Chulu East Peak
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Chulu East Peak

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 6584m/21595ft
  • Duration 16 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15


Chulu East Peak (6584m/21595ft) is one of the most popular Nepal climbing peaks in the Annapurna Region. This summit is pop for its spectacular mountain vistas, unforgettable hiking, and challenging peak climbing.  In addition, we provide a flexible Chulu East Peak Climbing Itinerary. As well as the most up-to-date Chulu East Climbing Peak Map. Chulu East is located to the east of Chulu West in Manang.

The Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu Mountain ranges are seen from Chulu East. Which was first climbed by a German Expedition team in 1995. Gangapurna, Glacier Dome, and Tilicho Peaks are the three highest peaks in Nepal. Climbers from Chulu East must trek over 6000 meters through an ice area. Below the summit, there are glacier portions and snow-covered slopes, adding to the challenge. As a result, climbers need to have fundamental climbing skills. As well as a strong understanding of how to use climbing equipment. Prior experience is beneficial, but newcomers and novices can investigate and scale the pinnacle of this challenging peak. Climbing Chulu East Peak also gets us to the Annapurna Massif. The trekking highlights include ascending Marshyangdi Valley, going across Thorung La Pass, and descending the Kali Gandaki.

Technically, the hike begins with a brief tour of Kathmandu’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites before boarding a bus to Besi Shahar (820m). Then it’s on to Bahundada (1310m), Chhame (1430m), Dharapani (1960m), Pisang (3190m), and Manang (3540m) before reaching Chulu East Base Camp (3910m). We’ll acclimate to High Camp before scaling the summit after hiking straight up to Chulu High Camp (4955m).

We return to Manag (3351m) after successfully completing Chulu East (6564m), from there we traverse to Churi Letdar (4200m), Thorang Phedi(4450m), Thorang La Pass(5416m), Muktinath (3710m), Kagbeni (2800m), Marpha (2667m), and finally Kalopani in Lete (2438m). We then continue up to Tatopani (1189m) before arriving at Ghorepani (2855m) to watch the sunrise from Poonhill (3210m). e next walk to Tikhedhunga (1517m) and then drive to Pokhara from Nayapul (1070m) (800m).

Unique Path Treks is one of Nepal’s most dependable trekking firms. With a staff of highly qualified professionals and veterans who have worked in Nepal’s tourism business for decades. We organize peak climbing expeditions in Nepal and have a strong team of mountaineers who are experienced. and have scaled mountains as high as 8,000 meters. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you are interested in climbing Chulu East Peak. We are here to answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Trip Highlights:
– Summiting Chulu east Peak
– Passing Thorong La Pass at 5416m
– Natural and Cultural exploration of lower mustang
– Walking around the massive Annapurna range


Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport

Our agent will be waiting for you in the waiting area outside the arrival as soon as you exit the Kathmandu airport. The agent will give you a warm greeting and lead you to the vehicle. Our van will transport you to the hotel, typically in Thamel, which is 20 to 30 minutes from the airport depending on traffic.
There are no planned activities for today other than our travel briefing meeting, so you can relax after checking into the hotel. When you arrive, we will inform you of the briefing time.

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  • Accomodation
    3 stars level
Day 02

Drive from Kathmandu to Besi Shahar by bus. Driving 6 hours.

The journey to the area where we would be trekking is long. We take a bus 173 kilometers west of Kathmandu to Besi Shahar. We go down the Prithvi Highway, which passes through a number of lovely towns and provides glimpses of Nepal’s extraordinary rural life. We can also take pleasure in the distant vista of the snow-covered mountains. Most of the time, the roadway follows glacial rivers, where we can watch rafters enjoying the waters rapids.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Drive to Chyamje by Jeep then trek to Dharapani . Driving 2:30 hours & walking 5:30 hours.

After breakfast we take local 4-wheel jeep to Chyamje. On the Annapurna Circuit Trekking path, our adventure officially begins today. After breakfast, we prepare for the hike and depart for a fantastic day of mountain hiking. We ascend the Marshyngdi river valley as we make our way to the village of Dharapani.
The route offers amazing views of the surroundings. We go on foot till we arrive at Tal village on the Marshyangdi Rivers bank. We climb towards Dharapani to spend the night after crossing the Marshyangdi River on a suspension bridge close to Tal settlement.

