Health & Medicine
Health is most important while you want to make trekking, tour, mountaineering thus good physical play vital rule to reach your destination. Weak and unhealthy trekkers/mountaineers can’t achieve his/ her destination so before your adventure trip in Himalaya you may need to check up once and prescribed medicine should be along with you. Normally ,if you prefer Eco friendly Tours and Treks in Nepal Himalaya, you can buy medicine in Kathmandu as well but now a days popular trekking trails such as Annapurna region trekking : Pisang , Manang, Jomsom, Everest region trekking : Lukla, Namche Bazaar, Khumjung and Pheriche, Langtang trekking region Dhunche, Syabru village and langtang village too. Normally, Eco Trip Nepal provides the first aid kid for normal injury while you are trekking in Nepal Himalaya. Some clinics are open as above mentioned in main trekking season. Beside that you will get some places during the trekking about the high altitude lecture.
Following medicine and systems should know by trekkers /Travelers:
- Upset stomach, often caused by change in diet or contaminated food and water. This is a common ailment, suffered by trekkers and travelers alike. To avoid it one should pay particular attention to hygiene and quality of the food and drink. You should bring a general antibiotics and Imodium as well as antiseptic hand wipes or soap along with you.
- Cough, sore throats and chapped lips are common in the dry mountain air. On rare occasions these can lead to chest infection. Sore throats can best be avoided by attempting not to breathe cold air directly through the mouth. This can be achieved by the use of a neckerchief or scarf tied over your mouth. Also sucking lozenges can help. Smoking also should be avoided as should alcohol at high altitudes.
- Joint and muscle strains, foot problems and blisters are other hindrances for trekkers. Wearing good footwear will go a long way in avoiding in these problems. You ensure that your boots or shoes are well broken in before your trek. For sprains and strains, apply cold water to reduce swelling and support the joint with a crepe bandage. We suggest you include in your first aid kit, bandages, a good supply of band aids and corn pads, as well as any joint support braces you need and a good muscle rub cream.
- Acute mountain sickness (AMS) is a fatal sickness caused by rapid altitude ascension. Therefore climbers ascending 3000 meters or above should acquire sound knowledge of proper acclimatization processes. Symptoms of the AMS include headache, lose of the appetite, swelling of limbs, dizziness, and difficulty in sleeping, irregular breathing, nausea and unusual weariness. Maintaining good fluid in take helps combat altitude sickness and hurried decent or evacuation to lower altitude is the only best cure. We recommend you to drink at least three liters of water a day and trek slowly when gaining altitude and you need to bring some Diamox.