Tent Peak Climbing

Tent Peak Climbing

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Trip Facts

  • Max Altitude 5,660 ft
  • Grade Moderate
  • Duration 11
  • Group Size 1 - 15

Overview

Tent Peak Climbing(5,660 m/ 18,569 ft) is also known as Tharpu Chuli in the local language. It is located in the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is known by the name of Tent Peak among climbers and trekkers because its peak is shaped in the shape of a tent . The peak is located south of the Annapurna Base Camp. It is surrounded by tall mountains peaks like Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, Gangapurna, Khangsar Kang, Baraha Shikhar, Tarke Kang and Himchuli. We will also get to visit the Annapurna Base Camp and Machhapuchhre Base Camp on our way to Tent Peak.

Tent Peak is a peak of moderate altitude. Its peak provides uncompromising view of the mountain compared to other peaks of higher altitude. Therefore it is one among the most favored peak among climbers. Climbing Tent Peak also provides a wonderful opportunity to acclimatize and train before climbing higher altitude peaks that are located in the region.

We will start our adventure with a flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The flight introduces us to the mountains of Nepal located in the central and western part of the country. Pokhara is a tourist city with large beautiful lakes like Phewa and Begnas. We will have a look at these lakes from air while landing. We will then waste no time at the city by taking a coach which will drive us to Ghandruk Phedi. The literal meaning of the name Ghandruk Phedi is the base of the Ghandruk Village.

Ghandruk is one of the most popular settlements in the Annapurna Region. It is famous for its wonderful homestays and well-preserved way of life and culture of the Gurung people. Our road leads us directly north from Ghandruk Phedi. We will then cross the Kimrong Khola and head towards the hot water spring in Jhinu Danda. We will immerse ourselves at the hot water spring in Jhinu Danda. The hot water spring is situated at the bank of the Modi river. The source of the river is the glacier located in the southern slopes of the Annapurna Massif.

We will go up and down through beautiful Rhododendron forests of the sanctuary in the days ahead. We will reach the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) by crossing the narrow pass between Himchuli and Machhapuchhre peak on the last part of our trek. The small valley where the Annapurna Base Camp is situated is circled by gigantic snowy peaks on all sides. Tent Peak Base Camp lies a little south from Annapurna Base Camp. We will get back to Tent Peak Base Camp after spending the night at ABC. It is a one day Tent Peak Climbing. The climb can easily be completed without any hindrance.

We will return following the same trekking trail we took on our way up. We will explore Pokhara for a bit in the evening we will reach there. We will then get back to Kathmandu on a tourist coach, which takes us along the Prithvi Highway.

Itinerary

Day 01

We will start our trip with an early morning flight from Kathmandu to Pokhara. It is a city located in the western part of Nepal. The flight provides a first glimpse of the beautiful Himalayan peaks of Nepal. After take-off from Kathmandu, we will see the majestic peaks of Langtang and the Dorje Lakpa range. A few minutes of flight will take us to the central part of Nepal. The central part of Nepal is home to the mountains of Annapurna, Dhaulagiri, and the Manasulu Himal range. Pokhara is a beautiful city and is also known as the city of seven lakes. It is the primary destination for tourists who come to Nepal. Pokhara is also the gateway town to the Annapurna Sanctuary. We will get a beautiful view of the Begnas and the Fewa Lake as we land in Pokhara.

A jeep will be waiting for us at the airport. We will waste no time and get into it after collecting our luggage. The coach will take us through picturesque farmlands, villages, waterfalls, and swirling rivers.  The drive up to Nayapul takes us through one of the busiest highways in Nepal. The experience is smooth along the blacktopped road. After Nayapul we will leave the highway which goes towards Beni. We will then head on an off-road track towards Ghandruk Phedi. The name of the village means the base of the Ghandruk village as it is situated directly beneath it.

We will collect our bags and head towards the heart of the Annapurna Sanctuary from the bus stop. Will cross the Kimrong Khola via a high suspension bridge and get into the opposite mountain ridge. We will see picturesque villages perched on mountains on all sides after crossing the river. We will then walk towards the foot of the ridge we are walking in. The hill we are in is known as Jhinu Danda. There is a hot spring located a few minutes of walk down from Jhinu Danda.  We will go to the hot spring and take a relaxing bath there. We will come back to Jhinu Danda and rest here for the night.

Day 02

We will resume our trek following breakfast. The first hour is an uphill climb to the village of Chhomrong. Chhomrong is the largest village in the Annapurna Sanctuary. It is a tourist village with many facilities like guesthouses, restaurants, shops and even a basketball court for tourists. Upper Chhomrong is situated at the top of the hill and lower Chhomrong is spread towards the foot of the hill. The Chhomrong Khola flows from the base of the village. We will go downhill from Upper Chhomrong towards the river. There is a high suspension bridge over Chhomrong Khola. We will cross the bridge and get into the ridge on the other mountain. The path is evenly paved. We will meet many mule caravans, traders, and fellow trekkers on our road.