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    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Dharapani to Chame. Walking 6 hours.

We are climbing to Chame on the second day of the stunning Annapurna Circuit journey. We must feel happy today because of the spectacular views of Manaslu and Annapurna II. Along with the mountains, the regions scenery and way of life are remarkable. We notice the greenery changing as we ascend higher. We ultimately arrive at Chame village with enough rest stops along the route to get some peaceful time to ourselves.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Chame to Pisang . Walking 5:30 hours.

Every day that we hike, we gain altitude, and as we do, we can sense how the terrain, plants, and way of life change. We journey for the day to the lovely village of Pisang, which serves as the starting point for ascending the Pisang Peak.
The trail offers great views of summits starting at Chame along the way. As we continue on the trail, we can take in the views of Annapurna II and Manaslu from Chame and Annapurna IV and Lamjung Himal.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Pisang to Manang. Walking 5:30 hours.

We visit Manang village, a stunning settlement in the area, as part of our day hike. Additionally, Manang serves as the administrative center for the hiking area of Manang. We can see that the four-wheel drive road terminates in Manang once we arrive.
We can hike the correct mountain trail farther away from Manang for the duration of the day. We may take a leisurely stroll through Manang and see the many cultural and ecological beauties that this stunning location has to offer.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 07

Manang to Yak Kharka . Walking 5 hours.

The trail ascends sharply to the last permanent town, Tenki, after passing through Manang. The trail briefly ascends to Gunsang, a little community of tea houses with a breathtaking mountain outlook.
The name Yak Kharka, or Yak Pastures, comes from the vast grazing plains when it finally flattens out. This will be our stop for the day.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 08

Yak kharka to Chulu East base camp. Walking 6 hours.

After breakfast and mesmerizing view of the surrounding, we proceed along the twisting trail along with large rock formation. We will set our camp close to a breathtaking viewpoint with views of the towering Annapurna mountains.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 09

Rest and acclimatization at Chulu East base camp.

We stay an extra day in the base camp to acclimate to the declining oxygen content of the air. We take a trekking trip around the viewpoint to discover the areas breathtaking splendor. We will be able to adapt to the altitude relatively soon because we are already higher than Manang. When the hiking exploration is finished, we return to our camp and relax.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 10

Chulu east high camp. Approximately 6 hours.

On our way to camp II, the challenge for today involves some difficult rock climbing. The entire trail involves tricky rock walking, yet not being particularly difficult. After we arrive at the camp and set up camp, we take our time getting acclimated and taking in the scenery.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 11

Summit Chulu East peak (6584m/21595ft) and back to Lather. Approximately 11 hours.

The biggest day of our adventure has come. We will aim to reach the peak of Chulu West Peak, which is situated 6,419 meters above sea level. Before the sun even rises, our summit journey starts and climbs its way to the top.
We laboriously ascend the peak till we reach the top for a mesmerizing view of the surrounding mountains in the area. After enjoying some lovely minutes at the summit, we eventually start the long descent back to Lather, where we will spend the night.

  • Max. Altitude
    4200m /13776ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 12

Lather to Throung Phedi high camp. Walking 5 hours.

After having breakfast while enjoying breath taking view of Chulu west, we start our trek. The trail follows a branch of Marsyangdi river to reach Phedi after walk of around 5 hours.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 13

Thorung Phedi high camp to Muktinath via Thoroung-la passes (5416m). Walking 8:30 hours.

We must rise early today to cross Thorung La Pass (5416 m). As soon as you leave camp, the trail steepens; the path is clearly marked. After almost four hours of steady ascent, the gradient flattens. We are surrounded by the brown and purple hills of Mustang, providing a once-in-a- lifetime view position, from the snowcapped mountains above to the Kali Gandaki valley below.

  • Max. Altitude
    3802m /12470ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 14

Morning visit Muktinath Temple then trek to Jomsom. Walking 4:30 hours.

