Lobuche Peak Climbing
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Overview

Unique Path great adventure to Lobuche Peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp trek, this is a trip for adventurous people who have good experience on ice, snows, and use of ice axe and crampons and fixing ropes where necessary, however, our veteran experienced Unique Path climbing guides will accompany and support the group to the top summit and during the whole trip.

Lobuje Peak named after the Lobuje area and high valley where this majestic Lobuje peak stands, trek and climb to Lobuche East Peak adventure with Unique Path Treks and Expeditions lead you to the awesome picturesque country in the heart of North of Khumbu within Everest region.

Lobuje Peak at 6,119 meters, located in the Khumbu Himal and towards the south of Mt. Everest, one of popular Nepal’s trekking peaks the altitude positioned as per NMA ( Nepal Mountaineering Association) and the climbing grade classification PD as per French / Swiss Alpine System which is widely used all over the world.

Lobuche Peak Climbing requires some technical support in some sections of the climb to the summit top, our expert climbing guides will take care and precaution for the group especially in snow conditions and new crevices.

The route to Lobuje Peak leads on the main popular and busy trail of Namche Bazaar and beyond to Everest base camp. From Lukla heading towards many traditional Sherpa villages and farm country with amazing scenery along the walk offering tremendous views of Kumsum Kanguru, Kwangde, Tharmarsarku, and other adjoining peaks that line around Khumbu Himal.

Unique Path Lobuche Peak Climbing & Everest Base Camp trek and climb reaches to famous Sherpa capital at Namche Bazaar with last modern facilities with stores, shops, cyber café, bakeries, banks and post office with many fine lodges, resorts, and restaurants, we have a rest day here for proper acclimatization and short hikes around this picturesque country.

After Namche heading towards the famous and scenic Thyangboche Monastery located on the top ridge encircled with high mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning Mt. Ama Dablam with time here visiting the interesting monastery and perhaps getting a blessing for the safe climb from the high lama (priest) from here onwards on windswept, dry and arid terrain on leaving the woodlands and vegetation behind.

Before reaching our main destination to Lobuje Peak & Everest Base Camp with proper acclimatization to maintain physical conditions of the groups trekking towards Everest base camp for more views of surrounding high peaks of Khumbu area and with a climb to the top of Kalapathar with breathtaking mountains panorama with Mt. Everest at a mere distance.

Then our journey of Lobuche Peak Climbing finally leads towards the beautiful Lobuje valley and at base of Lobuche Peak with acclimatization days before the climb to the summit of Lobuje Peak.

Before the climb with proper rest day and preparations where our expert guides will scout the area of the climbing route to make it more accessible and safe for the groups.

The big day and the highlight of the trip to the top of Lobuche Peak at 6,119 meters high with an overwhelming panorama of mountains that surrounds the top with views of world highest peaks as far to Mt. Makalu 8,163 m and Mt. Cho Oyu 8,201 m with Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,516 m and Nuptse towards North.

After a successful climb to the summit of Lobuche Peak, heading back to Lukla in the comfort of the cozy lodge after camping nights on climbing period and the flight back to Kathmandu after a triumph and enjoyable trek and climb to the top Lobuche Peak Climbing &Everest base camp trek with grand service of Unique Path and its cheerful team of staff and guides.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel

 On reaching Kathmandu Tribhuvan international airport where you will be received by our Unique Path staff with hearty welcome and then transfer to respective hotels in the heart of Kathmandu around Thamel area, after refreshing break up, our Unique Path guide will inform on the program regarding hotel, Kathmandu sightseeing and climb of Lobuje Peak & Everest Base Camp trek.

Day 02

In Kathmandu sightseeing and preparation for the trip.

Morning, after breakfast our cultural, city guide will guide will lead you in and around Kathmandu at places of interest and importance, Kathmandu Valley is steeped in history, culture with World Heritage Sites of holy Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath (Little Tibet), Swayambhunath (Monkey Temple) & monasteries, including old Royal Palaces and courtyard; after an interesting sightseeing back to hotel, afternoon preparation for the trip to Lobuje Peak & Everest Base Camp trek.

Day 03

Fly to Lukla 2,886m & trek to Phakding 2,640m - 04 hrs.

