First Aid Kit

This is the basic list to cover the more common ailments that affect trekkers. Climbing groups, expeditions and trekkers going to isolated areas will need a more comprehensive kit.


  • Bandage for sprains
  • Plasters / Band-aids (including blister plasters for walking trips)
  • Iodine or water filter (optional)
  • Moleskin / Second skin - for blisters
  • Antiseptic ointment for cuts
  • Anti-bacterial throat lozenges (with antiseptic)
  • Aspirin/Paracetamol - general painkiller
  • Oral rehydration salts e.g. Dioralyte
  • Broad-spectrum antibiotic (norfloxacin or ciprofloxin)
  • Anti-diarrhea medication (antibiotic /  Imodium or lomotil)
  • Antibiotic for Guardia or similar microbe or bacteria
  • Diamox 250 / 500 mg (for altitude sickness)
  • Sterile Syringe set (anti-AIDS precaution)
  • Gel hand cleaner. and your personal medication prescribed by your doctor
  • Sterile dressings and bandages
  • Antihistamine cream (for insect bites)
  • Wet wiper


Note:
Please make sure you carry any essential personal medication in your hand luggage