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The Manaslu Circuit Trek is the best all round tea-house hike in Nepal on the Great Himalaya Trail; the new Annapurna Circuit. No camping needed.

Trekking First aid kit

Large first aid kit for trekking ~600g – group of 4

Yet another helpful item from Howard and Sue Dengate. Having trekked nine times in Nepal they are both very familiar with what is needed on a trek, and they are kind enough to make the effort to share it with other trekkers. A whole list of trek notes and useful information can be found on their www.fedup.com.au food-additive information website.

For print, download a PDF of this first aid kit list here.

Trekking First aid kit: supplies

  • 7.5cm X 7.5cm gauze pads 2
  • 10cm x 10cm non-adherent pads 10
  • large sterile dressing 2
  • Mediswabs 5
  • 2.5cm Bandaids 30
  • Tampons for cotton wool 3
  • Stingose 2
  • sewing needle 1
  • razor blade 1
  • 10cm elastic bandage 2 SEPARATE
  • 2.4cm adhesive tape (1 roll) SEPARATE

Trekking First aid kit: Medication

  • Diarrhoea
    • Gastrolyte sachets x6 (200ml)
    • Loperamide (Imodium) x16 (2 to start, then 1 after loose)
    • Ciprofloxacin 500mg x56 (2/day 7d, before food)
    • Tinadazole (Fasigyn) 500mg x12 (take 4 with food)
    • Lomotil x20 (2 to start, then 2 every 6h until fixed)
    • Azothromycin 3x500mg (500mg/day) CIPRO RESISTANT
  • Skin problems
    • Bactoban 1% cream (15g tube)
  • Constipation
    • Coloxyl and senna 10 (1-2 at night, up to 4 for constipation)
    • Gaviscon antacid 8 x 250mg
  • Respiratory illness
    • Roxithromycin (Biaxsig) 150mgx16 (2/d 5d, before food)
    • Cephalexin 500mgx20 (also for wounds) (4/d 5d)
    • Sudafed
  • Painkillers
    • Paracetamol 25x500mg
    • Codeine phosphate 30mgx40 (4/d)
    • Fentanyl 12ug/hr x4 (3 days each!)
  • Eye and ear problems
    • Neomycin (Nemdyn) ointment (apply 3/d)
    • Prednisone tablets 25mgx24 (2/d 3d with food)
  • Other
    • Claratyne antihistamine 10x10mg (1/d) allergies
    • Acetazolamide (Diamox) 250mgx10 (½ tab before altitude)

Small first aid kit for trekking ~280g – group of 2

Small Trekking First aid kit: supplies

  • 7.5cm X 7.5cm gauze pads 2
  • 5cm x 5 cm sterile dressing 3
  • 2.5cm Bandaids 20
  • Mediswabs 7
  • Medipulv 12g
  • Betadine antiseptic ointment 20g
  • Tweezers 1
  • Needle 1
  • Razor blade 1
  • Glycerin suppositories 2
  • Tampons 3 (cotton wool)
  • Water purifying tabs 25 (1/litre)

Small Trekking First aid kit: Medication

  • Loperamide (Imodium) 4x2mg (2 to start, then 1 if loose)
  • Lomotil 8×2.5mg (2 to start, then 2 every 6h until fixed)
  • Claratyne antihistamine 3 x 10mg (1/d)
  • Caltrate 3 x 600mg
  • Paracetamol 10 x 500 mg
  • Antistine Privine
  • Codeine phosphate 7 x 30mg (4/d)
  • Gaviscon 16 x 250mg
  • Salt for leeches
  • Plasters / bandaids
  • 10cm rolled bandage SEPARATE

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