After breakfast at your teahouse, go to Muktinath Temple, a significant place of worship for both Buddhists and Hindus in Nepal. You will get the chance to tour the main temple before starting the walk.
Start your straightforward, downhill route back to Jomsom from this point. As you follow your original path again, Mt. Dhaulagiri will be clearly visible. To see one more monastery, take in the scenery of the snow-capped mountains, and explore some prehistoric caverns, proceed through Jarkot. While appreciating the signs of the unique Tibetan culture, keep a look out for locals who might try to sell pilgrims something.

  • Max. Altitude
    2757m /9043ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 15

Flight to Kathmandu via Pokhara.

We eat breakfast in the morning before heading to the airport to catch the plane to Pokhara. We have another brief, beautiful flight to Pokhara. After landing in Pokhara we will take another flight of around 30 minutes which will take us to Kathmandu.

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  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 16


The trip ends in this day. Our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. It is recommended to reach airport 2 and a half hours prior to your departure time.

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Please let us know whether you would like to make your itinerary shorter or longer. It can be designed according to your preferences.


Price for Chulu East Peak in different currency as follows:

Currency Pricing USD Euro AUD CAD Indian Rupees
Price per person US$ 2575 N/A N/A N/A N/A

For latest offers & pricing for group & individual, please contact us.

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • Hotel in Kathmandu on BB plan at 3 stars level.
  • Meals 3 times a day (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) during the trekking and climbing.
  • Seasonable local fresh fruits as available.
  • Twin sharing comfortable and clean private room during the trek.
  • Trip Map.
  • Domestic flight tickets from Jomsom to Kathmandu via Pokhara, inclusive taxes.
  • An experienced, knowledgeable, helpful, friendly and English-speaking trekking /climbing guide and porter to carry your luggage during the trek (2 trekkers:1 porter).
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • Four season sleeping bag and down jackets to use for trekking, if necessary.
  • Trip achievement appreciation certificate a (Sample Of Certificate)
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  • Travel & Rescue arrangement.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu (costs roughly USD 12 to USD 15 per person per day) (Except fare dinner).
  • Normal personal equipment.
  • Personal climbing equipment (Joomer, carabiner lock, carabiner unlock, Harnex belt, eight finger, helmet, gaiters, Boots, crampons).
  • Nepal Visa fee (visa charge USD 40 and 4 passport photographs for the visa and permit).
  • Extra night accommodation in Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, extra porters, excess baggage charges)
  • All kind drinks (hot, cold and alcoholic)
  • Personal shopping and laundry, shower etc.
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any other expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

Trip Info

Start the journey to Chulu West Peak and climb a scenic drive to Jagat via Besisahar. Along the way, enjoy the fascinating views of the Annapurna Massif. The trip takes a drive through the jungle of pine, fir and oak trees to appreciate the natural vegetation of the area. Under the guidance of an experienced trekking guide, one may need to use a variety of trekking equipment to climb the mountain. Also, climbing involves steep slopes that are difficult, so you need to be in good shape. Marvel at the view from the top of Chulu West and drive to Muktinath after passing the Thorung La Pass (5416m).

After visiting the revered pilgrimage site, drive to Jomsom, fly to Pokhara and mark the end of a wonderful journey. During the trip one can get spectacular views of lush valleys, green and dense forests, and breathtaking views of Dhaulagiri (8167m), Nilgiri (6441m), Annapurna (8091m) and other Himalayan mountains. One will be amazed at this diverse natural treasure and cultural heritage as one experiences different terrains during the trip.

Good physical fitness is expected of climbers. The longest and most challenging day of your schedule is always the one leading up to the top. High altitudes always make breathing difficult, but with the right pre-trip acclimatization, good nutrition, and adequate hydration, your body should adjust and recover. So, we suggest you start intense training before 3-4 months of your trip.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Chulu West Peak Climbing?

In Nepal the suitable time for a visit in the high altitude is during the spring and autumn season. During this time of the year the weather is suitable for any kind of visit. Similarly, it is the best time for climbing and trekking in Nepal and this time is also best for Chulu West Peak Climbing. Furthermore, if you travel during the autumn season then you will experience the biggest festivals of the country Dashain and Tihar.