Morning transfer to domestic airport for a sweeping scenic flight of 30 minutes to Lukla, Lukla airport at present known as Tenzing –Hillary Airport. After a time here for a while then start the walk to Phakding for overnight stop, the trek passes several villages and farm lands with great scenery of hills and valleys then finally reaching at Phakding village located by the Dudh Kosi (river)

Day 04

Trek to Namche Bazaar 3,440 m - 06 hrs.

 Today’s morning walk leads to the bank of Dudh Koshi, then crossing bridges to reach the entrance gate of Sagarmatha National Park at Monjo. After checking the Park & Trekking tickets and permits, further walk leads on the bank of the river, then after the last high bridge an uphill walk for few hours all the way to Namche Bazaar, here we will have two nights in this large prosperous trading town –village as well the main centre and capital of Khumbu area with facilities of ATMs, Cyber cafes, stores, shops, restaurants, banks and fresh bakery with a busy colorful saturday market.

Day 05

Rest day at Namche Bazaar for acclimatization and short hike.

Namche an ideal place for acclimatization, this rest day one can relax or take a short hike up to the park museum which houses great range of information from mountaineering, flora – fauna and Sherpa culture and religions, from this spot offers grand panorama of high snow capped mountains including Mt. Everest and stunning peak Ama Dablam, with time here an optional walk up to Everest View Hotel for another beautiful views of the surrounding mountains.

Day 06

Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m – 05 hrs.

After a good rest at Namche, morning walk starts along a gradual winding trail through conifer and rhododendron woodland, with the striking views of Ama Dablam, the walk further offers striking views of Mt. Everest, Nuptse, Lhotse, Thamserku and Kwangde peak, then the path descends towards Imjatse river at Phunge Tenga, after a rest here on the uphill path through a nice serene forest to reach at Thyangboche Monastery. A scenic spot with awesome views of Ama Dablam, Kangtenga, Thamserku, Kwangde and Mt. Everest, this place is also a holy spot as the head lama (Rinpoche) of the monastery resides here. In this monastery, mountaineers take blessing from the high lama priest for better success and safe expedition.

Day 07

Trek to Dingboche 4,260 m - 05 hrs.

Morning walk descends to Debuche through beautiful birch-rhododendron and pines forest, from here a nice pleasant walk and then the path leads crossing a bridge over Imja Khola. From here a gentle climb to reach Pangboche a Sherpa village with several houses made of stones with an old monastery and this is the last permanent village before Everest Base Camp, from here leaving the tree lines behind for short rhododendron and juniper bushes. The trail leads slowly through exposed landscapes with superb views of Mt. Ama Dablam at close range after a good walk of the day, then reaching at Dingboche for overnight stay.

Day 08

Rest at Dingboche for acclimatization and short hike.

Another rest day at Dingboche as the altitude gains having a day here helps you to acclimatize better before heading to higher terrain, Dingboche offers awesome views of North Face of Ama Dablam, Island or Imjatse Peak, Nuptse and Lhotse mountains, a little higher climb on the ridge offers views of world’s 5th highest Mt. Makalu over Amphu Labtsa peak.

Day 09

Trek to Lobuche 4,930 m - 05 hrs.

  Leaving Dingboche, following the path uphill for an hour then with a pleasant walk to place called Thugla ( Dugla) the midway spot, as the trail joins from Pheriche valley, Dingboche and Cholatse pass towards Everest Base Camp & Kalapthar, this place with stunning views of Taboche, Cholatse, Lobuche, Pumori, Ama Dablam and as far to Mt. Makalu towards east and tips of Mt. Cho Oyu in the west, the climb up to the terminal debris of Khumbu Glacier, and continues till Lobuche our overnight stop spot.

Day 10

Trek to Gorakshep 5,170 m / Everest Base Camp 5, 364 m-06 hrs.

 The trail today is quite hard due to altitude gain with tremendous views of Mt. Pumori, Lingtrin, Khumbutse and Mt. Everest world’s highest peak at 8,848 meters / 29,028 ft. After few hours of strenuous and scenic walk reaching at Gorakshep through moraine and icy path, Gorakshep houses 4 lodges, this place with the last lodge before Everest Base Camp, after a break here our journey continue to Everest Base Camp walking along then moraine with view of Khumbu Icefall and then reaching at Everest Base Camp our goal and destination of this adventurous memorable trek. After spending some time at the base camp, return journey back to Gorakshep for the overnight stop after fulfilling the high light of this trip.

