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What to do before coming Nepal?


Before embarking on your journey, it is strongly recommended to consult with your healthcare professionals, including your doctor and pharmacist, to ensure that you are well-prepared for any health-related concerns during your visit to Nepal. The availability of specific medications and medical facilities may vary, and it’s essential to plan ahead. Here is a comprehensive medical checklist to guide you:


Consultation with Medical Professionals:

Consult your doctor and pharmacist for advice on necessary medicines.
Discuss brands and specific medications you may need during your trip.
Medication List:

Make a list of medicines and medical equipment required for your health.
Include essential medications for common issues like pain, fever, allergies, flu, and digestive problems.

Trek-Specific Medications:


  1. Aspirin for pain and fever.
  2. Flu tablets.
  3. Multivitamins for longer trips.
  4. Antihistamines for allergies.
  5. Antibiotics for off-the-beaten-path travel.
  6. Anti-inflammatories for muscle pain.
  7. Medication for diarrhea and nausea.
  8. Rehydration solutions to prevent dehydration.
  9. Insect repellent.
  10. Sunscreen and lip balm.
  11. Eye drops.
  12. Antifungal cream.
  13. Bandages, band-aids (plasters), and wound dressings.
  14. Water purification tablets.
  15. Scissors, tweezers, thermometer.
  16. Sterile kits for potential injections.



Ensure you are properly vaccinated before visiting Nepal.


Passport-Size Photos and Cash:

Bring a few passport-size photos for visa applications.
Have some Nepali Rupees in cash for visa processing at the airport or immigration checkpoints.


Trekking Gear:

Consider bringing necessary trekking gear, especially if you have specific preferences for quality and durability.
Equipment Checklist:




  1. Trekking boots.
  2. Warm hat, scarf, and gloves.
  3. Waterproof jacket and umbrella.
  4. Trousers and shorts.
  5. Running shoes and sandals or flip-flops.
  6. Thermal underwear.
  7. Sunhat and fleece jacket.
  8. T-shirts (2 or 3) and a long-sleeved shirt with a collar.




  1. Backpack.
  2. Sleeping bag and silk liner.
  3. Water bottle.
  4. Torch (flashlight) and spare batteries.
  5. Duffle bag.


Miscellaneous Items:


  1. Toiletries.
  2. Quick-drying camp towel and toilet paper.
  3. Cigarette lighter.
  4. Sunscreen and polarizing sunglasses.
  5. Pocket knife and iodine.
  6. Water-purification tablets.
  7. Medical and first aid kit.
  8. Insect repellent.
  9. Emergency kit including a whistle and waterproof matches.


High-Altitude Areas (Above 4,000 m):


  1. Thermal underwear.
  2. Woolen hat and gloves.
  3. Gaiters.
  4. Down jacket or down vest.


Optional Equipment:


  1. Camera, memory card, and battery charger.
  2. Spare batteries.
  3. Binoculars.
  4. Backpack cover.


Feel free to tailor this checklist based on your specific needs and the nature of your trek.