Nayakang Peak Climbing

Nayakang Peak Climbing

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 1,300 m (4,265 ft) to 5,844 m (18,005 ft).
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 12
  • Group Size 1 - 15

Overview

Nayakang Peak (5,844 m/ 18,005 ft) is a moderate altitude peak in the Langtang National Park of Nepal. The national park is located in the central northern part of Nepal. The national park was established in 1976 AD. It is one of the most beautiful trekking routes in the country. Nayakang Peak Climbing is a fabulous excursion towards the beautiful Langtang Valley. The Langtang Valley forms the bulk of the national park. The Nayakang Peak is located in the northern reaches of the Langtang Valley. The mountain is one of the most popular climbing peaks in Nepal because of its ease of access and climbing.

Naya Kanga peak is below 6,000 meters making the climb possible with just a little preparation. The peak is also popular because it is located very near to the Kathmandu Valley. The Langtang Valley lies adjacent to the Kathmandu Valley and is located in the northern part of the Capital city of Nepal. The trek towards Langtang Valley starts with a bus (jeep) ride from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. The ride takes us along the beautiful banks of the Trishuli river. The Trishuli River is one of the deepest and most beautiful rivers in Nepal.

We will reach Syabrubesi after a joyride along the beautiful hills of the Mahabharata range of Nepal. We will begin our trek the next day from Syabrubesi. We will cross the Bhote Koshi river after walking a little ahead of Syabrubesi. The Bhote Koshi River is a tributary of the Sapta Koshi River. It is one of the wildest rivers of Nepal. A little further downstream, people take part in adventurous rafting along with the crystal white waters of Bhote Koshi.

After crossing the Bhote Koshi river, we will enter the Langtang National Park. The Langtang National Park is home to many endangered species of flora and fauna. If we are lucky, then we can also get a view of the endangered Red Panda. Rhododendron, Bamboo, Pine, Fir, etc are the most common species of plants found in the national park. We will reach the village of Langtang during the middle of our trek. The village was badly destroyed by the 2015 earthquake that hit Nepal. The village has now come back to life after a quick rebuilding by the locals.

The Langtang village is settled by the local Tamang people. We will explore the village and learn about the tradition and culture of the Tamang people. We will further explore towards the north of the valley and then get close to the Kyanjin Gompa. This voyage provides us with a splendid view of Langtang, Langshisha, and Lakpa Dorje mountains. Many beautiful grazing pastures like the Langhshisha Kharka and the Naya Kang pasture are located on the way towards the northern border.

The Nayakang Peak gets closer as we move north from Kyanjin Gompa. We will get a spectacular view of the valley on all sides and rims of mountains surrounding them as we reach the base camp of Nayakang Peak. The peak can be climbed in one day. Nayakang Peak Climbing offers a spectacular view of the Himalayan mountains in the north. We will celebrate our success after returning back to the base camp. We will take the same return path on our way to Kathmandu.

Itinerary

Day 01

Arrival in Kathmandu airport. Our Airport Representative transferred to hotel by private tourist vehicle.

We will start our journey with a drive from Kathmandu. The drive will take place on a bus or a jeep. The road takes us along the beautiful green Trishuli river. The Trishuli river starts from Tibet and meets with the Narayani river in a place called Devghat in the plains of Nepal. We will go northwards from Kathmandu across a beautiful picturesque road carved along the mountain. There are two options of road, one via Kakani in Nuwakot district and another via Galchi in Dhading district.

Both roads meet at a place near Bidur. Bidur is the headquarter of the Nuwakot district. We will take a few minutes of refreshment break at Bidur and continue towards the north of the Nuwakot district. Syabrubesi lies on Rasuwa district. The Langtang national park lies in Rasuwa and Sindhupalchowk district for the most part. We will reach Syabrubesi after a drive of about seven hours. Syabrubesi is a small town of the Tamang people. It gives us a glimpse of the Tamang culture. We will rest at a guest house in Syabrubesi for the night.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4412ft
  • Meal
    Dinner
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 02

Kathmandu to Syabru besi drive by Bus. 7 hours driving

Following breakfast, we will start the walking part of the trek. There are two options for breakfast. You can either enjoy a mainstream breakfast-like continental menu or you can also delve into some exotic Tibetan bread. We will venture into the Langtang Valley heartland today. However, before doing so, we will cross the Bhote Koshi river. The Bhote Koshi river rages wild below a suspension bridge. After crossing the river we will land in beautiful forests of rhododendron, pine, oak, and bamboo.