The trail again starts to go uphill after we cross the suspension bridge. From here the forest starts to get denser than in the lower part. We will only come across little far-flung villages which constitute a few houses and hotels. Trees of rhododendron, juniper, pine, and fir are common in the region. If you happen to be trekking during spring, the entire forest is turned red by the blooming rhododendrons, which is also the national flower of Nepal. If you are lucky then we can also catch a glimpse of rare and endangered wild animals like Asian Black Bear, Mountain Fox, Deer, and other animals. The Himalayan Blue Sheep and the Himalayan Tahr are rarely seen at this altitude as they live higher up.

We will rest at a place called Lower Sinuwa and then resume our trip through a dense forest of bamboo. You will be surprised to see that the entire forest is now dominated by bamboo which was only found in traces in the lower belt. We will reach upper Sinuwa after walking for about an hour from Lower Sinuwa and we will stay at a guest house there for the night.

Day 03

Will resume our trek following breakfast. We have two options for breakfast. We can either enjoy regular breakfast or indulge in a locally made breakfast set of Tibetan bread, Himalayan tea, and organic cereals harvested from nearby fields.  Mountain peaks like Annapurna, Himchuli, Gangapurna, Dhaulagiri, and Manaslu become more and more prominent as we move northwards. However, the highlight of the scenery is the stunning view of the Machhapuchhre or the Fish Tail mountain.

We will take short breaks at places like Khuldi Ghar, Dovan, and Bamboo.  Apart from these small villages, the entire part of our trail is covered in woods of pine and fir. Our trail also starts to get covered in snow as we approach the village of Deurali. The literal meaning of the name deal is passed in Nepali, which is also known as Bhanjyang in other places. Deurali is a pass between the last Hills of the Mahabharata range because after crossing Deurali we will reach directly the foothills of the Machhapuchhre and the Himchuli mountain.  We will rest at a guest house in Deurali following a long hard day of the trek in Annapurna sanctuary.

Day 04

We will resume our trip from Deurali and head into one of the most thrilling parts of our trek.  Today’s trek takes us through a narrow pass located between the Himchuli and Machha Puchhre mountains. The pass is the only gateway into a small valley of 10 miles in diameter where lies gigantic Himalayan peaks like Annapurna, Tent Peak, Himchuli and others.  Because this narrow pass is the only gateway to the Annapurna Base Camp the region was completely unexplored by outsiders until the 1940s.  In 1950, a French team led by Maurice Hezog made the first successful climb of Annapurna I, making it the first peak in the world over eight thousand metres in altitude to be climbed.

The Modi river flows out of this narrow pass and into the wild valley which we walked during the last two days of our trek. We have two road options after travelling from Deurali. One road takes us from the near side of the Modi river while the other road runs parallel on the opposite side. There is not much difference between the two paths but if we are travelling during peak winter it is better that we travel from the far side because there is a risk of avalanche on the nearest side. We will cross the river once again and get into the base of a hill directly above it is situated.  The base camp is only a symbolic one because climbing in the peak is prohibited as the locals considered the mountain as a sacred one and it is offensive to set foot on top of it.

Once we cross Machhapuchhre Base Camp, the path starts to get wider and wider with the Himchuli and the Annapurna mountains forming a semicircle at the front and the Machhapuchhre mountain now in our background.  If you are lucky then we can also capture dreams of the rare Himalayan Blue Sheep and the Himalayan Tahr at this altitude.  About two hours of work from here will take us to Annapurna Base Camp, which provides a 360-degree view of the mountains in the Annapurna massif and the Dhaulagiri range. We will enjoy the breathtaking view of the mountains from Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) and rest at a guest house there. The guest houses are equipped with all the modern facilities needed for trekkers including the VSAT telephone.

Day 05

We will wake up before the sun break at Annapurna Base Camp and head towards a viewpoint located a few minutes ahead. The sun rising over the peaks of the mountain is glorious from this place. We will also get a complete look at the sweeping glacier beneath the cliff which drains as Modi river a few kilometers down south near Machhapuchhre Base Camp.  The place is packed with trekkers and climbers jostling for space to get the best view of the mountains and the glaciers. After spending some time there we will get back to our hotel and enjoy our breakfast.

Following breakfast, we will head towards the Tent Peak Base Camp which is located a little bit towards the south of Annapurna Base Camp. After walking for a few minutes we will leave the regular trail which goes down towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp and head towards the Tent Peak Base Camp which is located at around the same altitude as Annapurna Base Camp and the climatic variation is not huge. However, there are fewer facilities at Tent Peak Base Camp as compared to Annapurna Base Camp making the stay hard.

