Trekking in Nepal

Medical Treatment in Nepal

Although you may do your best to arrive in Nepal in good health and be prepared with current vaccinations, you may find yourself in need of medical treatment during your stay. By Western standards most of the country is lacking in adequate medical facilities, and those with serious conditions may choose to evacuate to a more modern treatment centers outside of Nepal. There is a clinic in Kathmandu with higher quality care available in Kathmandu called the CIWEC Clinic Travel Medicine Center.

As you venture out on any touring treks through the country, always bring a well-stocked first aid kit, including a number of over-the-counter medications that will be very valuable to you in your time of need. These medications should include a pain reliever, cough suppressant, anti-diarrhea, heartburn and indigestion reliever, and rash cream. Wet wipes and hand sanitizer will help prevent a great deal of potential health problems for you. One prescription-only medication that may come in handy if you begin to develop high altitude sickness is Diamox, which helps the body deal better with the lack of oxygen at higher elevations. See Altitude Sickness for more on this common affliction among hikers.

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