Pisang Peak
Peak Climbing

Pisang Peak

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 6091m / 19983ft
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 19 Days
  • Group Size 2 - 15


Seen from Pisang Peak rises from yak pastures above the village on a uniform slope to the final summit pyramid, which is an undistinguished snow and ice slope. Looking from above Ogre, the peak is a little more interesting and can be seen as a curved ridge, with the faces above Pisang being the truncated southern end of the mountain. This is made up of steeply titled rock, the dip slope of which faces the valley and is well seen in this peak, and the great rock slabs further down the valley.

The Pisang Peak obviously has a lot of scope for exploration and pioneering the whole of the western flank, which is guarded by a hanging glacier, would appear to offer a considerable challenge, whilst a traverse of the whole summit ridge, which connects to a more northern summit before curving back west looks a superb possibility. Access to the western end of the ridge, however, looks problematic as the ridge is guarded by huge rock slabs, a feature on this side of the valley.

The Pisang Peak seems withinside the Manang district of Nepal withinside the north. It lies among Annapurna I and Manaslu. it’s far a notably easy climb that results in Pisang Peak (6091m), the maximum famous hiking top withinside the Annapurna region. Above the village, Pisang Peak rises as a slope in a uniform sample to a snow and ice slope at its summit. Pisang top become first climbed via way of means of a German excursion in 1955, and it has seen that come to be a totally famous mountain.

Pisang top hiking is taken into consideration a clean mountaineering top, presenting its climbers with a charming adventure through various ecosystems, cultures, and breathtaking landscapes, this climb is taken into consideration to be a few of the less complicated ones withinside the Himalayan region, a reasonably excessive stage of health and fitness continues to be strongly recommended.

It is taken into consideration of the herbal mountaineering peaks and a few of the hiking peaks in Nepal. The direction ascends through sparse timber and pasture to attain the bottom camp from Pisang village to a Kharka (4,380m) that’s the correct location for putting in the bottom camp. High Camp is installed at (5,400m) hiking to a shoulder at the South-West Ridge.

The climb of Pisang Peak starts offevolved from Besisahar withinside the Marsyangdi River Valley. The direction takes you through very wonderful animals and flowers and sees the profitable awesome top of Mt. Manaslu, Annapurna, and Lamjung Himal.

The maximum sizable Manaslu trek music meets at Dharapani whilst passing through Larkya La. The direction from right here needs a stroll to Pisang Peak.

Eventually, the trek will take you to an area wherein you could see the whole thing of the Annapurna Himalaya range. The path then rises from the Manang valley to attain the pinnacle of the Thorung Pass at 5416m.

The direction then comes up from the Manang valley to attain the pinnacle of the Thorong Pass at 5416 m. Hereafter, the well-known temple of Muktinath awaits you.

Unique Path Trekking and Expedition designs the Pisang Peak hiking revel in together along with your dream in mind. Pisang top hiking is taken into consideration to be a few of the less complicated ones withinside the Himalayan region, but an excessive stage of bodily health and fitness continues to be required. Several mountaineers and journey seekers are inquisitive about hiking Pisang top.

We have a mountaineering manual who’s acquainted with Pisang top, and who has summited the mountain many times.

Highlights of the Pisang Peak Climbing

  • 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.
  • It does not require any technical experience.
  • Steep climbing may be involved, although it is never necessary to use ropes.



Day 01

Arrival day in Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft)

After your arrival in Kathmandu, one will be transferred to the preferred hotel or lodge accommodation and they can enjoy the delicious food of the place. And, prepare for the climb.

Day 02

Drive to Besisahar (830m/2,723ft)

Early withinside the morning, we depart Kathmandu to reach Annapurna using the nearby bus to Besisahar through the lovely nation-state and river sight. This is an appealing pressure through the foothills of the Himalayas. On the way to Pokhara, our course disconnects from the city village of Dumre in the direction of the north to Besisahar which is a massive city and district headquarters of the Lamjung, see the attractions of the encircling region and we live in a single day in the hotel.