We will see many exotic varieties of birds, wild animals, and butterflies during our trek through the dark green canopy of the woods. There are little settlements on our way. These villages reflect the Buddhist way of life of the Tamang people. Apart from these far-flung settlements our trail mostly takes us through beautiful verdant forests. Lama Hotel is a small teahouse located in the middle of the forest in an intersection between the road towards Langtang Valley and Gosaikunda Lake.

  • Max. Altitude
    1460m/4788ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 03

Syabrubesi to Lama Hotel. Walking 5:30 hours

We will leave the road towards Gosaikunda Lake behind and head directly north towards the core of the Langtang Valley today. We will see a wide-open valley in front of us after walking for a short while from Lama Valley. The view of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Langshisha Kharka, and Lakpa Dorje in the north is spectacular from the rim of the valley.

We will slowly descend down towards the central part of the valley after seeing the spectacular scenes in the northern Himalayan belt. The Langtang village lies in the heart of the Langtang Valley. The village is a typical Tamang village with more than 200 houses. It is the largest settlement in the region. This village was badly destroyed by the 2015 mega-earthquake that hit Nepal. There were many casualties and the region witnessed sweeping devastation. However, the locals have brought the village back to life. The Langtang region was included in the list of 52 places you must visit by the New York Times in 2017. We will stay at the village tonight and enjoy the warm hospitality of the locals.

  • Max. Altitude
    2480m/8135ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 04

Lama Hotel to Langtang village. Walking 5 hours

We will leave the central part of the Langtang Valley today and head towards the far northern reaches of the region. The vegetation starts to get sparser as we move north. The bamboo and rhododendron disappear and give way to pines, junipers, fir, etc. There are many more grasslands and grazing pastures in the upper belt compared to the more densely forested lower belt. We will also start to clearly see glaciers on the slopes of the mountains as we move along the trekking trail.

We will reach Kyanjin Gompa (Gompa means monastery in the local language) during the second half of the trek. The monastery is the largest one in the region. It has a unique design and is a spiritual center for many people of the region. There is also a yak cheese factory near Kyanjin Gompa. We will only take a short break at Kyanjin Gompa and head towards the Kyanjin Ri hilltop. The hilltop provides a spectacular view of the mountains and valleys in the region. We will come back to Kyanjin Gompa after this and rest at a hotel there. We can enjoy the local meal and fresh exotic cheese at the night.

  • Max. Altitude
    3541m/11615ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 05

Langtang village to Kyanjin Ri (4700m/15416) and back to Kyangjn Gompa. Walking 7:30 hours

We will trek to Nayakang Peak Base Camp today. The base camp is located at an altitude of 4,400 m. The vegetation gets sparser as we move towards the base camp. The few remaining Oak forests provide for a pleasant walk as we move towards the base camp. We will get a spectacular view of the mountains like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, Langshisha, and Lenpo Gyang on our way to the base camp.

The base camp also provides a sweeping and spectacular view of the valley below. We will walk through a wide and green pasture known as the Nayakang Kharka on the second part of the trek. We will see herds and herds of yaks grazing in the fields as we reach Nayakang Kharka. We will set our camps at the Nayakang Base Camp first and explore the area.

  • Max. Altitude
    3820m/12529ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 06

Kyanjin Gompa to - Naya Kang kharka. Walking 5 hours

We will rest at the Nayakang Peak Base Camp today and acclimatize ourselves for the tough climb to come. We will also learn to use equipment like ropes, axes, harnesses, etc today in the surrounding slopes. As we get to higher altitudes we will need to learn to walk in a single file and also need to make proper use of gesture-based communication. The wind howls and screams at this altitude making voice communication inaudible.

We can explore the area surrounding the base camp in the evening. We will be blessed with a spectacular view of the sun setting over the surrounding mountains. After sunset, a chilly wind, often laden with snow, starts to blow in the region. So, we will slide readily into our hotel.

  • Max. Altitude
    4100m/13448ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 07

Naya Kang Kharka to Naya Kang High Camp. Walking 5 hours

We will trek to the Nayakang peak high camp today. The high camp is located at an altitude of 4,960 m. It is freezing cold at this altitude and the air is also significantly thinner. So will take it easy on the road today. We will reach the high camp after walking along the slippery slopes on the mountainside. The Nayakang peak basks with full glory in the foreground while taller peaks like Langtang Lirung, Dorje Lakpa, and others smile in the background. We will have to make temporary shelter (tents) for the night.

