on destination, duration of travel, type of travel, and the traveler’s pre-existing medical conditions. Basic items that should be included are listed below.

Medications

• Personal medications copies of all prescriptions, including name of medications.
• Antimalarial medications, if applicable
• Antidiarrhoeal medication (e.g., bismuth subsalicylate, loperamide)
• Antibiotic for self-treatment of moderate to severe diarrhea
• Paracetamol, aspirin, ibuprofen, or other medication for pain or fever
• Mild laxative
• Cough suppressant/expectorant
• Throat lozenges
• Antacid
• Antifungal and antibacterial ointments or creams
• Epinephrine auto-injector (e.g., EpiPen), especially if history of severe allergic reaction.

Other Important Items

• Insect repellent containing DEET
• Sunscreen
• Aloe gel for sunburns
• Digital thermometer
• Oral rehydration solution packets
• Basic first-aid items
• Antibacterial hand wipes or alcohol-based hand sanitizer
• Moleskin for blisters
• Lubricating eye drops (e.g., Natural Tears)
• First Aid Quick Reference card

Other items that may be useful in certain circumstances

• Mild sedative (e.g., zolpidem) or other sleep aid
• Anti-anxiety medication
• High-altitude preventive medication
• Water purification tablets
• Address and phone numbers of area hospitals or clinics

Destination Management Inc.

Kathmandu, Nepal
P.O. Box: 23964
Tel: +977-1-4216521
Cell +977-9851085386
info@destinationmanagementinc.com

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