In fact, during peak winter Tent Peak Base Camp is not served by any guest houses at all, unlike the Annapurna Base Camp where guest houses are open all year round.  We will set up tents at the base camp following five hours of walk from Annapurna Base Camp. The walk is not long but because will have to walk along the glacial moraines we will go slowly towards our destination.

 

Day 06

We will stay at the Tent Peak Base Camp today and acclimatize ourselves for the hard and tough climb tomorrow.  Tent Peak Base Camp is situated at the slope of the Tent Peak itself and we will get plenty of opportunities to learn how to use tools like ice axes, ropes, and harnesses which might be needed while trying the final part of the peak.  We will also learn how to communicate and coordinate effectively while walking in a single file on the treacherous slopes of the mountain. Our team leader will teach us about some of the most frequent signs and signals used in the mountain slopes.

We will explore the places around the Base Camp after our training and drill in the afternoon. However, we will not venture far from the Base Camp because we are looking to preserve energy for the next day. We will slide into our tents early because a cold and chilling wind blows in the mountains during the evening.

Day 07

We will at the Summit of the Tent Peak today.  We will get up up two to three hours before sunrise because we have to climb for about eight hours and then we need half that time to come down to the base camp. Moreover, it is ideal to reach the peak before midday because a strong afternoon wind blows at the top of the mountain during this time, making the climb more difficult.  We also don’t want to be in the mountains by the time the last light of the day goes out. The first part of the climb is relativity easy and we won’t have to use rocks and harnesses during the first hour.

The second part of the trek is relatively difficult. As we approach the peak we might need to make use of ropes during the final 400 meters. We will get a spectacular panoramic view of mountain peaks like Annapurna I, Annapurna II, Gangapurna, Himchuli, and other peaks.  We will spend some time at the peak and then start a slow but careful descent towards the Base Camp. We will celebrate our success at the Base Camp and stay for a day more in the tents before heading out of the mountains.

Day 08

We will get back to Sinuwa today after completing a memorable tour of the mountain in the Annapurna massif and the ascent of the Tent Peak, which is also known as Tharpu Chuli by the locals.  We won’t have to go towards Annapurna Base Camp today and we will directly head down towards Machhapuchhre Base Camp.  Despite the past being downhill, we will have to go carefully up to Machhapuchhre base camp because the glacial slope is slippery and full of crevasses.

After reaching the base camp, we will walk along the labeled banks of the Modi river up to Deurali.  We will go slightly uphill from Deurali and from here the kingdom of snow ends and the green hills of the Mahabharata range start. We will take a short break at Deurali and then resume our trek after break among the dense forest of bamboo.  The Modi river thunders below and we will see pipes around which connect the river with the local hydroelectricity project located in and around our trail.  We will reach Sinuwa during the second part of the day and rest at a  guest house there.

Day 09

We will resume our trip from Sinuwa today and head towards the beautiful and picturesque village of Ghandruk. We will come across the Chhomrong village once again and we have the climb down to the foot of the river and the climb up to the top of the peak to look forward to. We will slowly walk along the stone-paved path towards the river which we will cross via a high and airy suspension bridge. The view of the river below is stunning from the suspension bridge.

After crossing the suspension bridge, we will slowly walk towards the top of the village. It takes about an hour to reach the top of the village from the foot of the river. After reaching the top of the village, we will again go down towards Jhinu Danda. We will cross the Kimrong river after walking about an hour from Jhinu Danda. After crossing the river, we will walk for another hour and reach the beautiful village of Ghandruk. The village is settled by the local Gurung people and is famous for its homestay experience. We will spend the night at Ghandruk and learn more about the culture and the tradition of the Gurung people.

Day 10

We will head towards Pokhara after enjoying a wonderful day in Ghandruk. We will take a bus ride from Ghandruk and then enter the off-road, which meets with the highway in Nayapul. We will reach Pokhara following three hours of drive.

We will spend the night by strolling into the Fewa Lakeside in the evening. Pokhara has a vibrant nightlife and we can enjoy some of it if we are not too tired. We will rest at our hotel after enjoying some time at the Lake Side.

Day 11

We will end our trip with a bus ride from Kathmandu to Pokhara. The bus ride takes us along the beautiful Prithvi highway. The highway swirls along the banks of the Marsyangdi and the Trishuli River. It is a joyride along the serene gree mid-hills of Nepal.

We will reach Kathmandu after six hours of drive. We will go to our hotel after landing at the bus stop near Thamel. Our trip ends with you checking into your hotel.

 

Service Includes and Excludes

Service Included in this Trip

  • All the ground transportation as per itinerary.
  • 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 from Kathmandu/Pokhara with  airport tax.
  •  An experienced government licensed holder guide and porter to carry your luggage.
  •  Food, drinks, accommodation, insurance, salary, equipment’s, transportation, local tax for Guide and porter.
  •  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

  • Hotel and meals 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’s ( 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

The full board package includes your meals 3 times daily in trekking where as budget packages does not include meals. 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.