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Grade A: Easy *

Trekking is essentially day hiking and doesn’t require any special training. However, good physical condition, a love of walking, and a desire to enjoying the spectacular views of the mountains and encounter village life are essential. We offer a diverse range of easy treks. Categorizing a trek as easy means that no difficult climbing or ascents to high altitudes is involved. They take usually no more than a week and are suitable for anyone. Be assured that a loss of altitude in no way means a loss of interesting things to see and experience. While our more challenging treks get you closer to a small number of mountain ranges, lower altitude treks often provide better viewpoints from which to enjoy the colorful horizons of a whole series of ranges. The duration of a trek can be from 4 to 9 days with an average of 4 to 5 hours walking per day. The elevation of the trail will be between 800m/2624ft and 2800m/ 9240ft above sea level.

Grade B: Moderate **

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.

Grade C: Fairly Strenuous ***

Since the terrain can be hard and the days long, hikers on these treks should be in good physical condition and have some previous mountain walking experience. Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes. Treks at this level can he arranged for periods of 16 to 21 days. Typically, a gradual ascent through a green river valley will lead you up to a number of high passes, where you will reach the altitude of 5416m. Often times, you will get a close insight into the Tibetan culture. Participants should except to trek above 5416m/17872ft.

Grade D: Strenuous ****

These real adventure treks are both technical and highly strenuous. Excellent physical condition is essential and mountaineering experience is preferable. Following rough terrain, they involve steep ascents to high altitudes with the possibility of some rope climbing. Stamina is needed to complete one of these treks, as it can take from 20 to 28 days to reach the heart of the wildernesses that they transverse. Participants should except to trek above 5600m/18480ft



Nepal is one of the best places in the world for river rafting. Numerous fine rivers offer excellent opportunities for rafting, canoeing and simply immersing oneself in the magnificent landscape. Nepal’s thundering waters, coming from the glaciers of the mighty Himalayan, provide unmatched thrills.


Down Or Fiber Filled Waterproof Jacket And Trousers 1
Fleece Jacket Or Pullover 1
Warm Cotton Trousers 2 Pairs
Shirts And T-Shirts 4 Pieces
Lightweight Cotton Long Pants 3 Pairs
Long Under Wear 2 Pieces
Short Under Wear 4 Pieces
Sun Hat Or Scarf 1
Woolen Hat 1
Sunglasses 1
Lightweight Gloves 1
Rain Coat 1
Heavyweight Gloves Or Mittens With A Waterproof 1


Trekking Boot 1 Pair
Thick Socks 4 Pairs
Light Socks 3 Pairs
Camp Shoes 1 Pair
Sandals 1 Pair

Other Equipments

Sleeping Bag(4seasons) 1
Down Jacket 1
Daypack 1
Water Bottle 1
Sun Cream, Sunglasses
Flashlight With Spare Bulbs, Batteries, Lip Salve, Gaiters.


Insect Repellent Toilet Articles Note Book & Pen Toilet Roll
Laundry Soap Pocket Knife Towel Sewing Kit
Plasters Binoculars Camera Film
Cards And Personal Medical Kit

Travel insurance is compulsory for all Clients undertaking any tour. It should provide adequate protection for the full duration of the tour to cover personal injury, medical expenses, repatriation expenses, helicopter evacuation, loss of luggage, etc.

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Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS) is common at high altitudes sickness. In general may occur when people ascend too quickly normally in altitudes of over 3000 m. The symptoms of altitude sickness are due to lower air pressure at high altitudes, which results in lower oxygen levels as you breathe the air in. The air is under less pressure and this makes it harder for your body to get the oxygen out of the air and into the circulation. It’s this extra strain on the body that causes altitude sickness.

Symptoms tend to be worse at night and include headache, dizziness, and lethargy, loss of appetite, nausea, breathlessness and irritability. Difficulty sleeping is another common symptom.



  1. Periods of sleeplessness
  2. Runny nose.
  3. Extra tiredness
  4. Occasional loss of appetite
  5. Feeling laziness
  6. Wish to vomiting
  7. Periodic breathing

Above are normal symptoms which may occur into your body that you should not be worried. Every trekker will experience some or all of these, no matter how slowly they ascend.