  • Max. Altitude
    4960m/16268ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 08

Summit Naya Kang Peak, 5844m/19168 - Back to Naya Kang Kharka, 8 hours

We will summit Nayakang Peak today. It is better we rise early because it is wise to be back from mountain peaks before the afternoon. A strong wind blows in the mountains post afternoon making the stay at the slopes difficult. Moreover, being early also provides us a cushion in case we are stuck on slopes or the climb gets delayed due to unforeseen circumstances. However, we won’t have to worry much as the Nayakang peak is only 5,844 m in altitude.

Normally, we will reach the peak without ropes, harnesses, and axes. We might need to make use of these in winter times or when sudden and unexpected weather change sweeps the mountain. We will see a 360-degree view of the mountains in the north and the amphitheater of the valley below. We will get down to the base camp after completing the climb and celebrate our success there.

  • Max. Altitude
    4100m/13448ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Tented camp
Day 09

Naya Kang Kharka to Ghoda tabela. Walking 7 hours.

We will get down towards the Langtang Village today after completing an adventurous trip to the northern reaches of the Langtang Valley. The trip is through the same path that we took on our way up. We will come across beautiful grasslands like Nayakang Kharka on our way down. We will once again get to visit the wonderful Kyanjin Monastery and the yak cheese factory. Once we get down from Kyanjin, we will start to see more and more trees.

We will also notice a sharp rise in the density of rhododendron and bamboo. If we are lucky, we will also get an opportunity to see the endangered red panda. As we walk further down we will meet with the flat part of the valley, wherein lies the beautiful village of Langtang. Since we have completed the tougher parts of our trek, we can also indulge ourselves in some locally malted brew tonight. It will help us shed our pain from the last few days and also gives us an easy sleep.

  • Max. Altitude
    3025m/9922ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/ Lunch/Dinner
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 10

Lama Hotel to Syapu bensi. Walking 5:30 hours.

We will trek down to the Lama hotel tonight. The walk is a soothing downhill stroll across some of the densest woods of the Langtang National Park. The forest is inhabited by endangered and rare wild animals like Asiatic Black Bear, Red Panda, Himalayan Musk, Porcupine, Salak among others. We will also see many exotic varieties of butterflies and birds on our trail.

We will reach the Lama Hotel following a six-hour of walk from Langtang village. The cliffs around Lama Hotel are famous for wild honey extraction. If we are interested and have ample time then we can also visit the honey hunting cliffs and take some dose of wild honey. We will rest at the Lama hotel for the night.

  • Max. Altitude
    1460m/7216ft
  • Meal
    Hotel/Tea house
  • Accomodation
    Hotel/Tea house
Day 11

Syapru bensi to Kathmandu by bus and transfer to the hotel at 3 stars level, 5:30 hours.

We will trek down to Syabrubesi today. This is the last walking part of our trek. We will walk through dense forests accompanied by occasional far-flung settlements of the local Tamang people. These little villages will provide us with rest in between. We will completely come out of the Langtang Valley today and head into a basin of the river Bhote Koshi.

We will walk along the river basin for some time and then cross it via a suspension bridge. The beautiful village of Syabrubesi awaits us on the other side of the suspension bridge. We can buy locally crafted souvenirs and mementos at the shops in Syabrubesi. We will rest at a hotel in Syabrubesi for the night.

  • Max. Altitude
    1345m/4788ft
  • Meal
    Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accomodation
    3 stars level hotel
Day 12

The trip ends, our Airport Representative will drop you to the Kathmandu international airport for your final flight departure from Nepal. Driving 15 km – 10 minutes

We will drive back to Kathmandu today through the same road we took from Kathmandu to Syabrubesi. We will once again be accompanied by the beautiful forests and countryside of Nepal. The Trishuli river also welcomes for the second time.

We will reach Kathmandu following a memorable drive and introduction of the typical life of the mid-hills of Nepal. We will reach Kathmandu after a drive of about five and a half hours. We will transfer you to your hotel and the trip officially ends following it.

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary. 
  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • 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.
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Trip Info

Note: Differences Between Full Board and Budget Package

Full board package is included your meals 3 times day in trekking where as budget packages does not includes meal. Please do let us know which package that you would like to book we are here for your service.

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.