Day 11

Hike to Kalapatthar 5,545 m /18,192 ft trek to Lobuche BC.

 An early morning excursion for two hours to Kalapatthar view point at 5,545 meters, for awesome scenery of Mt.Everest in a close distance and panorama of high mountains peaks all over the north east range after a great return back to Gorakshep and continue walk to Lobuche then heading on the same trail for an hour then the route diverts towards Lobuche Base Camp, on steep and rocky trail along the Lobuche glacier. The trail offers amazing views of Ama Dablam, Cholatse, Pokalde, Thamserku, Kantega, after a several hours of walk to Lobuche Base at 4,865 m / 15,957 ft, here our expert guide will inform you regarding climb.

Day 12

Climb to Lobuche High Camp 5,600m / 18,368 ft - 04 hrs.

 Morning starts with a gentle climb to reach the high camp, the climb takes almost four hours to reach overnight stop, after a climb through rocky moraine path to reach High Camp with final preparation for the climbing.

Day 13

Climb the summit 6,119m / 20,070 ft and to Base Camp - 08 hrs.

 The climb to the summit is steep climbing which is slightly technical; our guide will fix rope around necessary section on this strenuous ascent to reach the summit, from the top breathtaking views of fascinating mountains and valleys,at the summit top where dream becomes a reality with an overwhelming success, from top of the summit overlooking striking panorama that surrounds you with world’s highest mountains lies before you with offering unmatched views of Mt. Everest 8,848 m, Lhotse 8,501 m, Mt. Ama-Dablam 6,856 m, Mt. Makalu 8, 463 m, Chamlang and Baruntse peaks in the far distance, after an experience of a life time descend on the same route towards base camp.

Day 14

Reserve day in case of unfavorable weather condition

We have reserved an extra day which will be as contingency day, in case of unfavorable weather conditions some times in this high Himalayan range, the weather can be unpredictable, so an extra day on this type of adventure is very necessary, if all goes well can be used on the way back to Lukla with short day walk enjoying the great scenery along the way.

Day 15

Trek to Thyangboche 3,867 m - 05 hrs.

Leaving Lobuche base camp with super views of Ama Dablam, Nuptse wall, Lhotse, then heading on the downhill path and back to lower altitude and tree lines, the walk leads past Pangboche and from the bridge an hour or more climb brings you back to the famed Tyangboche Monastery with amazing surrounding scenery.

Day 16

Trek to Monjo 2,880 m through Namche Bazaar - 06hrs.

 Morning walk begins with a descend to Imjatse River at Phunge tenga, here after crossing the bridge a steep uphill for an hour then with gentle winding walk all the way to Namche Bazaar, ( for energetic people can use the route to Namche visiting Everest View Hotel or Khumjung and Khunde village) from Namche on the downhill path to Dudh Kosi River bank, from here with short ups and downs to reach the Sagarmatha National Park entrance and then Monjo village for overnight stop in this quaint nice village.

Day 17

Trek to Lukla - 05 hrs.

  After a memorable trip to Everest base camp, today the last day walk of this fascinating journey, from here retrace the trail back to Lukla on the gradual winding trail passing Phakding and Ghat village then with the last uphill climb to Lukla for lunch and overnight stop, evening time enjoy the last meal with fellow trekkers, staffs and porters.

Day 18

Fly to Kathmandu and transfer to hotel.

 From Lukla the flight starts early morning to Kathmandu, sometime the flight time can get delayed due to bad weather, as per the flight time board in the small plane for a super, scenic flight back to Kathmandu, on reaching at Katmandu domestic terminal our guide and staff transfer you back to respective hotels in the hub of Kathmandu in and around Thamel area.

Day 19

Free day in Kathmandu for optional tours or individual activities.

Unique Path reserve and free day in Kathmandu in case of flight delay and cancellation due to unfavorable bad weather, if all goes ok as per the trip schedule a full rest day for individual activities or another sightseeing tour at places of interest around Kathmandu valley on request.

Day 20

International departure for home ward bound.

  After an exciting and memorable time in Nepal Himalaya and as per your international flight time, Unique Path staff transfer you to airport for your final departure for homeward bound or to respective countries.

Note: B L D  = Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.
please  let us know whether you would like to make your itinerary shorter or longer. It can be designed according to your preferences.