Day 03

Besisahar to Bahundanda (1,310m/4,298ft)

We begin our trek from Besisahar and passing a few neighborhood timber and bamboo bridges reaching Bhulbhule, the course keeps to Ngadi village for lunch, and once more the stroll keeps passing via waterfall via the riverbank earlier than trekking uphill achieving to Bahundanda for overnight. This is a nice village at the pinnacle of a hill, and you could have the danger to find out the nighttime to the neighborhood city and across the college areas. It takes 5 to 6 hours to attain Bahundanda from Besisahar.

Day 04

Bahundanda to Chamje (1,410m/4,626ft)

Today, we stroll for five to six hours. After passing via fields and nearby villages the trek slides right all the way down to Syange village. After a small downhill hike and crossing a protracted suspension bridge at Marsyangdi River, we attain Syange. Now, our trek maintains regularly uphill from the river and the remaining steep climb to get to Jagat for a lunch stop. From here, we similarly stroll on the rocky path, and the lengthy scenic waterfall throughout the river ultimately brings you to Chamje for staying tonight.

Day 05

Chamje to Dharapani (1,960m/6,430ft)

From Chamje, we stroll passing via a suspension bridge over the chic Marsyangdi river, after crossing the bridge it`s some other steep ascend for some other 2-three hours until Tal. It is the village is positioned at the gorge valley through the aspect of the river Marsyangdi and adorned with lovely waterfall and sandy unfold river. Additionally, the trek follows the upstream as much as the Dharapani, which is through the rocky trails, and crossing few suspension bridges and small teashops deliver you to pretty a big village at Dharapani for the in a single day on the hotel.

Day 06

Dharapani to Chame (2,710m/8,891ft)

To attain Chame from Dharapani, this present day we stroll for 6-7 hours. Hame is a district headquarter of Manang District, and you may witness the converting vegetation, people, and landscapes too adjustments and the air gets cooler, the course then climbs through pine forests to Bagarchhap, the primary village at the trek with exceptional Tibetan architecture. After an fun stroll to Bagarchhap. You could have a primary putting view of Annapurna II and Lamjung Himal from here.

Day 07

Chame to Pisang (3,700m/12,139ft)

The course heads off from the opposite aspect of the river at the northern financial institution passing through pine woods and small villages with few ups and downs until you attain the orchard village of Bhartang, a village of apple gardens. Then, we retain at the slow course as much as a bridge, from the bridge a brief steep climb through the pine wooded area brings you to the pinnacle of the ridge of Dhukure Pokhari for lunch. After taking walks out of the tree line, a extraordinary view of Pisang top withinside the north and the Chulu top can see with Pisang village. From this pinnacle, mild descent of 1 hour brings you to the windswept village of Pisang for in a single day. Explore Pisang villages and its riverside and in a single day on the lodge.

Day 08

Pisang to Upper Pisang (3,810 m/12,497ft)

Today, hike up to Upper Pisang, which might take around an hour or two, and the remaining time you explore the monastery and acclimatize. Overnight at Upper Pisang

Day 09

Upper Pisang to Base Camp (4,380 m/14,36ft)

From Upper Pisang, it takes 3-4 hrs to attain the Base Camp. The direction ascends thru little timber and pasture to a Kharka at (four,380m) that’s taken into consideration the quality vicinity for putting in place the bottom camp overnight. It is in a flat alpine segment alongside the well-worn trail. We restore our campsite here. Overnight at tented camp

Day 10

Base Camp to High Camp (5,400m/17,712ft)

We ascend closer to the southwest ridge of Pisang Peak on this day to attain the excessive camp wherein we can shape our in a single day camp on the altitude of 5400m. It is possible to have snow on the excessive camp from the cease of November until the cease of March. Overnight at tented camp

Day 11

Summit Pisang Peak (6,091m/19,980ft) and hike back to Upper Pisang (7-9 hrs)

Today is an exciting day on our Pisang Peak CLimbing because today we will submit to the Pisang Peak and enjoy the beauty of the place and have quality time with the climbing friends and later trek back to Upper Pisang which might take about 7-9 hours on a single day.