  1. Headache and vomiting
  2. Dizziness
  3. Racing heartbeat
  4. Exhaustion
  5. Nausea
  6. Diarrhoea
  7. Loss of apatite
  8. Weakness
  9. Hard to breath
  10. Extra tired
  11. Dry Raspy cough
  12. Sleeplessness

When above symptoms will occur into your body, these symptoms usually resolve by spending one or two extra nights at the same altitude or using medicine. Even you are resting at the same altitude or using medicine, if symptoms are becoming worse, then it is necessary to descend.


  1. Worsening headache and vomiting
  2. Swelling of hands and face
  3. Reduced urine output
  4. Walking with a staggering gait
  5. Confusion
  6. Increased tiredness
  7. Breathing irregularity
  8. Visual hallucinations (seeing things that are not real)
  9. Changes in the ability to think
  10. Changes in normal behavior

If above serious symptoms will occur into your body, these extremely dangerous symptoms are called High Altitude Cerebral Edema (or HACE). They can lead to unconsciousness and death within 12 hours. Increasing shortness of breath, cough and tiredness may also be signs of High Altitude Pulmonary Edema or HAPE. HAPE can also be rapidly fatal if ignored.


  1. If possible, don’t fly or drive to high altitude. Start below 3,000 metres (10,000 feet) and walk up.
  2. If you do fly or drive, do not overexert yourself or move higher for the first 24 hours.
  3. If you go above 3,000 metres (10,000 feet), only increase your altitude by 350 to 500 metres (1,000 feet) per day
  4. Climb high and sleep low! You can climb more than 300 to 500 metres in a day as long as you come back down and sleep at a lower altitude.
  5. If you begin to show symptoms of moderate altitude sickness, don’t go higher until symptoms decrease.
  6. Drink plenty of water, tea or juice etc (at least three to 4 liters per day). Urine output should be copious and clear to pale yellow.
  7. Eat high-carbohydrate foods (rice, pasta, cereal) for more energy.
  8. Take it easy and don’t overexert yourself when you first get up to altitude. But, light activity during the day is better than sleeping because respiration decreases during sleep, exacerbating the symptoms.
  9. Avoid alcohol as it may increase the risk of dehydration, and don’t smoke.
  10. Don’t push yourself when climbing up to passes, rather take plenty of breaks.
  11. Avoid taking sleeping pills.
  12. Avoid active movements and try to relax in the first one or two days upon arrival at the high altitude areas.
  13. Bring adequate medicine.
  14. If nothing else works, return to the areas with the lower elevation.
  15. Allow sufficient time for acclimatization (After 3000 meters).
  16. Don’t make rapid Ascent. Don’t go too far too fast.
  17. Do not trek/travel alone, take guide/porter.
  18. Follow the advice from your guide, hotel, local, guide book.
  19. Descent if mild symptoms rapidly getting worse.
  20. Never leave or descent sick person along.
  21. Avoid getting cold.
  22. Take an easy and comfortable trekking route even if its longer


Following is a list of items you should consider including in your medical kit – consult your pharmacist for brands available in your country.

  1. Aspirin or paracetamol – for pain or fever
  2. Antihistamine – for allergies, eg hay fever; to ease the itch from insect bites or stings; and to prevent motion sickness.
  3. Antibiotics consider including these if you’re traveling well off the beaten track’ see your doctor, as they must be prescribed, and carry the prescription with you.
  4. Loperamides or Diphenoxylate ‘blockers’ for diarrhea’ Prochlorperazine or metaclopramide for nausea and vomiting.
  5. Rehydration mixture to prevent dehydration, eg due to severe diarrhea; particularly important when traveling with children.
  6. Insect repellent, sunscreen, lip balm and eye drops.
  7. Calamine lotion, sting relief spray or aloe vera-to ease irritation from sunburn and insect bites or stings.
  8. Antifungal cream or powder – for fungal skin infections and thrush.
  9. Antiseptic, such as povidone-iodine for cuts and grazes.
  10. Bandages, band-aids or plasters and other would dressings.
  11. Scissors, tweezers and a thermometer (note that mercury thermometers are prohibited by airlines)
  12. Cold and Flu tablets, throat lozenges and nasal decongestant.
  13. Multivitamines – consider for long trips, when dietary vitamin intake may be inadequate.