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation by tourist vehicles. 
  • Hotel in Kathmandu, inclusive breakfast at 3 stars level (1 night before trekking and 1 night after trekking).
  • Meals 3 times a day( Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking and climbing for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits after dinner.   
  • Twin sharing private comfortable room in trekking part and tented camp at climbing part.
  •  Trip Map. 
  • Both ways domestic flight tickets from KTM/Lukla/KTM, inclusive taxes.
  • First aid medical kit, Ox meter to check pulse, heart rate and oxygen saturation at higher altitude.
  •  An experienced government licensed holder trekking/climbing guide and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for trekking and climbing staffs.
  • All necessary camping gears like two men tent, kitchen tent, kitchen equipment, mattress while climbing period.
  • Group medical supplies (first aid kit will be available).
  • All necessary paper works and national park entry permits.
  •  Climbing permit.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System). 
  •  Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Personal climbing equipment(Eight finger, helmet,  crampons, Joomer, carabiner lock, carabiner unlock, Harnex belt.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • Farewell dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Extra accommodation and meals in Kathmandu (Except Farewell Dinner)
  • All kinds of drinks (Hot/cold & alcoholic) in trekking.
  • Personal equipment.
  • Climbing boots, gaiters and jackets.
  •  Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Tips for trekking staffs and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

SEASONS & DEALS
February through May and September through November are the major seasons in Nepal. So, we kindly ask you to confirm your trip as early as possible for the best deal and good travel management.
For the most up–to–date information & latest pricing please contact us.

Fixed Departure

Year
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Trip Info

Lobuche West Peak Climbing starts with a scenic flight of 35 minutes to Lukla. They pass through the Sagarmatha National Park and make a way to Namche Bazaar, a gateway to Everest. Namche is a regional trading hub and occupies many years of mountain climbing history. After a dense forest or traditional village after the dense forest and traditional villages.

One can also view the magnificent views of Ngozumpa Glacier and its surrounding Himalayas. Trails from Lobuche High Camp are steep and snowy, often challenging due to strong winds and altitude. After spending some time at the summit, drive towards Gorakshep. Trekking to Kala Patthar is one of the highlights of this trek, as it offers stunning views of the majestic mountains of the Everest region.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Lobuche Peak Climbing?

The best time to visit the Lobuche Peak Climbing is during the spring and autumn season. During this time of the year the weather is suitable and stale for any kind of trekker to travel. Similarly, this time of the year provides trekkers and climbers with clear visibility of the surroundings which will add value to peak climbing. Moreover, traveling at these high altitude climbs is very important to fully enjoy the surroundings. Furthermore, if you travel here during the autumn seasons then you will get a chance to enjoy the biggest and most beautiful festivals in the country.

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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

EQUIPMENTS & GEARS

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.

Clothing

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

Footwear

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.

Optional

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.

For your kind information, we would like to give a list of the insurance companies, please go through the links below:

For Canadians And Americans

  1. http://www.travelguard.com
  2. http://www.worldnomads.com
  3. http://www.mondial-assistance.ca
  4. http://www.travelassistnetwork.com
  5. http://www.travelex-insurance.com
  6. http://www.travelite.com
  7. http://www.travelunderwriters.com
  8. http://www.hccmis.com/atlas-travel-insurance

For Australians And New Zealanders

  1. http://www.covermore.com.au
  2. http://www.allianz.com.au
  3. http://www.worldnomads.com.au
  4. http://www.bupa.com.au
  5. http://www.itrektravelinsurance.com.au
  6. http://www.1cover.com.au

For British

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.uk
  2. http://www.worldnomads.co.uk
  3. http://www.thebmc.co.uk
  4. http://www.direct-travel.co.uk
  5. http://www.essentialtravel.co.uk

For Europe And Slovenia

  1. http://www.coris.si
  2. http://www.europaeische.at

For South-Africa

  1. http://www.travel-guard.co.za
  2. http://www.tic.co.za

For Indians

  1. http://www.internationalsos.com/en/asia-pacific_india.htm

MAJOR SYMPTOMS OF ALTITUDE SICKNESS

INITIAL SYMPTOMS

  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.

ADVANCE SYMPTOMS

  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.

SERIOUS SYMPTOMS

  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.

TO PREVENT ACUTE MOUNTAIN SICKNESS

  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

MEDICINE

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.