Day 12

Climbing Reserve Day

We have a relaxation day today in case the weather receives horrific or if any participant does want to put together longer for any reason. It is important to have these days because it is a completely risk trying and top to Pisang Peak at the same time as the climate isn’t always favoring us.

Day 13

Upper Pisang to Manang (3,500m/11,482ft) 4-5 hrs

Today we descend to Pisang village and hold on on foot in the direction of Manang valley. We now, take a constant climb up for 1/2 of an hour for accomplishing the pinnacle and forestall at a ridge to get our first view of the Manang valley. This inspiring mark gives amazing perspectives of the valleys, Humde village with its brief air strip and the amazing peaks of Gangapurna, Annapurna II, III, Tilicho, and at the proper Chulu east, at the lower back Pisang peak. The stroll movements in addition to Humde and a pleasing stroll as much as the Braga village for conventionally built-up Tibetans-fashion houses. From right here plants changes, and you may observe a comparison of panorama and dry mountain hills. From Bhratang, 1/2 of an hour stroll reaches Manang for the overnight.

Day 14

Acclimatization day at Manang (3,500m/11,482ft)

Manang is an acclimatization day and to explore and experience Manang. It is the village of about 500 flat-roofed houses which is the arresting set surrounded by some fabulous scenery -Annapurna II, Annapurna III (7,555 m), Gangapurna (7,454 m) to the South – Tilicho (7,132 m), and the Grand Barrier to the West – Chulu West (6,583 m) and Chulu East (6,059 m) to the North.

Day 15

Manang to Yak Kharka (4,110m/13,484ft)

This day, our course results in a gradual mount for an hour to the Tenki Manang for witnessing the view of the Annapurna, Gangapurna, and Tilicho peak. The track lightly finishes up presenting breathtaking perspectives and via terrains with juniper trees because the best surviving plant life round this area and could brings you to Yak-Kharka for the overnight.

Day 16

Yak Kharka to Throng Phedi (4,400m/14,432)

We begin our hike with an unhurried tempo to Phedi which means `foot of the hill.’ We nonetheless have the equal breathtaking view of mountains and landscapes. After an hour’s walk, we attain Ledar and keep climbing alongside the east financial institution of the Jorsang Khola, after which circulate down and move the motion on a timber bridge to get to a small tea shop. We prevent the exceptional view and tea breaks, and we comply with a slim course throughout a high, risky slope earlier than heading to Thorong Phedi for the overnight.

Day 17

Throng Phedi to Throng La (5,416m/17,765 ft) to Muktinath (3,800/12,467ft) 7-8 hrs

We today have the longest and maximum difficult day of the complete trip. We start our stroll early withinside the morning; nowadays the track will become steepest first of all and reaches excessive camp. Walk at your very own tempo viewing dawn and the sight of the mountains. We constantly stroll to the pinnacle take 3-four hrs to the Throng pinnacle and with an amazing feeling of victory take a quick destroy for picturesque surroundings and right down to the Mustang a part of the mountains and the Kaligandaki valley a long way underneath to the West. Lastly, we made it to Muktinath after a 7-8 hrs lengthy stroll and overnight on the lodge.

Day 18

Muktinath to Jomsom (2,570m/8,430ft) 5-6 hrs

Today, we visit the holy place in Muktinath at an altitude of 2570m. Similarly, this is a very famous place for Hindu Devotees and plays an important role in Hindu Mythology. Then,  from here onwards the valley gets very windy, and,  the walk follows the gentle trail for another 2 hours till the large town of Jomsom a town and a headquarters of the Mustang region with a small airstrip just above the Kaligandaki River, where we’ll stay overnight at the teahouse and next day morning fly to Pokhara on a scenic flight.

Day 19

Jomsom to Pokhara by Flight (25 minutes)

On day 19 of our Pisang Peak Climbing, we get on a scenic flight from Jomsom to Pokhara where you can get a birds-eye view of the surroundings that will add to your trip. Similarly, this flight will make your trip unforgettable.

Day 20

Pokhara to Kathmandu (1,300m/4,264 ft) 6-7 hrs drive

Today we drive from Pokhara to Kathmandu where our departure representative will drop you at the international airport for your final departure.

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


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Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation by car.
  • Hotel accommodation in Kathmandu with breakfast at 3 to 4 stars level.
  • Meals on full board (Breakfast, lunch and dinner) in trekking and climbing period for you.
  • Seasonable Local fresh fruits.
  • Twin sharing comfortable private room in trekking part and tented camp in climbing part.
  • Trip map.
  • Domestic flight tickets with  airport tax.
  • An experienced government licensed holder guide and porters to carry your luggage during the trek.
  • Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipments, transportation, local tax for Guide and porters.
  • 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.
  • Pasang Lammu rural municipality entry fee.
  • Climbing permit.
  • Climbing equipment like ice axe, Ice crew, snow bar, climbing rope.
  • Emergency helicopter rescue arrangement which will be paid by your insurance company.
  • TIMS (Trekkers’ Information Management System).
  • All our government taxes, vat, local tax, tourist service charges.

Service Excluded in this Trip

  • Lunch and dinner in Kathmandu.
  • All kind drinks (Alcoholic, hot and cold drinks) in mountain.
  • Personal equipment.
  • International airfare to and from Kathmandu.
  • Travel and rescue insurance.
  • Extra personal expenses (phone calls, laundry, bar bills, battery recharge, laundry, shower, excess baggage charges).
  • Personal climbing equipment( Joomer, carabiner lock, carabiner unlock, Harnex belt, Eight finger, helmet, gaiters, Boots, crampons).
  • Tips for trekking staff and driver (Tipping is expected).
  • Any others expenses which are not mentioned on ‘Price Includes’ section.

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Trip Info

Pisang Peak is one of the most popular peaks in Nepal. Annually many tourists come to Pisang Peak to enjoy the beauty of the surrounding. Similarly, start the journey to Pisang Peak Climbing with a drive to Besi Sahar then from BesiSahar to Nagdi. From Nagdi the trekking continue to Jagat, Jagat to Tal, Tal to Chame, Chame to Upper Pisang, Upper Pisang to Pisang Base camp, Pisang Base Camp to High camp

After High Camp the peak climbing continues for the Summit and back to Base Camp. Then the return journey starts to Manang then from Manang to Thorong Phedi, Thorong Phedi to Thorong Pass to Muktinath. After Muktinath, the trip continues to Jomsom.

After, Jomsom flew to Pokhara and then to Kathmandu for the final departure.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit Pisang Peak?

The best time to visit Pisang Peak is during the spring and autumn season. Not only through climate and weather but also through the festival point of view. Meaning during this time the visitors will experience different festivals. During this time the biggest festivals of Nepal Dashain and Tihar falls which can make all the visitor’s visits worthwhile. Similarly, at this time of year, the weather and climate are stable. And, you can travel in a clear sky.  Moreover, the sunshine will help to get a clear view of different peaks in the region.

Can I visit Pisang Peak alone?

Is Pisang Peak Climbing difficult?

What is the cost to do the Pisang Peak Climbing?

What kinds of hotels will I find at the Pisang Peak Climbing?

What showers and laundry facilities will be available on the climb?

What food will be available at the Pisang Peak Climbing?

Do you have a recommended list of clothing we should bring?

What kind of physical condition should I be in for Pisang Peak Climbing?

Are there signals and WI-FI facilities at the Pisang Peak Climbing?

What is the food like on the Pisang Peak Climbing?

Can I take my down jacket or sleeping bag?

Can I leave my excess gear in Kathmandu?

What are the essentials on the Pisang Peak Climbing?

How long is Pisang Peak Climbing?

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.

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

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  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

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  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

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For Indians

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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.